SA Adult Community Education Program 2011-12 Funding

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The Adult and Community Education Program is accepting applications for the 2011-12 financial year for:

– Foundation Skills Grants (up to $50 000) – accredited language, literacy and numeracy activities; supporting participants to make successful transitions

– Multi-Literacies Projects (up to $25 000) – non-formal learning to support engagement of participants facing barrier to accessing the workforce by delivering non-accredited language, literacy and numeracy activities

– Transitions Projects (up to $50 000) – delivering accredited training in a  community setting and partnership with an RTO

Having attended one of the ACE funding workshops in late March I’d suggest that there are a couple of things that potential applicants needs to be aware of when applying for Foundation Skills including:

– use of the IVEC I curriculum (currently being reviewed) which is owned by the Minister for DFEEST, used, maintained and managed by TAFESA

– the process will include a relationship with non RTO ACE providers and a local TAFEStart Education Manager

– TAFESA will be the accrediting RTO working with the ACE provider to deliver and assess the program

– for this quality assurance process between the ACE provider and TAFESA there is no cost

– ACE providers can arrange a relationship with non TAFESA providers at a cost that must be included in the application

– participants will enrol into the TAFESA system online

– someone within the non RTO ACE provider will need to hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and provide supervision to those trainers/assessors without the qualification

For Multi-literacies and Transition Projects, accredited units from National Training Packages can be chosen with RTO partners based upon scope and experience.  The quality assurance/accreditation component must be costed into the application.  Need help identifying appropriate units of competency?  We can help with a skills profile using Skillsbook.

So if you are an ACE provider you might like to look for RTO partners and vice versa.  If you need to develop further knowledge and skills in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector such as an Introduction to VET, engaging learners and learning methodologies here’s our range of VET professional development topics.

Download application forms and guidelines and note that applications close on Friday 13.5.11 – good luck!

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