Action Plan October 2015 – October 2017

GOAL 1. Everyone knows about adult literacy and numeracy

We will communicate our message.
We will reach out to all sectors.
We will expand the 26TEN network of organisations and individuals committed to taking action.
We will work with others to promote cultural change in attitudes to literacy and numeracy.
GOAL 1. Everyone knows about adult literacy and numeracy
26TEN will:
26TEN will be successful if:

26TEN will:

1.1 Improve our communications using our new 26TEN website and marketing images

26TEN will be successful if:

  • More people know the 26TEN brand and messages
  • There is more traffic through 26TEN communication channels: phone, Facebook, email and website
  • 26TEN members feel engaged with the collective effort

26TEN will:

1.2 Actively recruit 26TEN members from across Tasmania, developing appropriate ways to engage different sectors, with an initial focus on:

  • the construction and civil sector
  • the health sector
  • the legal sector

26TEN will be successful if:

  • There are over 200 new members and supporters by October 2017
  • Focus sectors are consulted and engaged
  • 26TEN has more members from the construction and civil, health, legal and other sectors

26TEN will:

1.3 Develop appropriate ways to engage the Aboriginal population around adult literacy

26TEN will be successful if:

  • 26TEN is working closely with groups representing the Aboriginal population

26TEN will:

1.4 Build collaborative partnerships with other organisations committed to cultural change; participate in broad educational debates, bringing the adult literacy and numeracy perspective

26TEN will be successful if:

  • 26TEN and the Peter Underwood Centre are working on joint activities
  • Other relevant organisations are working with 26TEN and see 26TEN as a key participant in this debate
  • More people acknowledge the importance of the broader debate of improving adult literacy and numeracy skills levels

26TEN will:

1.5 Make 26TEN Literacy Awareness workshops widely available across the state

26TEN will be successful if:

  • More people are trained to deliver the workshops
  • Over 40 workshops have been held in a range of organisations

GOAL 2. Everyone is supported to improve their skills and to help others

We will make it easy for people to get help.
We will build partnerships that help give learners pathways to reach their goals.
We will provide support to business, organisations and communities to take action.
We will support the adult literacy workforce and literacy and numeracy service providers to ensure Tasmanians have access to the best literacy and numeracy support.
GOAL 2. Everyone is supported to improve their skills and to help others
26TEN will:
26TEN will be successful if:

26TEN will:

2.1 Promote the use of the 26TEN brand everywhere literacy and numeracy help is available

26TEN will be successful if:

  • Places where people can get help with literacy and numeracy are clearly identified

26TEN will:

2.2 Through the 26TEN membership network, build partnerships with and between organisations that can help give pathways to learners

26TEN will be successful if:

  • TasTAFE, UTAS, Job Active Providers, Volunteering Tasmania and other key organisations are 26TEN members and are actively working together in support of adult literacy and numeracy

26TEN will:

2.3 Provide 26TEN grants to communities and employers to support their action on adult literacy and numeracy, evaluate outcomes and share what is learnt to improve the success of future projects

26TEN will be successful if:

  • Grants contribute to positive action by businesses, organisations and communities
  • Experience gained through each grant is shared with the 26TEN network and informs future activity

26TEN will:

2.4 Support 26TEN members with tools and resources to help them take action

26TEN will be successful if:

  • Members are able to easily access the tools and information they need through the 26TEN website and other sources

26TEN will:

2.5 Support and keep closely engaged with literacy and numeracy service providers and advocates

26TEN will be successful if:

  • 26TEN strengthens the capability for literacy and numeracy support to be provided to adult Tasmanians Adult Tasmanians gain positive outcomes from literacy support, including increased literacy, numeracy skills for work and life, and increased confidence

26TEN will:

2.6 Work with the LINC Tasmania literacy network, as a key service to individuals and local communities, to mutual benefit

26TEN will be successful if:

  • The partnership between 26TEN and LINC Tasmania strengthens LINC’s ability to give individuals the support they need through a flexible model
  • The partnership provides opportunities to further 26TEN objectives in local communities

26TEN will:

2.7 Support the development of the adult literacy and numeracy workforce in Tasmania

26TEN will be successful if:

  • Government agencies are working together to support workforce development
  • Literacy and numeracy practitioners can access high quality support for their teaching and learning through 26TEN

GOAL 3. Everyone communicates clearly

We will encourage a commitment by every part of the State Government and beyond to use plain English.
We will work with the legal, health and other service sectors to promote and support clearer communication.
GOAL 3. Everyone communicates clearly
26TEN will:
26TEN will be successful if:

26TEN will:

3.1 Advocate the use of plain English throughout the Tasmanian public sector and other sectors including health, legal, construction and civil

26TEN will be successful if:

  • 80% of the state service is committed to the use of plain English
  • Focus sectors improve their use of plain English

26TEN will:

3.2 Ensure plain English is used in all 26TEN material and communications

26TEN will be successful if:

  • Organisations and individuals recognise 26TEN as a good example of an organisation that communicates clearly

26TEN will:

3.3 Establish a plain English award to celebrate initiatives which promote clear communication

26TEN will be successful if:

  • Organisations are keen to promote and recognise good effort

26TEN will:

3.4 Make 26TEN plain English workshops widely available

26TEN will be successful if:

  • More people are trained to deliver high quality plain English workshops
  • Over 100 workshops have been delivered