Some programs or events listed may be affected by COVID19 restrictions. Remember to make contact with organisers first.

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If your organisation offers any form of adult learning such as courses, classes, lectures, exhibitions, tours, training programs, tutoring, discussion groups – then Adult Learners’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate and promote what you do.

Our theme

This year the theme of Adult Learners’ Week is ‘Change your story’. The year’s theme promotes the idea that people can make a fresh start, take their lives in new directions, start or create a new future through adult education.

Adult Learners’ Week is about showing the breadth of opportunities available and highlighting how learning something new can shift your perspective and open up all sorts of possibilities and pathways.

One of the key messages of Adult Learners’ Week is that learning is a lifelong activity. Lifelong learners are adults who want to continually expand their skills, knowledge and interests. During ALW2021, we want people to share and discuss how they have re-engaged with learning and the impact it has had.

Deciding on an event

What you can offer:

  • provide short courses or taster sessions to give learners an insight into the classes you offer
  • invite speakers – such as former students – to talk about the impact of learning in their lives
  • encourage individual people and groups to have a go at learning
  • celebrate the learning achievements of your staff/volunteers
  • announce or launch a new course or new initiative
  • badge open days and events with the Adult Learners’ Week branding.

Remember, this year we are registering your virtual ALW events as well.

Event early bird

Get your #ALW2021 event registered on the Adult Learners Week website before 6th August and you have the chance to win 1 of 20 $200.00 grants. This money can be used to help you run an awesome event during Adult Learners’ Week. Don’t forget, there are also $1,000 cash prizes on offer for the best ALW events chosen around Australia!

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.