From its conception in 1985 in the minds of a small number of women, the founding of the NOW in
AACE (Network of Women in Australian Adult and Community Education) in 1985 as a network
of the Australian Association of Adult Education (AAAE) marked a significant step for women
working in vocational and adult education across Australia. Too constrained by the conditions
governing networks of the AAAE, in 1989 the Network opted for independence and was
incorporated in Victoria under the Associations Incorporations Act 1981. Responsive to its
membership base and te changes that were occurring in government policy and adult, community
and vocational education, in 2001 the organisation rebadged itself as WAVE (Women in Adult and
Vocational Education).


WAVE History

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