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.

WAALC acknowledges the Aboriginal people of Western Australia as the traditional custodians of the lands.

We honour their cultures and languages and pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging.

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Tools for Tutors

Our toolkits are designed to work for informal and formal learning alike.
This part of the toolkit looks at how you can use the learner cards to deliver a formal learning course.

Note: This is an UK Website

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.”
Chair’s Forward

Link to PDF Copy
Link to Word Copy


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.

Webinar Recording
Link to YouTube video

Bonus resources
Link to powerpoint
Link to Learning_Centered_frameworks_guide

Keep up to date with adult literacy and numeracy in Australia

Here’s three great places to start are:

Australian Council for Adult Literacy

Australian Council of Adult Literacy

The Australian Council of Adult Literacy (ACAL) publishes a regular free newsletter with news and opinion pieces about adult literacy and numeracy. Add yourself to their email list: you don’t need to be a member of ACAL.
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FS Teach

FS Teach

FS Teach Facebook page includes quite a lot of news but has the added benefit of hundreds of members across Australia who can answer your questions about foundation skills.
FS Teach Facebook

Reading Writing Hotline

Adult Learning Australia

Adult Learning Australia offers more generic adult education focused information including webinars, a journal and undertakes an advocacy role.

Reading Writing Hotline

Need a service for an adult to improve their reading writing or mathematics?

Reading Writing Hotline

Call Reading Writing Hotline 1300 6 555 06 or visit their website.