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The Reading Writing Hotline team sends its sympathies to communities in New South Wales and Queensland who are experiencing the devastating impacts of recent floods. Education providers and their student communities, especially in Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland, are facing major re-building. Our...

The Hotline is trying to find out from adult literacy and numeracy teachers and managers what’s actually happening, and what NEEDS to happen, to really meet community literacy, numeracy and digital literacy needs. We’d love you to take 10 minutes to complete our survey. The results...

[caption id="attachment_2646" align="alignleft" width="288"] Vanessa Iles, Manager, Reading Writing Hotline, and Marty Leist from Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA)[/caption] Reading Writing Hotline Manager, Vanessa Iles was delighted to be visiting Albury and to be on beautiful Wiradjuri country for her first work trip since COVID began....

On 5th April, 2022,  Community Colleges Australia hosted a National ACE Summit. The summit included a focus on Foundation Skills with an interactive panel discussion of Dr Keiko Yasukawa, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Dave Tout, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER); Vanessa Iles, Reading Writing...

On 31 March 2022, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training presented the report Don’t take it as read: Inquiry into adult literacy and its importance to Parliament. The report comes at a crucial time for adult literacy and numeracy and highlights...

Read Write Now is celebrating its forty-fifth anniversary of supporting people in Western Australia who need a more informal pathway to improving their literacy. Incredibly, there are about 650 volunteer tutors who work one-on-one with learners in informal settings such as a private space in...

Don’t miss out on this engaging and useful professional development series from Adult Learning Australia. Feedback from teachers is that workshops are practical and address numeracy teaching and learning issues they experience daily. Each session is co-facilitated by Ros Bauer and Jo Medlin with presentations from...

In a recent podcast, Literacy Quebec chats to Adam Nobilia and Jo Medlin from SBS Lost for Words about adult literacy as an issue, adult literacy in Australia, how adults learn and the value of teaching that is tailored to each learner's need. It’s an...

VALBEC have announced their 2022 Conference on 20 May 2022 from 9.00am to 2.30pm at Angliss Conference Centre, Level 5, 555 Latrobe St, Melbourne.  Connection and re-connection with students are the key themes of the conference. Numbers are limited and Early Bird rates end on 30...

        Here is an opportunity to nominate a colleague for their innovative work in Adult Literacy and Numeracy. The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards that showcase best practice in vocational education and training (VET). One of the Training Awards is The Excellence in...