We provide leadership for Adult and Community Education (ACE) in Aotearoa, New Zealand and are a voice for emerging issues in ACE. We actively encourage research and policy development for the ACE Sector.

ACE Aotearoa is committed to collaborating on key strategic issues for the benefit of ACE learners.  ACE Aotearoa provides advocacy and direction for policy development and its implementation.

What we do:

  • Actively promote and support the diversity of lifelong learning in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Provide a voice for adult learners
  • Provide a voice for the sector
  • Meet regularly with members and providers to collate the collective knowledge and experiences of the sector
  • Provide advice to central and local government on ACE related strategy and policy  
  • Engage with sector and government stakeholders
  • Lead the design and development of evidence - based policy and practice

Briefing to Incoming Minister

PDF icon Briefing to Incoming Minister 2017 (286KB)

Policy Papers

PDF icon The Value of Adult and Community Education (ACE) (511KB)

PDF icon Adult and Community Education - The Role of Government (646KB)

PDF icon The Future of ACE (Strategic Alliance) (420KB)


PDF icon ACE Aotearoa Submission - New Models of Tertiary Education (429KB)

PDF icon ACE Aotearoa Submission - Review and Update of Education Act (587KB)

PDF icon ACE Aotearoa Submission - Inquiry into identification and support for learners with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism (458KB)

PDF icon ACE Aotearoa Submission - Education Amendment Bill (No. 2) (366KB)

PDF icon ACE Aotearoa Submission - Inquiry into engaging parents in the education of their children (451KB)

PDF icon Strategic Alliance Submission - Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019 (358KB)