The Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) is particularly interested in the current provision of adult literacy and numeracy teacher education. The TAE80113 is a specialist, practical qualification in teaching adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN). It is one of only two qualifications in adult literacy and numeracy on training.gov.au in Australia currently, and is the only one with a practical applied focus.
There are three issues associated with the Graduate Diploma that concern ACAL:
- Lack of incentive to engage in higher learning about literacy and numeracy
- Lack of assistance to access the qualification
- Barriers that prevent qualified and experienced literacy and numeracy teachers delivering the qualification