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Resources for ACFE Regional Councils

Information and resources for members and chairpersons of Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Regional Councils.

Regional Councils draw together people with different skills, networks and expertise related to adult community education to support the operation of the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board.

In particular, Regional Councils play an important role in:

  • providing strategic advice and local intelligence to the ACFE Board
  • promotion and advocacy of the Learn Local sector, fostering collaboration and partnerships between Learn Local providers and key regional stakeholders.

Adult community education (ACE) plays an important role in Victoria’s broader post-secondary education sector. The Ministerial Statement on the Future of ACE in Victoria 2020–25External Link (the Ministerial Statement) establishes a 6-year reform agenda for the ACFE Board.

The Statement sets ambitious aspirations and goals for the Board and the Learn Local sector. It gives the sector recognition and strategic direction. The Statement also guides sectoral collaboration to improve the lives of adult Victorians through the provision of local, place-based and flexible training. Following the release of the Ministerial Statement, the Board developed the ACFE Board Strategy 2020–25External Link . This is the primary means of delivering on the Ministerial Statement, to position and strengthen the sector’s role in post-secondary education across Victoria.

The resources and templates provided on this page are designed to assist individual Regional Council members and each Regional Council to build an understanding of their governance responsibilities and to guide them in providing strategic advice to the ACFE Board and assist them in their role advocating for the Learn Local sector:

Reviewed 24 January 2023

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