ACTA had a meeting with key members of the federal Department of Education’s National Schools Reform Agreement Task Force recently and committed ACTA to several follow actions, including: Developing a draft of what a national EAL/D measure can do, how it addresses Recommendation 5c, what it might look like, and what would be involved in […]
Following a meeting with interim ACARA CEO Stephen Gniel and Director, Curriculum Sharon Foster on 8 February ACTA was asked to review the proposed changes to the existing ACARA EAL/D Course Advice and Annotations. To kick off the review Sharon Foster spoke to a joint forum of the ACTA Schools and First Nations EAL/D Consultancy
VET Workforce Blueprint The Australian Government, in collaboration with states and territories, is developing a VET Workforce Blueprint to support, grow and sustain the VET workforce. The Blueprint will identify strategies and actions for workforce issues such as attraction, retention, development, and career progression. Over the past few months, dandolopartners has been working with the
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) is working on designing a new stream in the Skills for Employment and Education (SEE) Program). This stream seeks to improve First Nations people’s access to tuition and training in literacy and numeracy. A SEE Program Stream 2 – First Nations Delivery Working Group has been providing
2024 February-ACTA responds to the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Early Childhood Education and Care.
With the expert input and feedback of its Early Childhood Education Consultancy group, ACTA responded to the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Early Childhood Education and Care on 12 February. You can read ACTA’s response here.
Jobs and Skills Australia is leading the development of a new national study on adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills. The Foundation Skills Study consists of four elements: a survey of Australian adult literacy and numeracy skills a feasibility study into how best to collect the literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skill levels of First
Following the release of the Expert panel report Improving Outcomes for All: The Report of the Independent Expert Panel’s Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System (see Expert Panel’s Report – Department of Education, Australian Government), a representative group of ACTA Councillors had a very productive meeting with Dan Skehan, Senior Advisor to
We’re pleased to announce that applications for the Penny McKay Memorial Award for an outstanding thesis in language education are now open. You will find additional information about Dr Penny McKay’s contribution to language education, this Award, and details of how to apply at our Penny McKay Memorial Award Page. [Scroll down to ‘Award Submission’
Through ACTA’s representation in the Foundation Skills Advisory Group set up in 2022 by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), ACTA was nominated as a key stakeholder in a significant consultation on developing a VET Workforce Blueprint. The Blueprint will recommend strategies and actions that will create stability and quality in the VET
Adult ESOL Consultancy Group Guest Speaker: Sally Baker On October 11, Dr. Sally Baker spoke to the Adult ESOL Consultancy Group about the Refugee Student Settlement Pathway (RSSP). This exciting new pathway into post-school education for refugees is being developed by the Australian Refugee Welcome University Sponsorship Consortium (ARWUSC); and led by Sally( at the