Election 2014 - Party Policies - Adult and Community Education

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Adult and Community Education

Adult and Community Education

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  • In 2008 a PricewaterhouseCoopers study showed that for every dollar invested in ACE by the government there was at least a $16 return.
  • Labour will restore $13m per year for Adult and Community Education.
  • Another $9m per year on top of that from 2018.
  • $1m per year of extra funding for ACE English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). (more here)

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  • Support the development of an Adult and Communication Education Strategy.
  • Ensure that goals within the ACE Strategy have a sufficient budget attached.
  • Review student support systems to ensure they are fit for purpose and have adequacy for life-long learning.
  • Work with the sector to develop dedicated legislative amendments to the Education Act 1989 clearly stating that lifelong and intergenerational learning are necessary to ensure relevant skills are maintained or acquired as life circumstances and industry needs change.
  • Work with the ACE sector to develop and implement an appropriate and affordable quality assurance process for ACE programmes and activities. (more here)

  • Develop a strategy for adult and community education that determines the most appropriate provision of learning opportunities in both urban and rural settings.
  • Establish a network of ‘rural education posts’ to serve as adult and community education information centres and meeting places, utilising existing educational facilities.
  • Increase funding for adult literacy programmes, including those in workplaces, and ensure that every community education centre runs such programmes.
  • Increase funding for budget advice programmes, and ensure that every community education centre runs such programmes. (more here)

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