Author: vanessa Iles

Jo Medlin, President of Australian Council for Adult Literacy, was  interviewed as part of a panel on adult literacy for Radio National's Sunday Extra program on 21st February 2021. Jo Medlin highlighted many of the issues faced by adults wishing to improve their literacy in Australia...

In very welcome news, the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training, chaired by Mr Andrew Laming MP  has just announced it will hold an inquiry into adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills in Australia. ‘The Committee is interested in hearing how measures to...

Helping Clients Fill in Forms Research 2020 Filling in forms has long been a barrier for parts of the community accessing services. Forms have increased in number, become more complex and become digitised. This requires higher level literacy and digital literacy skills in order access critical...

Online Learning and Digital Isolation Report During the COVID-19 lockdown, face-to-face classes ceased. For most, this involved fast-tracking the complicated process of moving materials and lessons online and threw many of us, teachers and learners alike, into the deep end when it came to online learning....

A Critical Lens 2020 ACAL Conference The ACAL 2020 national conference organising committee has observed the cancellation of numerous gatherings around the world, as well as locally, due to concerns about the health impacts of CoVID-19 and have carefully reviewed ACAL’s own situation. As a result we have...

LLN educators play an important role in ensuring Australian democracy thrives, by providing education and training, particularly for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society. The Australian ACE sector and indeed the whole of the VET sector provides a great deal of value to support Australian democracy. Community...

In January we reported on the shrinking number of adult literacy and numeracy teachers in the field due to retirement, casualization of the workforce, policy changes and the closure of specialist tertiary training programs.  Whilst Graduate Diploma courses are no longer running face to face...

Wednesday 25 March, 2020 1:00PM – 1:45PM AEDT 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM ACDT where it’s being hosted but (check local times) This 45 minute ‘invitation only’ webinar will focus on the aspects of VOCEDplus that will support those working in the field of adult literacy/numeracy/foundation skills. VOCEDplus...

Hotline Manager Vanessa Iles was also in Brisbane last month for a presentation at the fantastic CCA Conference. As usual, the conference was outstanding in bringing together really stimulating ideas and people from the adult learning and community capability worlds. Vanessa was also thrilled to...