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Keynote: Digital literacy – a glimpse behind the scenes

Dr Deniese Cox, Founder,

2023 Arch Nelson Address

Dave Tout, ACER and Multifangled

President’s Speech

Jo Medlin, ACAL President

Minister’s Speech (YouTube Video)

Minister Brendan O’Connor

A1 Literacy and Numeracy in Practice – It works.

Christine Tully, Cindy Davies and Sam Harrison, Melbourne Polytechnic

A2 Learner voice: Findings from a case study of (mainly) Māori perspectives on learning, literacy and numeracy, and wellbeing – COMING SOON

Jane Furness, Gemma Piercy-Cameron, Bridgette Masters-Awatere, Sharyn Heaton and Bill Cochrane, University of Waikato

A3 Analysing a dynamic dialogue: Jobs and Skills Australia’s foundation skills study discussion paper

Full discussion paper

Dr Don Zoellner, Charles Darwin University

B1 Using audio-recordings of text to improve reader fluency

Dr Ann Kelly, QLD Council for Adult Literacy

B2 Barriers and Enablers to Literacy and Numeracy: Insights from the Pacific People in New Zealand – Embargoed until March 2024

Betty Ofe-Grant, Researcher, AUT University New Zealand

B3 Industry and LLND – Common themes emerging from consultation

Debi Richardson, Industry Innovation Specialist – Foundation and Language Skills, TAFE NSW

C1 Impactful, Intentional and Irrepressibly Okay (YouTube Video)

Lindee Conway

C2 Digital Disengagement: Making a Choice

Debra Urquhart

C3 Sludge busting. Using behavioural science to create accessible government services: the NSW Government method and impact

Alex Galassi, Senior Behavioural Advisor, NSW Behavioural Insights Unit, Department of Customer Service, NSW Government

D1 Difficult Conversations about Student Progress – practical tips and scripts

Jane Goodfellow, Principal Lecturer -Education Portfolio, North Metropolitan TAFE, Western Australia

D2 Teaching digital literacies in adult EAL settings: affordances of AMEP Digital Literacies Framework and Guide

Dr Katrina Tour, Senior Lecturer, Monash University; Mary Wallace, Director, LWA

P1 Pathways to Health Studies

Susie Sergeant, TAFESA

P2 Rethinking Aboriginal Pathways: The hidden . … and not so hidden, literacy challenges inherent in creating career pathways for Aboriginal people

Aunty Pam Touma, Head Teacher, Aboriginal Pathways Programs and Adam Nobilia, Eora Centre, TAFE NSW Sydney Region.

Q1 Respect, affect, and connect

John Blake, Director of Online Learning, Eastern College Australia

Q2 The 12 Pillars of successful program design for Anangu LLN&D learners in APY Lands SA (folder)

Michael O’Hara, Accomplished Lecturer, TAFESA, Alexis Apfelbaum, Accomplished Lecturer, TAFESA,

R1 Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Disorders
Dyslexic and SLD Guidelines

Karen Dymke, Director, Thoughtful Works

R2 Pathways to Digital Success enabling student digital inclusion in the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program

Georgie Cole, Teaching and Learning Curriculum Lead and Michael Hill, Learning Designer, Navitas Skilled Futures

R3 Supporting dynamic dialogues: LLND resources in VOCEDplus

Rose-Anne Polvere, Research Librarian, National Centre for Vocational Education Research

S1 Engaging learners successfully with the world of numeracy and maths

Dave Tout, Senior Reseach Fellow, Numeracy and Mathematics, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Multifangled P/L

S2 Volunteer Literacy Tutor – how, what, why.

Linno Rhodes, Coordinator, Yarraville Community Centre; Lizzie James, Regional Literacy Officer at Your Library, Eastern Regional Libraries, Victoria

S3 Engagement of young, ‘at risk’ students in pre-vocational learning.


Susan Withnall, LLN Teacher, TAFE NSW

T1 Engagement of apprentices in the construction industry in the online environment

Janet McHardy, Literacy Champion, Te Pkenga-BCITO, Aotearoa New Zealand

T2 Paolo Freire: how relevant is he now?

Anne Kiley, Charles Sturt University

T3 Literacy is everyone’s business

Lyn Wilson, Team Leader Literacy: TAFE NSW Sydney Region; Gemma Beall, Team Leader Literacy, TAFE NSW Sydney Region

U1 English Tactics

Natalie Nawrocki and Abraham Dunovits, Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services

U2 Assisting Neuro Diverse students in a digital environment.

Christine O’Callaghan, Foundation Skills Trainer, Academy of Interactive Entertainment

U3 Tutor Tip Sheets for library adult literacy tutoring

Iona Johnson, Senior Literacy Advisor, Libraries Tasmania