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Adult Community Education (ACE)

What are Adult Community Education courses?

Adult Community Education (ACE) Programs are an alternative to traditional formal learning.

ACE courses are designed to improve your learning skills and are the first step towards other training and education opportunities.

Classes are held at City of Marion's Neighbourhood Centres and Libraries.

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.

Who are ACE courses for?

ACE courses are for people aged 17 and over who want to improve their confidence, as well as build foundation and employability skills.

A basic ability to read, write and communicate in English is required for these courses.

Why learn with us?

  • Courses are free
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Some courses are accredited through Interskills Training
  • Small class sizes
  • Prepare for work or employment
  • Have fun and meet new people
  • Build your community network


Introduction to Disability and Aged Care

Are you considering working in the Disability or Aged Care sector? We have developed a new course to explore working in the aged care or disability sector. You will hear from industry experts, join a field visit and develop your understanding of working in a growing field

Non-Accredited - NFSKLRG02 Identify strategies to respond to basic workplace problems.

Introduction to Computers

Build your skills, confidence and ability to use a computer in this introductory course designed for anyone who would like to learn the basics of using a computer.

Non-Accredited - NFSKDIG01 Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks.

Introduction to Microsoft Office

Learn the basics of how to use computers to complete simple workplace tasks. Topics include; making tables, writing letters, staying safe on-line and using software such as Excel, Publisher and Power Point. Basic word processing skill required for this course.

Accredited - FSKDIG02 Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks

Computers for Work

Learn how to use Microsoft Office to undertake a variety tasks and functions. Topics include: inserting tables and charts, writing letters, spreadsheets and much more. Basic word processing skills are required for this course.

Accredited- FSKWTG05 Complete simple workplace formatted texts.

Introduction to Small Business

This course will introduce the basics of small business. The course will have a particular focus on personal goal setting and planning your own field trip to a local business.

Accredited - FSKLRG03 Use basic strategies for career planning

Preparing for Work

In this course you will learn how to highlight employability skills by creating a personal profile, discover the importance of networking as well as ways to look for jobs. You will prepare your own resume and tailor it to suit different jobs. You will discover ways to build your confidence, learn interview tips and much more.

Accredited -FSKLRG07 Use strategies to identify job opportunities.

Introduction to Café Work

Have you ever wanted to work in a café? This course will help you to: serve customers, prepare food, make a professional cappuccino, learn safety and hygiene procedures and build your confidence to work in a café environment.

Accredited - FSKNUM09 Identify, measure and estimate familiar quantities for work.

Mindful Living

This 10 week course will help you develop and practice a series of wellbeing and resilience tools to help you manage stress, think more optimistically, locate your own strengths to handle the challenges that life throws at you.

Non Accredited - NFSKOCM03 Participate in simple spoken exchanges at work.

Health and Wellness

Improve your overall health and wellbeing by exploring aspects of wellness and become aware of your health choices. Learn about healthy eating, physical activity, emotional and cognitive wellness and strategies for coping with stress. Learn simple mindfulness practices such as meditation in a safe and informative environment.

Accredited - FSKNUM07 Locate specific information in highly familiar graphs and charts for work.

Get your Learner’s Permit

Learn about driver responsibilities, road rules, signs and markings as you prepare to take your written learner’s driving test. Note: The test will be at your own expense.

Non-Accredited - NFSKRDG02 Read and respond to basic workplace signs and symbols

English as a Second Language Stage 1

The Stage1 ESL course will help you to start improving your English language skills and begin to communicate and understand important information needed to live in Australia. Learning will be fun and will include games and activities.

Non-Accredited - NFSKOCM01 Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges.

English as a Second Language Stage 2

Have you completed STAGE 1 ESL? Then this course will help you further improve your English language skills to be able to communicate and understand important information needed to live and work in Australia. Learning will be fun and will include a variety of games and activities to help you practice your English so you feel more confident to handle everyday situations.

Accredited- FSKOCM01 Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges.

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.

Other Services We offer

ACE Pathways Support Program

Are you unsure of the next step?

Do you not know what to do after your ACE course?

Then why not meet with our Pathways Support Volunteer for a one on on session to locate the right supports to help you in your job preparation journey.

Email: for more information.


To register interest and keep up to date with course starting dates, call 7420 6400 or email