A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy. Read them here. Join ACAL on Facebook. Australian Council for Adult Literacy Email: [email protected] Postal Address: PO Box 2283, Canberra ACT 2601. Incorporated Association A0 1297 (ACT) ABN: 18 120 488 674.
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) was conducted between November 2011 and March 2012. It measured the literacy, numeracy and computer skills of people in 24 different countries. Overall, Australia did well in the study, coming in fourth out of all surveyed countries for literacy.
Between 2008 and 2014, Australia adult literacy rate remained stable at around 99 %. Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.
All adult Australians, regardless of their employment or social status, should be supported to fully develop their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Rationale. Modern workplaces require workers with high levels of language, literacy and numeracy, and the capacity .