Our History

Olympic Adult Education Inc. is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) consisting of a strong Language, Literacy and Numeracy program, an Education and Training division and a Neighbourhood House. We are located in Heidelberg West in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games Athletes' Village. You pass under the original Olympic Rings to arrive at the new premises in the Banyule Community Health building where we are located.

Incorporated in 1992, Olympic Adult Education is an independent, community owned and managed organisation providing education and community development programs to adults and young people over 16 years of age.

Since its inception, Olympic Adult Education has focused on delivering vocational education - primarily language and literacy programs for adults, within a community which is Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) as well as comparatively educationally disadvantaged.

OAE is currently:

  1. A registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient and Public Benevolent Institute status
  2. An Adult Community Further Education (ACFE) / Learn Local provider - delivering adult education and training programs;
  3. A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) - recognised by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) as a provider of accredited education and training programs, with the ability to issue students who have successfully completed a program with qualifications recognised throughout Australia;
  4. A Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program (previously LLNP) provider;
  5. Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provider and
  6. The Neighbourhood House for Heidelberg West