2022 National ACE Summit
April 05, 2022
The National 2022 ACE Summit
To reinforce and explore the value and importance of Australian adult and community education (ACE) providers in delivering essential training and skills that support national educational, social, employment and economic development goals. The 2022 National ACE Summit will broaden the knowledge of the national ACE sector, exploring emergent themes and capacity building approaches. It will showcase the sector’s community-based, innovative programs and pathways that assist Australian governments and communities to succeed; and chart future directions for ACE providers. The 2022 Summit follows on from CCA’s 2021 National ACE Summit, held in June 2021, which was attended by more than 170 people – the largest CCA event participation ever.
The Summit will enhance the capacity of the ACE sector to deliver real results for building the skills base of Australian communities, which has been battered by two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACE sector has unrealised potential and capacity to contribute to ameliorating Australia’s skills shortfall, particularly in the aged, disability and child care sectors, as well as in foundation skills and supporting small businesses. The Summit will examine New South Wales, Victorian, South Australian and national ACE policy settings and programs, and the ACE sector’s strengths, structures and achievements. Importantly, the Summit will examine industry developments and focus on how we can use the learnings of the COVID-19 pandemic to inform the path forward.