We provide leadership for Adult and Community Education (ACE) in Aotearoa, New Zealand and are a voice for emerging issues for 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
  • Leading the design and development of evidence based policy and practice

Briefing to Incoming Minister

PDF iconBriefing to Incoming Minister 2017 (286KB)

Policy Papers

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

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

PDF iconThe Future of ACE (Strategic Alliance) (420KB)


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

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

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

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

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

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