2018 Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learners' Week runs from 1-8 September throughout Australia and internationally. The week recognises achievements in adult learning and aims to encourage adults, not currently engaged in community activities or learning, to come and try something new.

In South Australia the theme for 2018 is Lifelong Learning: Learning Changes Lives, exploring the positive impact lifelong learning has on our lives.

2018 Adult Learners' Week Award Winners

The 2018 Adult Learners’ Week campaign was launched at a Ceremony on Thursday 30 August where inspiring learners and innovative community education programs were recognised with the presentation of the Adult Learners’ Week Awards.  

The 2018 Adult Learners’ Week Award winners are:

  • Adult Learner of the Year - Jodi Daniels
  • Aboriginal Learner of the Year - Donald Bell
  • Adult Educator/Mentor of the Year - Kelly Barrett
  • Adult Learning Program of the Year - FocusOne Health

2018 Adult Learner of the Year, Jodi Daniels, was acknowledged for her persistence with learning despite challenging circumstances.  Jodi began the Introduction to Women’s Studies program at Pooraka Farm Community Centre with the ultimate goal of entering the nursing field.  The supportive community-based learning environment provided Jodi with the safe space she needed to build her confidence.  Jodi is now enrolled in a Diploma of Nursing in addition to an online Certificate IV in Mental Health.  Jodi is also employed full-time as Salisbury Heights Primary School’s school support officer.  Jodi has found her purpose through education and transformed her life.

Congratulations Jodi.

2018 Adult Learners' Week Calendar of Events

To discover what is available in your community, check the Adult Learners' Week Calendar of Events 2018.

For more information about Adult Learners' Week

Contact Leah Tickle on (08) 8463 5537 or email

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16 Apr Award nominations open
18 May Award nominations close
21 May Grant applications open
22 Jun Grant applications close
2 Jul Awards presentation bookings open
17 Aug Awards presentation bookings close
30 Aug 2018 Adult Learners’ Week Awards presentation
1-8 Sep 2018 Adult Learners’ Week projects

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