The new ACE Program Statement 2018/19 and beyond was launched by the Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Hon Susan Close MP, at an event with the ACE sector on 13 September 2017.

As a result of the engagement feedback received from ACE providers, tutors, participants, program partners and peak bodies, an additional $3.83 million has been allocated to ACE over the next 4 years – a funding increase of approximately 30% for new initiatives including:

  • Increasing the grant amounts for non-accredited training;
  • Employing Pathway Coordinators to increase the number of ACE participants transitioning to further education, training or employment;
  • Expanding services in the regions and extending service provision to groups of people who are under-represented in ACE, for example Aboriginal people, young people and displaced workers; and
  • Supporting professional development of tutors delivering ACE projects.

In addition, new strategies will improve the program model to enable greater flexibility for ACE providers and streamline processes.

The launch of the new ACE Program Statement is the culmination of an extensive engagement process and we thank you for your contribution.

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