The Adult Community Education (ACE) program funds to community-based organisations that help people develop foundation skills in language, literacy, numeracy, computing and personal skills.

Community-based learning

Community-based learning can boost people's skills and confidence, leading to renewed interest and the ability to participate in formal education and training, volunteering or work.

Classes are delivered in easy to access, informal community settings and delivers both accredited and non-accredited training.

Grant applications for the 2018-19 ACE program are now closed.

ACE providers

ACE providers are not-for-profit, community-based groups which are able to demonstrate that they have adult education and training as a key focus. They are located in communities across the state and provide low or no cost training in the development of foundation skills.

Apply to become an ACE provider

Community-based organisations can apply to be listed as an Adult Community Education (ACE) provider and therefore be eligible to apply for ACE Foundation Skills Grant funding for accredited and non-accredited training programs.

Application is a two-step process:

  1. Apply for listing as an ACE provider, and
  2. Apply for ACE program funding.

Apply to be listed as an ACE provider

Community-based organisations must apply to be listed as an Adult Community Education provider before being eligible to apply for government funding.

Read the Adult Community Education Program Listing Guidelines and meet with a Senior Pathways Team Member to undertake an initial assessment prior to completing the online application form below. For further information or to arrange a site visit, call 1800 673 097.

Apply for ACE program funding

Already an ACE provider?

See the ACE toolkit

For more information

Call the Infoline on 1800 673 097 or email

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