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...

Ai Group literacy workplace pilot

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is nearing completion of a workplace Language, Literacy and Numeracy support project for NSW apprentices and trainees. The project is called ‘Laying Foundations for Apprenticeship Project’ and is supported by funding from the...

ACAL archive at the Mitchell Library

There will no doubt be some readers who remember with sadness the demise, during the 1990s and beyond, of many of the repositories of adult literacy and numeracy resources. Names that come to mind include the Adult Literacy Information Office in NSW and The National...