13 Jun Hotline in the Top End
The Hotline recently visited Darwin for meetings to advocate for increased adult literacy provision. Vanessa Iles and Jill Finch met with representatives from Charles Darwin University, a dual sector (University and TAFE) provider. We were joined by Lorraine Sushames, a very experienced literacy specialist who is the NT’s hardworking ACAL representative.
We also met with the Dept Industry, Tourism and Trade (responsible for Foundation skills in the NT) and the Industry Skills Advisory Council NT. The Hotline was warmly welcomed, and it was an excellent opportunity to discuss barriers to provision, and the critical shortage of adult literacy and numeracy teachers.
One of the highlights of travel is always to see the dedication and expertise on the ground. Spending an afternoon with Bronnie Berger and Larissa Pickalla from the Remote Aboriginal Teacher Education team reminded us why we all do what we do and the difference it can make.
Meeting the Remote Aboriginal Teacher Education team at CDU.
Vanessa Iles and Lorraine Sushames