Adult Learners’ Week (ALW) is an international event embodied in the 1997 Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning to which Australia is a signatory. Internationally, ALW celebrates the value and diversity of life long learning.
The Australian Government provides grant funding to support activities that contribute to the national presence of ALW, and enhance community awareness of the role and importance of adult learning. States and territories are responsible for supporting ALW events at the state and local level.
The ALW national presence aligns with current government priorities about adult learning and education such as the 2008 Ministerial Declaration on Adult Community Education, available below.
The Adult Learners' Week 2013 Grant Funding Round was open from 9AM on Monday 15 April to 2PM on Monday 6 May 2013 and is now closed.
Successful projects will be announced soon.