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Free QCAL seminar on 7 October 2023: ‘Skilled For Life – Keeping Them Out’ with Chris Howarth

There are 116 custodial correctional facilities across Australia with over 40,000 adult prisoners
in custody, 93% being male. In Queensland, there are 11 high-security and 6 low-security
correctional centres all of which are operated by Queensland Corrective Services. Most
prisoners come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and people who spend […]


New Tutor Tip available for members: Student use and creation of crossword puzzles as a teaching/learning resource

8 JUNE WEBINAR: Trauma and stress: Barriers for successful learning and teaching with Linno Rhodes

8 June webinar: Trauma and stress seminar with Linno Rhodes (2)This session is designed for teachers in adult learning environments and will help us understand how trauma and stress can be barriers for successful learning and teaching.

We will explore what it means to feel safe when we teach and learn, and how the simple power of […]


Teaching what matters: Learning about big issues in adult literacy presented by Dr Keiko Yasukawa – 5 April at 7 pm Zoom

In the field of adult literacy, we continue to argue that our work is about social justice, but what are we doing to teach our learners about the ‘big issues’ facing society and the planet that are often contributing to increasing disadvantage and risks to the most vulnerable groups in Australia and globally? In […]

New Tutor Tip available – Using the Microsoft Lens app to convert printed text to audio format by Ann Kelly

December 2022 Write On is now available to members

Free Zoom event: 7 pm 17 November – “Plain Read”: Safety and Indigenous Rangers presented by Leonie Swift

Leonie is a plain English writing consultant and trainer.  A librarian by trade, she has over twenty years’ experience in both state and local government.  Leonie’s passion for language, literacy and numeracy resulted in the development of Redland City Council’s first Adult Literacy Tutoring Program.

She currently works with Indigenous rangers in Queensland’s Bunya Mountains, […]

2022 October Tutor Tip now available to members: Using Google Docs in the Classroom

In this Tip, Gavin Mackinney explains how digital technologies were used interactively with literacy students. Specifically, Southbank TAFE ALN 1 class students learned how to access and use Google Docs, with tables that helped them to format short answers to survey questions modelled by Gavin and then made their own survey question topics in […]