The Australian Council for Adult Literacy promotes adult literacy and numeracy policy and practice

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Survey for people interested in starting volunteer or paid work in adult literacy

This survey is for people who want to tell us about their experience watching Lost for Words and/or find out more about working in adult literacy and numeracy (LN) as a volunteer and/or paid teacher. 
The information gathered in this survey will help us speak to the Government and education providers about the importance of information campaigns, raising adult literacy awareness, and providing opportunities for people to get involved. 
Survey available here
2021 ACAL stretched Conference

A conference with a difference

ACAL Adult Literacy and Numeracy Policy Proposal 2021

ACAL calls on the Federal Government to develop an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Policy at the level of the Prime Ministerial Office. Read the policy proposal here.

Member-only webinars

ACAL’s submission to Parliamentary inquiry
into Adult Literacy and Its Importance ►

2022 Arch Nelson Address • video ►

‘Women’s Education – making a difference’ with Caralyn Lammas.

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‘Resilience – Stories of Adult Learning’

This anthology of adult learner stories is testimony to the resilience of human lives and the critical role of lifelong learning.


How to write to your MP

Contact your MPACAL is creating a kit for practitioners and their students about contacting MPs and raising issues of importance to constituents during times of social, economic and political transformation.

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Want help with reading, writing or basic maths?

Start with the
Reading Writing Hotline or call 1300 6 555 06

Free national referral service for adults

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Have you read it?

A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy

Read them here