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As part of its VET skills package, the Australian Government recently announced two new initiatives in the adult literacy space, starting in 2020. Foundation Skills for your Future Program This program focusses on employees who need LLND skills at work or for further study, and will cover...

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...

The mid north coast of NSW has been the Hotline’s focus for a range of awareness-building and promotional activities in recent months, and was selected because it has relatively good adult LLN provision. The Hotline reached out to community centres, churches, libraries, clubs, service organisations...

Despite the fact that LLN is universally acknowledged as a vital underpinning skill for adults in all walks of life, it appears that qualified adult LLN teachers are becoming very hard to find. And even more worrying is the fact that to the best of...

The Hotline has held productive conversations with the Commonwealth to clarify guidelines around eligibility for outcome payments under the Transition to Work and ParentsNext programs, and other issues around SEE/AMEP. The Hotline has regularly been fielding calls from students, program providers, RTOs and community organisations...

Barry is an old shearer who was a 'ratbag at school' and never learnt to read and write properly. He said his desk was outside the principal’s office. He got to Year 7 but was always disruptive. Now he is finding day to day life difficult...

Whilst focussed on literacy for young people, this major global summit will still bring together major stakeholders in global literacy. The theme is Reading Changes Lives and early bird discounts are available until Dec 31. https://www.worldliteracysummit.org/ ...

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 ...

Last week, The Hotline’s manager, Vanessa Iles visited Adelaide to meet with representatives from various LLN sectors to gather information on the courses on offer there. It is important that the Hotline staff remain up-to-date on the details of the courses that we refer our...

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...