Campaign Project Officer – Santa Teresa

Literacy for Life Foundation Location: Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa), Regional NT Duration: This is a 12 month contract beginning 6 January 2020 Salary & conditions: Base salary $80,000 plus 9.5% superannuation; 38 hours per week; 25 days annual leave. Rostered...
2019 Annual General Meeting and webinar

2019 Annual General Meeting and webinar

Notice of Meeting The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 commencing at 3.00pm AEDT by webinar. Note Daylight saving will be in operation. Check local times A link to the webinar and...

$145,000 workforce planning and development grant

TCAL was delighted to receive a $145,000 workforce planning and development grant from Skills Tasmania in July. Skills Tasmania is the state training authority and also is responsible for workforce development, and takes a sectoral approach to industry development. In...

Australian Training Awards

One week left to apply! Be recognised nationally for your commitment to LLN skills   The Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practice Award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving LLN skills in an educational,...

‘Empowerment’ or ‘Compliance’

‘Adult literacy and liberal-progressive pedagogy: Australian contexts’, by Steven Black and Barbara Bee. Research in Post-compulsory Education, 23(2), 181–201.In this article, the two authors contrast the two key adult literacy discourses of...

Reading Writing Hotline turns 25

On Monday 15 April the 25th anniversary of the Reading Writing Hotline was celebrated in Sydney. The Hotline offers important information and advice on available literacy courses and literacy qualifications nationally. TAFE NSW manages this well-respected service with...

What’s happened to PIAAC?

On 21.2.2019 Senator Doug Cameron put the following questions to the Department of Education and Training in the Senate’s estimates committee: What level of funding has been allocated to undertake the PIACC survey? Is the PIACC survey going to be designed and...

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...