Author: Leah Venal

TASTAFE has a new Adult Literacy Tutor course now available online nationally https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/courses/course/chcss00101 This online skill set is designed for anyone working with adults who needs to improve their literacy and/or numeracy skills. Course participants will learn how to mentor employees, colleagues, neighbours or friends, and...

The Reading Writing Hotline collects statistical information not only on LLN providers, course details and provider contact information, but also on the more than 4000 Hotline callers each year seeking referrals.  Here are some statistics on the spread of LLN course providers nationally as well...

When Kalee was in Liberia, girls were often told, ‘You'll get married so there's no need to go to school.’ In a family of eleven children, with her father having passed away in the war, Kalee had little schooling. In the UN school in Ghana...

Sally George teaches Foundation Studies for TAFENSW and also works at the Hotline one day a week. These are her observations being an LLN teacher in lockdown. All the LLN classes I was teaching face to face in March I am now teaching remotely due to the COVID -19 lockdown. Students who engage...

The Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment has just released a new Request for Tender to expand the current Panel of Service Providers to support the Foundation Skills for Your Future program’s national objectives. This second RFT will close on Friday, 5 June 2020....

Tony called the Hotline because he was frustrated with his poor literacy skills. He is 77 years old, having retired a few years back from a career in sales management. Tony reckons his story is like many in his hometown in country NSW. He had a...

Ako Aotearoa is New Zealand’s National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. Our range of services includes a Knowledge Centre with a host of resources, and professional learning and development courses. We are pleased to let you know that our public and in-house online courses are available...

Most LLN teachers will be well aware of the importance of Plain English. Leonie's article can be a useful reminder for us - and our colleagues - of its value in VET learning and assessment resources. If you train, keep it PLAIN: Why plain English is...

Sydney 3, 4 & 5 Oct Participants are invited to consider the role of adult literacy and numeracy education in promoting the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Goal 4 which is to "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning ...

This year’s conference theme is Expanding Possibilities, with a focus on how Australia’s not-for-profit community education providers are expanding how they serve their communities, in education, training and community services. More information about the 4 workshop strands and conference details are at:https://cca.edu.au/what-we-do/2019-cca-annual-conference/ The conference will include awarding the...