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Since 2011 the Hotline has been getting calls from the small First Nations community of Pormpuraaw on the Gulf of Carpentaria. A men’s group wanting to read fishing magazines, people hoping for jobs at the nearby mine, and an intergenerational support program all needed literacy...

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Community Colleges Australia is shining a light on Foundation Skills in adult and community education in its upcoming national summit. It will also be taking a very timely look at training needs in the aged care workforce, following on from the Aged Care Royal Commission...

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The Ako Aotearoa team offer a range of online workshops which can be accessed by adult LLN teachers here in Australia. Upcoming sessions include numeracy, dyslexia, workplace LLN, bullying, spelling, and cultural capability. For the full schedule, visit https://ako.ac.nz/professional-learning/#upcoming They also facilitate a free Community of...

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As part of ACAL’s ‘stretched’ conference, a series of webinars is being held for ACAL members.  In the most recent webinar Jason Coutts, Assistant Secretary of Foundation Skills, Department of Educations, Skills and Employment (DESE) outlines the work being done to improve access to foundation...

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This is your last chance to nominate for this year’s Australian Training Awards, Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award. This award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual who is involved in improving the language, literacy and numeracy skills in an educational, community or workplace context. Winners...

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There has certainly been an increased focus on Foundation Skills in recent months. In January, 2021, the Productivity Commission released its report on the inquiry into Skills and Workforce Development finding: ‘There should be a coordinated national strategy to improve school education, ‘second-chance’ learning in the...

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