VET Sector Review published

The Review of Australia’s VET sector was recently completed and published. This Review, conducted by the Honorable Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment,  argues that there needs to be a significant upgrade to...

Call for lifelong learning policy

ACAL’s mission is to promote adult literacy and numeracy policy and practice. In advocating with ALA, ACAL is pleased to support the provision of adult LN in the Adult Community Education sector and recognises the role it plays as one of the many spaces in which adult...

Questions for our politicians

Following our face to face meeting in February, ACAL contacted a number of politicians to put some questions to them about adult literacy and numeracy. The major parties were contacted, along with independent MPs. As we receive responses, we will share them in our...

Ai Group literacy workplace pilot

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is nearing completion of a workplace Language, Literacy and Numeracy support project for NSW apprentices and trainees. The project is called ‘Laying Foundations for Apprenticeship Project’ and is supported by funding from the...

ACAL archive at the Mitchell Library

There will no doubt be some readers who remember with sadness the demise, during the 1990s and beyond, of many of the repositories of adult literacy and numeracy resources. Names that come to mind include the Adult Literacy Information Office in NSW and The National...

VET resources

The Knowledge Management team at NCVER are currently working on a new resource for VET practitioners to be housed on the VOCEDplus website. The aim is to support busy practitioners in their teaching and learning practice and in undertaking research. The resource will...

VET Review ACAL’s response

In late November the government vocational education and training (VET) sector review asked for input by January 25, 2019Over the break the ACAL committee produced this response.Review website Read ACAL's response...

Vacancy – Adult Learning Centre Manager – Yuendumu

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC), was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee. WYDAC head office is located in Yuendumu Community, and the organisation has...

Review of VET sector

Media release 28 Nov 2018 The Liberal National Government has commissioned an independent review of the vocational education and training (VET) sector to ensure Australians have the right skills to succeed in a changing labour market, and businesses have access to the...

PIAAC – we need it

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and ACAL circulated this media release Media release Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and the Australian Council of Adult Literacy (ACAL) are urging the Morrison Government not to withdraw Australia from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills....