About ACEVic

ACEVic is the only peak body whose sole focus is on the issues facing Learn Local providers in Victoria.

ACEVic has a Board made up of experienced CEOs and managers from Learn Local providers across the State, both RTO and non-RTO.

ACEVic is drawing on the many years of experience of key partners and strong networks within the education sector and government, to establish a robust and resilient foundation and ensure future sustainability.

ACEVic has a long history of effectively working with community education providers and community education provision through a range of services and lobbying actions.

ACEVic’s purpose is to:

  • Advocate for greater investment in community education by all levels of government and upholding its values and principles.
  • Build capability and sustainability of community education providers, including strengthening governance.
  • Build recognition and professionalism of the community education sector and workforce.

Board Members 2017


  • Felicity Williams – The Centre, Wangaratta
  • Karen Fleischer – Paynesville Neighbourhood House, Paynesville
  • Alison Forbes – Cire, Upper Yarra and Mt Evelyn
  • Janet Claringbold – Mountain District Learning Centre, Ferntree Gully
  • Michael Pernar – Laverton Community Education Centre
  • Chris McCall -Yarraville Community Centre
  • Sue Geals – Community College Gippsland