Adult Learning Australia (ALA) is the national peak body representing organisations and individuals in the adult learning field.
We are a not-for-profit entity with both organizational and individual members in all States and Territories who reflect the extraordinary diversity of adult and community learning. They include adult educators in universities, TAFE Colleges, Community Houses and adult community education providers (ACE), as well as community workers, librarians, individual tutors and trainers, volunteers and students.
ALA also has input to the MCEETYA Taskforce and the Australian Quality Framework Advisory Board (AQFAB). The national office is based in Canberra.
ALA is primarily funded (as of 1ST July 2005) by a grant from the Department of Education Science and Training (DEST), membership dues, subscriptions and project revenues. In 2006, we celebrate our 46th year as a contributor to the adult learning debate in Australia and the 11th anniversary of Adult Learners' Week celebrations.
An immediate objective is to extend our reach to workplaces in both the government and the business communities, as well as to advance awareness of the contribution to social, human and identity capital made by lifelong learning and the way these values interact and contribute to community and organisational learning.
Linked with this, ALA also has a strong interest in the contribution learning makes to active ageing in the community, and particularly where focused high quality research can positively support the retention of an ageing workforce as well as contribute to the quality of an ageing lifestyle.

 成人学习澳大利亚( ALA )的是国家最高代表机构的组织和个人在成人学习领域。