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Our Focus

Through the provision of accessible learning, community and work opportunities that build skills, confidence and hope, we shape the community of tomorrow, break the cycle of poverty and disadvantage and enable people to improve their quality of life.

Who We Are

Our Vision

Changing lives through education


About Prace

Prace has over 25 years experience providing innovative and high quality Adult Community Education (ACE) programs. Over this period, Prace has increased significantly in size and scope of activities and currently receives funding from a range of local, state and federal government departments.

Prace currently is a:
•           Learn Local provider – delivering adult education and training programs through ACFE;
•           A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) – a provider of accredited education and training programs recognised throughout Australia
•           A funded Neighbourhood House
•           A Registered Charity
•           Independent School

Prace also manages the Merrilands Community Centre on behalf of the City of Darebin, supporting over 20 community groups who access the Centre.  The Prace program, both education and community development, operates across 2 Prace managed sites, Merrilands Community Centre and Prace Mernda Campus, as well as in a range of other community venues within the Northern growth corridor of Melbourne.

Prace actively seeks to work in partnership with industry and with members of the local community to ensure that students and community members have the opportunity to improve their quality of life.

Find out about our partners and funding bodies here.


Prace is governed by a board comprised of local community members with strong representation in all key operational areas. Board members generously volunteer their time and expertise to the governance of Prace.

 Prace Rules of Association

2022/23 Prace Board

Chair: Ann Haynes
Treasurer: Fraser Baxter
Secretary: Adele McBride
Deputy Chair: Sharon Hutchinson
Ordinary Members:  David Redfearn, Liam Walsh, Samantha Newton, Jon Rawlings

Discover why Prace is the place to be for people of all ages!

Prace acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded lands on which we work, teach and learn. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.