26TEN Workshops

Plain English workshops currently suspended

26TEN Network member, Libraries Tasmania is following Australian and State Government advice in relation to COVID-19.

As part of this response, they are encouraging physical distancing. This means, keeping at least 1.5 metres between people when in social and learning environments.

For this reason, as a precaution, we have decided to suspend all scheduled plain English workshops.

We are liaising with Libraries Tasmania and will continue to update information about workshops here. People who are registered for workshops will be contacted directly.

We are looking at options for online/virtual delivery so watch this space!


​​​26TEN Workshops


We offer a range of free workshops that can be tailored to suit your organisation or community group. We also offer workshops that you can attend at the following dates and venues.

For more information email@26ten.tas.gov.au

Plain English Workshop –  3.5 hours skills based

Information that isn’t presented clearly creates confusion and can lead to misunderstandings, missed opportunities and mistakes. Learn how to make information easier to understand in this practical plain English workshop. Practise writing and presenting information clearly using your own documents. Participants receive a copy of Communicate Clearly: A Guide to Plain English.

Writing Student Reports in Plain English – 2 hours

A workshop for teachers who write school reports and those who are responsible for proof-reading and approving student reports.
Make sure parents and carers understand the content of your school reports. Learn quick tips about how to structure information and language for use in school reports.

26TEN Adult Literacy Awareness Workshop – 1 hour

Almost one in two Tasmanian adults has difficulty with everyday literacy tasks such as filling in forms, paying bills, following instructions and reading to their children. This workshop explains the impact of low literacy on individuals and on the Tasmanian community. Participants also learn the many causes of low literacy and numeracy in the community and what can be done to help people improve their skills.

The Adult Literacy Awareness Workshop will help you find out more about:

  • The extent of the issue in Tasmania
  • The impact of low levels of literacy
  • What is being done to support adult literacy
  • What you and your organisation can do to help.


26TEN Call to action – 15 minute presentation

Too many Tasmanian’s aren’t reaching their full potential. Some of us are held back because our skills in reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication aren’t good enough for the demands of daily life and work in the modern world.  This 15 minute session raises awareness and introduces your organisation or community group to the ways you can get involved.

Workshops for adult literacy practitioners
There are great opportunities throughout the year for professional development of literacy practitioners, including volunteer tutors. These workshops are advertised on our website or you can contact us for a list of the upcoming sessions.

Email us: email@26ten.tas.gov.au or phone Monday to Thursday, 6165 5514