Adult Learners’ Week promotes life-long learning, which can support improved workforce participation and productivity for adults through increased participation in education and training. It is celebrated through activities that raise awareness of adult education and promote participation in further learning.
The Australian Government promotes activities which contribute to a national Adult Learners’ Week presence, whereas State and Territory Governments are responsible for supporting Adult Learners’ Week at the state and local level.
The Adult Learners’ Week national presence aligns with the priorities for adult learning and education outlined in the 2008 Ministerial Declaration on Adult Community Education. This Declaration acknowledges the role of the Adult and Community Education sector in the provision of vocationally focused education and training; fostering skills development and economic and community participation; and providing pathways to further education and training or employment.
Funding for Adult Learner’s Week national projects
The Department of Education and Training (the department) administers grants for projects that promote Adult Learners’ Week on a national scale. For information about future funding for Adult Learner’s Week projects, please continue to monitor this webpage.