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

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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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Your input sought for ACAL response to parliamentary inquiry

Input please by 28 February (yes, sorry, it’s short notice)

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training will inquire into and report on adult literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in Australia. ACAL will make a written submission to the Committee and invites its members to contribute to the submission.

Inquiry details

ACAL survey

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TAFE NSWWork opportunity in NSW

TAFE NSW is looking for qualified, experienced individuals who wish to be considered for the full time, permanent position of Teacher, Pathways.

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New Parliamentary inquiry into adult lit and numeracy

Yesterday (Feb 3) the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training announced it was inviting written submissions, addressing one or more of the terms of reference, by Friday, 5 March 2021.

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2021 membership fees now payable ►

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Teaching in Isolation – ACAL study ►

Adult Literacy and Numeracy Teaching experiences during the 2020 COVID-19 Isolation Period – ACAL study

2020 Arch Nelson Address • video ►

‘Re-thinking Foundation Skills: What advice would Arch Nelson have for us? with Pamela Osmond.

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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.

Tax Office – Digital inclusion guide

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ATO Figital Inclusion GuideThe ATO has the goal to deliver digital services that meet the needs of everyone in Australia.

This guide explains the:

  • diversity of the Australian community
  • complexity of how we connect in a digital world
  • importance of accessibility
  • value of inclusion.

The Digital inclusion guide is also available in Portable Document Format (PDF) – ATO Digital inclusion guide (PDF, 3.489KB) This link will download a file.

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2021 ACAL Conference

ACAL 2021 Conference - Progressive Practices: adapting to change

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October 2021
Hosted by TCAL

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A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy

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