The Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc is the peak organisation in the field of adult learning in Queensland, and the state organisation for adult learners, and adult learning facilitators and enablers. LLCQ is a non-government organisation with a membership drawn from the broad spectrum of adult education and learning in the public, private and community sectors.

Key Values

  • LLCQ members share a commitment to build a learning society. We believe that learning through life provides a means by which people can grow and develop, and make an active contribution to the development and transformation of their own community and the society in which they live
  • LLCQ recognises the key role adult learning plays in combating poverty, inequality, ignorance and social exclusion as well as promoting democracy, creativity and economic development
  • LLCQ is committed to striving for adult learning provision that is accessible to and inclusive of all, particularly those who experience educational, social or economic disadvantage
  • LLCQ is committed to promoting the learner’s voice and needs, and working for systems of adult learning that value learners’ active involvement in decision making
  • LLCQ is committed to developing processes of action and critical reflection so that it models good practice in the field of adult education and learning.


  • To promote and encourage the advancement of learning, education and training
  • To serve as the peak body for lifelong learning in Queensland
  • To encourage interest in and support for the development of lifelong learning
  • To promote understand of and cooperation in lifelong learning
  • To advocate the importance of lifelong learning in preparing people for active involvement in a democratic society
  • To provide services to support lifelong learning
  • To serve as a source of information in respect of lifelong learning
  • To encourage inquiry, research, experiment and publication in the fields of lifelong learning
  • To convene conferences in lifelong learning
  • To develop and maintain relations with other state, national and international organisations operating in the field of lifelong learning
  • To encourage the professional development of practitioners within the field of lifelong learning
  • To enter into contracts and agreements for the purpose of furthering directly or indirectly any one or more of these objects
  • To hold, purchase, lease, sell, mortgage, or otherwise acquire or dispose of any real and personal property for the purposes of the Association
  • To undertake such other objects as are in conformity with the functions of the Association



The Lifelong Learning Council Queensland aims to provide a role in the following areas. Promotion, Advocacy and Lobbying

  • Participating in local, state and national campaigns
  • Representation on various committees
  • Networking and collaboration with a range of other organisations, such as Australian Learning Communities Network, Volunteering Queensland, and Adult Learning Australia
  • Developing a Directory of Adult and Community Learning

Management and Organisational Support

  • Group Insurance Scheme. This is available to Lifelong Learning Council Queensland members only

Professional Development

  • Providing opportunities for workshops, information sessions and networking events

Community and Network Development

  • Networking events to help people meet with others in the field
  • Community projects

Information and Referral

  • Website publications
  • Links to a wide range of training opportunities
  • Support from the Executive Officer – initial contact via email. Please email president@llcq.network.