Tributes to Cheryl Wiltshire

In the short time we have known of Cheryl’s death, several people have offered these tributes to her. Cheryl was a long term active member of WAALC and their website has substantial details of her many contributions to adult education. In addition they have set...

An App for low literacy users

Last year I attended a webinar about this exciting new innovation from Citizen Literacy in Scotland and we decided it would be a good idea to share with ACAL members. What is Citizen Literacy? Citizen Literacy is an adult literacy education programme being developed...
VET reform consultation opens

VET reform consultation opens

Australia’s VET system supports the skilled workforce that drives our economy A strong VET sector is crucial for ensuring Australia has a highly skilled workforce and businesses have the skilled workers they need. Recognising the importance of a high quality VET...

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...
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...