Teaching in Isolation – ACAL study

Adult Literacy and Numeracy Teaching experiences during the 2020 COVID-19 Isolation Period – ACAL study The purpose of this study was for ACAL to learn what it was like teaching adult literacy and numeracy using one or more online platforms during the recent COVID-19...

A literacy and numeracy policy for adult Australians

A position paper from the Australian Council for Adult Literacy Prepared by Dr Keiko Yasukawa and Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, with Pamela Osmond and Vanessa Iles for the Australian Council for Adult Literacy At the annual 2019 ACAL conference held in Sydney, the...
Proposed SBS documentary about adult literacy learners

Proposed SBS documentary about adult literacy learners

Over the past few months ACAL has had a series of meetings with the production company Endemolshine about their plans to produce an Australian documentary series for SBS on adult literacy learners. The producers and other staff we’ve met with have been...

2020 Arch Nelson Address

2020 Arch Nelson Address with Pam Osmond Arch Nelson played a major role in placing adult education on the government and public agenda and he was inaugural Chairman of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL). Each year, in recognition of the outstanding...

New Foundation Skills framework planned

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment have contacted ACAL about the recent Federal Budget 2020−21 announcement that the Australian Government is investing $2.8 million over three years from 2020−21 to 2022−23 to develop a new national framework for...

Lecturer at North Regional TAFE, Derby WA

Lecturer Access and Foundation Studies Permanent full-time appointment Grade 1-9, $75,204 – $101,211 pa, LGA Take charge of your future with North Regional TAFE and live in one of the most pristine, remote and exciting regions in our State. At North Regional...

Toward a definition of digital literacy

Digital skills are increasingly being discussed and incorporated into programs and funding models. ACAL has started a conversation around whether digital literacy is different to digital skills/ the mechanics of using technologies. We are suggesting that digital...

FSK training package update

Transition period: ASQA has extended the transition period of the FSK qualifications until 26 November 2021. Details are on the ASQA website here. They have also extended the 91 FSK Foundation Skills units of competency from Release 1.1 of the FSK Training Package...

2020 Arch Nelson Address and ACAL AGM

Members and friends are invited to the join us on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 commencing at 5.00pm AEDT* by Zoom webinar *Note Daylight saving will be in operation. Check local times Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84115476747 Zoom tips:...