The Western Australian Adult Literacy Council
The Western Australian Adult Literacy Council (WAALC) was established with the purpose of ensuring that all adult West Australians have the opportunity to develop the literacy and numeracy skills required to actively participate in our increasingly complex society.
We honour their cultures and languages and pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging.
Cyber and Digital Literacy Resources
Interesting article from UK Website –
Teaching literacy skills to adults
Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. (2022). Don't take it as read: Inquiry into adult literacy and its importance.
“Too many Australians leave school with language, literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy (LLND) skills gaps that limit opportunities and life choices. At the same time, many older Australians are finding that the skills they have relied on in the past are not keeping pace with technology. This inquiry examined the importance of developing strong LLND skills, overcoming barriers to learning, and the ability of existing adult education programs and providers to meet demand.”
Part of the 2022 Stretched Conference
Stories and evidence: Learning-centred frameworks that guide adult LLN learning and teaching
Presenter: Dr Marguerite Cullity
We hope you learned something new and found it helpful.
For those who could not attend or if you would like to watch the video again please see the follow-up links.
Link to YouTube video
Keep up to date with adult literacy and numeracy in Australia
Here’s three great places to start are:
Need a service for an adult to improve their reading writing or mathematics?
Call Reading Writing Hotline 1300 6 555 06 or visit their website.
They have contact details for TAFE classes, free jobseeker programs, individual tutors and can even help with suggestions if you want to study at home on your own.
One of the programs they will offer you is the Western Australia volunteer tutor program called Read Write Now. Sessions are weekly for an hour and a half, one-to-one and free of charge. Volunteer tutors meet with students in a public venue e.g. TAFE campus, public library, community centre etc.
Find out more, including eligibility, at the Read Write Now website. Interested students can ring Read Write Now directly on 1800 018 802.