The Australian literacy and numeracy workforce: a literature review

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Author: Medlin, Joanne


The Foundation Skills Literature Review Project - a research capacity building project supported by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), the University of Technology Sydney and the Australian Council for Adult Literacy - provided scholarships to practitioners to develop their research skills through undertaking literature reviews focused on key topics relating to foundation skills. This review focuses on the development of the literacy and numeracy workforce and critically discusses the roles of qualified and unqualified workers, volunteers and students and the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Research; Literacy; Numeracy; Workforce development; Qualifications

Keywords: Literature review; Adult educators; Practitioners; Professional development

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 39 p.

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On cover: Foundation Skills Literature Review Project Scholarship recipient

Resource type: Occasional paper

Rights: With the exception of cover design, artwork, photographs, all logos, and any other material where copyright is owned by a third party, all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 126.17

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