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Adult Community Education


Adult Community Further Education (in the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development)

Refers to programs funded by the Victorian Government through the Adult, Community and Further Education Board (ACFE Board). These programs are offered within the adult and community education (ACE) sector. The ACFE Board was established in March 1992 under the Adult, Community and Further Education Act 1991 to support the development of Adult, Community and Further Education.

Visit the Higher Education and Skills website.


Skill-sharing co-ops are interactive un-tutored groups which meet on a regular basis to share skills and information. Co-ops may be open to new participants or, in consultation with the Program Coordinator, they may be closed groups.

Co-op coordinator

Co-op coordinators are co-op participants who volunteer to assist the Program Coordinator with the administration of co-op activities.


Courses are programs of structured learning activities that impart information or skills and progress towards a specific learning outcome. 

Course tutor

Course tutors organise and deliver planned and structured lessons and activities which are goal oriented and responsive to the needs of individual adult learners.

Higher Education

and Skills

Visit the Higher Education and skills website.  

Learn Local

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Qualified teacher of qualification courses.


A teacher of short courses.


Vocational Education and Training

For a glossary relating to this sector of education visit this website

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