Sony

Sony comes from a background of extreme adversity. Orphaned and made sole carer for two younger siblings in her teens, she had little opportunity to access education in her home…

Tess

Teresa worked for the same retail business for 26 years, ever since she left school. But then the store closed and Teressa was made redundant. Despite this, she has always…

Kitti

Kitti moved from Thailand to Australia in 2016. Like many migrants, Kitti had tertiary qualifications in Thailand that were not recognised here in Australia. She also found that her limited…

Anh Phan

Anh arrived in Australia from Vietnam in 2000. She completed 510 hours of English classes through the Adult Migrant English Program and although she wanted to study further, she had…

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Halima has been a student in Skills for Education and Employment at Djerriwarrh in Melton, Victoria for the past year. She was referred by Centrelink to do this course to…

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Rujinah was a secondary school teacher in Malaysia. She started the Adult Migrant English Programme (AMEP) in Gympie in March 2018. Two days a week she attends AMEP English classes…

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Greg works as a driver with Nidjalla Waangan Mia (Aboriginal Health Centre) in Mandurah WA where his job is to transport patients to and from their medical appointments. He is…

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Jackie dropped out of high school when she was a teenager. Now she’s thriving in a course called ‘Getting There’ at The Centre in Wangaratta. ‘Getting There’ aims to help…

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Jacqui left school at the age of 16 to become a single mum. She has then spent the last six years raising her son and working casually and part time…

Tell the stories of the adult learners in your organisation, how they first got involved and ways they’ve benefited from learning. Sharing these stories about the impact of adult learning…

People are much happier with a hands-on session where they get to try something themselves rather than it being a demonstration where they watch someone else. Events that engage people…

Offering free ‘taster’ sessions or having an ‘Open House’ where people can come along and give something new a try is a great way to get new people through your…