​​​​ ​ Get help with reading,
writing and maths.

Help build skills

Adults who need to improve their skills need access to the best quality literacy and numeracy teaching and support.

26TEN is helping adult literacy and numeracy teachers, tutors and volunteers improve their skills to provide high quality teaching and learning support.

Check out our workshops for literacy practitioners. And we’re working with organisations that offer literacy support to make sure it’s easy to find out where to get help.

Let's Work Together

Assist other adults with reading, writing and maths

Become a volunteer literacy tutor and learn how to help people improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Literacy practitioners can register as an Adult Literacy Skills Officers and work with organisations and communities to boost the skills levels of employees and community members.

Let's Work Together

Everyone can be part of the solution

26TEN supporters are people who know we need to improve adult literacy and numeracy in Tasmania and who want to be counted as supporters of our program.

Adult literacy practitioners

26TEN provides professional development for Tasmania’s adult literacy practitioners. 
This includes workshops, ACSF validation and moderation and webinars.

Who can help

We have a team of coordinators and trained volunteers around Tasmania that can help you with reading, writing or maths.  We offer one to one support, small group activities and courses to help get you started.  Our service is free and confidential.

At Mission Australia we offer training to help you increase skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and maths.  We offer job seekers full or part time training at Burnie, Devonport, Launceston or Hobart. Our training is free.

At TasTAFE we provide training to help you get the qualification you need for a job. We offer training courses in reading, writing and maths skills, and English language skills. We can also offer extra support while you train in other courses. Contact us today.

We fund adult and family literacy programs that are offered in some Neighbourhood Houses in Tasmania. There are resources about family, health and adult literacy on our website.

We have adult literacy programs aimed to boost adult literacy levels in Tasmania; increase the core skills levels of people in the workplace and communities; build a culture of life-long learning; and to make it easier for employees and community groups to access literacy support.

We are a network of organisations and individuals working together to improve adult literacy and numeracy in Tasmania. We offer free workshops, grants to fund literacy projects and a free confidential referral process for people seeking help.

Get the tools for life


Communicate clearly - A guide to plain English

This plain English guide is easy to use and includes tips to improve written communication. It has been produced by 26TEN, a network of people and organisations working together to improve adult literacy and numeracy in Tasmania.

Communicate clearly - A guide to plain English (html)

Communicate clearly - A guide to plain English (PDF)

Become a 26TEN community

The 26TEN Communities Guide is for anyone who wants to help lift literacy levels in their community and would like to work with others in a systematic way to do that.

Becoming a 26TEN Community: lifting adult literacy levels in Tasmania

Become a 26TEN community Part 1


26TEN Tasmania: Tasmania's strategy for adult literacy and numeracy 2016-2025

​26TEN Tasmania is a long-term strategy for all Tasmanians who want to live in a state where all adults have the reading, writing, numeracy and communications skills they need for life. 

26TEN Tasmania Strategy

26TEN Tasmania Action Plan October 2015 - October 2017

26TEN Tasmania Strategy - Action Plan

The Tasmanian Adult Literacy Action Plan 2010-2015

Action Plan 2010-2015

Adult Literacy Action Plan Annual Report 2014-15

Annual Report 2014-15

Adult Literacy Action Plan Annual Report 2013-14

Annual Report 2013-14

The Tasmanian Literacy Action Plan Annual Report 2012-13

Annual Report 2012-13

Australian Bureau of Statistics

​Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIACC), Australia 2011-2012

International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2011-2012

​Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, Summary Results, Australia, 2006

Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey 2006

Aspects of Literacy: Assessed Skill Levels, Australia, 1996

Aspects of Literacy Assessed Skills Levels 1996

Investing in Workplace Literacy Pays

Investing in Workplace Literacy Pays

26TEN Tasmania: Tasmania’s strategy for adult literacy & numeracy 2016-2025 2016 Progress Report

2016 Progress Report (pdf)


Free workshops from 26TEN

We offer a range of free workshops to help raise awareness of literacy and numeracy, and to help build communication skills.

26TEN workshops

What's happening

What’s happening

26TEN - making progress and our next steps