ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program

Adult Community Education (ACE) is a significant component of the continuum of education and training provision in Australia, alongside Vocational Education and Training (VET), higher education, and the school system.

In 2008, State, Territory and Australian Government Ministers with responsibility for Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, endorsed a Ministerial Declaration on Adult Community Education (ACE). This statement recognised the importance of ACE in providing pathways to further education and training for 'second chance' learners.

The ACT ACE Grants Program aims to assist individuals to overcome barriers to education, training and employment. The ACE Program offers an opportunity to all working age Australians to develop the skills and qualifications needed to enable them to be effective participants in the modern labour market. The ACE Program aims to:

  • provide pathways and bridging programs that are not funded elsewhere;
  • attract people who have experienced barriers to learning;
  • engage and support people identified as members of strategic priority groups (such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and victims of family and domestic violence);
  • address a community need; and
  • provide learning opportunities that are flexible, innovative, customised and community-based.
  • Each year since 1998, the ACT Government has funded a range of ACE programs covering a wide variety of learning needs.

2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program

An application guide for the 2017 ACE Grants Program is available below.

2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program Application SmartForm

2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program PDF File (770kb)

2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Frequently Asked Questions PDF File (32kb)

2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) information session presentation Powerpoint File (1.2mb)

ACT ACE Grants Program 2017 Funded Projects

Information about the successful 2016 ACE projects is provided below.

ACE Grants Funding 2017 MS Word File (33kb)

ACE Grants Funding 2017 PDF (86kb)

Previous year's funding outcomes and application guidelines can be found at the following link: VET Admin Archive webpage.