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David Mackay, Chair of the Board of Community Colleges Australia, recently announced ‘with both sadness and gratitude” the resignation of Dr Don Perlgut from his position as CEO of Community Colleges Australia (CCA). Don’s resignation is effective from 14 July this year. Don has been an...

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This year’s conference theme is ‘REFOCUS: Student Centred Practices’ which focuses on student need in our classrooms. The Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council (VALBEC) one day conference provides an opportunity to hear about some of the amazing programs and developments in the Victorian...

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The Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) has announced three of its keynote speakers for their 2023 conference in Adelaide on 7 and 8 September. The Federal Minister for Skills and Training, Hon Brendan O’Connor will address the ACAL Conference on Friday 8 September.  Dr Deniese Cox, Founder, TeachingOnline.com.au will...

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The CCA 2023 Conference is now confirmed in Sydney for 10-11 October at the Amora Jamison Hotel in the Sydney CBD. The theme is “Building ACE Futures: Adult and Community Education Reimagined”. Hotline staff attended last year’s engaging, informative and insightful CCA conference and we...

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We returned in January to a high number of calls and emails from people wanting to improve their literacy, numeracy or digital skills (LND). The beginning of a new year often inspires people to take that difficult first step to seek support, either for themselves...

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Responding to calls from people in First Nations communities, the Hotline has developed Books and Bubs.  This adult literacy workbook is for First Nations people wanting to read to their children. The workbook is intended for people who don’t have access to an Adult Literacy Teacher...

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Now is a good time to think about what you might want to learn in 2023. There are some great online and in-person conferences and workshops coming up this year which focus on literacy practice or explore what’s happening in the VET sector generally. These...

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