Skip to main content
8375 6600 council@marion.sa.gov.au contact

Adult Community Education (ACE)

What are Adult Community Education courses?

Adult Community Education (ACE) courses are funded by the South Australian Department for Innovation and Skills.

ACE courses are for adults who are wanting to develop skills for work, improve language, literacy, communication and numeracy and core work skills to better prepare for employment or further training.

ACE courses provide a great option to clarify your direction towards work or training opportunities, address any gaps in your learning, discover what career or job path may be right for you and provide you with support to take those next steps.

With a focus on foundation skills, as well as employment preparation and digital workplace skills, we welcome you to continue your job preparation and learning journey with us.

Who are ACE courses for?

To participate in ACE courses, you must:

Be aged 17 years or older

NOT enrolled in High school/Secondary School

Reside in South Australia

Have the right to work in South Australia

Be actively looking for work

Why learn with us?
  • Courses are FREE
  • Supportive learning environment with experience tutors
  • Some courses are accredited through Interskills Training
  • Helps you prepare for work and further study
  • Builds your core work and foundation skills (numeracy, literacy, language and computing)
  • Provides opportunities to network
  • Small class sizes

Our current courses

Skills for Work Level 1

This non-accredited course will help you better understand and keep up to date with changes in the Australian workforce. With a focus on understanding pathways into different industries, the terminology in job descriptions, the types of jobs available and the different ways to apply for work. You will learn about what employers are looking for and how you can better prepare for employment.

Thursday 8th October,
9:00am - 12:00pm for 10 weeks
Glandore Community Centre
25 Naldera Street Glandore, 5037
Tutor: Ingrid

NFSKRDG07 Read and respond to simple workplace information
Non-Accredited

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Preparing for Work Level 2

This accredited course is focused on helping you develop a detailed career action plan. This plan will help you identify and clearly communicate your skills, experiences and work history. You will have the opportunity practice interview skills, improve your resume and tailor it to different jobs. You will develop a comprehensive resource folder to take away and know more about the supports that are available to you.

Thursday 8th October
12:30pm – 3:30pm for 10 weeks
Glandore Community Centre
25 Naldera Street Glandore, 5037
Tutor: Ingrid

FSKLRG07 Use strategies to identify job opportunities
Accredited

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Digital Skills for Work Level 1

This non-accredited course is for people who already have basic computing skills. It will build your confidence in using computers to search for employment related information, complete various office and work-related tasks. You will learn the basic functions of Microsoft Word and Excel to complete a range of activities related to your chosen field of work.

Tuesday 6th October,
9:30am - 12:30pm for 10 weeks
Glandore Community Centre
25 Naldera Street Glandore, 5037
Tutor: Ted

NFSKRDIG01 Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks
Non-Accredited

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Computing for Work and Business Level 2

This accredited course is a higher level course. It will cover the more in-depth functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, emailing and scheduling using Microsoft Office. Other topics related to LinkedIn, creating spreadsheets, developing business cards, social media profiles and how to use the various Google platforms will also be covered.

Friday 9th October,
9:30am - 12:30pm for 10 weeks
Glandore Community Centre
25 Naldera Street
Glandore, 5037
Tutor: Ted

FSKDIG02 Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks
Accredited

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

English for Work Level 1

This non-accredited course will help you better understand and keep up to date with changes in the Australian workforce. With a focus on understanding pathways into different industries, the terminology in job descriptions, the types of jobs available and the different ways to apply for work. You will learn about what employers are looking for and how you can better prepare for employment.

Wednesday 7th October,
5.30pm - 7.30pm for 10 weeks
Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre
1 Cumbria Court, Mitchell Park
Tutor: Ingrid


NFSKOCM02 Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work
Non-Accredited


CLICK HERE TO BOOK

English for Work Level 2

This accredited course builds on the knowledge you have gained in Level 1 and pays more attention to improving your English language skills for job applications and interviews. It will help you develop your confidence to talk to an employer and the ability to better describe your skills, experiences and capabilities in an interview.

Thursday 8th October
5.30pm -7.30pm 10 weeks

Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre
245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Tutor: Ingrid

FSKOCM03 - Participate in simple spoken interactions at work
Accredited

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Guess What I Learnt From My Community: Episode 7 Ted and Damon

Do you remember your first computer? What challenges did you overcome using software applications?

Join our host, Sharleen,as she chats with two special guests from the Adult Community Education (ACE) Digital Literacy program. Ted Senky and Damon Bradley discuss the importance of digital literacy in the modern world and how this can boost skills for the future.

Nationally Recognised Training

Adult Community Education Courses offer units of competency from the Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK) and are funded by the Government of South Australia.

Registrations

To keep up to date with course starting dates, call 7420 6400 or email ace@marion.sa.gov.au to be placed on our mailing list

ACE: A Year in Review, January - December 2019

We have developed a detailed snapshot of all the achievements within the Adult Community Education (ACE) Program in 2019.

Other Services We offer