Building skills while keeping our distance

Building skills while keeping our distance

Opportunities and resources for learning and supporting others to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic


From TasTAFE - Tutor Adult Literacy Learners – a free online course
Tutor Adult Literacy Learners is a free online course designed to give you the skills you need to become an Adult Literacy Tutor. It is offered by 26TEN member, TasTAFE. 
Over ten weeks, you will learn how to support adults to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills. 
Thanks TasTAFE for making this great course free for Tasmanians.
Find out more about the course, Tutor Adult Literacy Learners.

26TEN - our own tools and resources

  • Learn how to have a 26TEN Chat - it's a practical conversation with someone you have noticed struggling with reading, writing or maths. It's a way of raising the issue and offering practical help. 
  • Plain English tools - use our guide to communicating clearly and plain English checklists to review your writing. 
  • Keep an eye on our workshop page for updates about the online/virtual delivery of workshops: https://26ten.tas.gov.au/Pages/Workshops.aspx

The Reading Writing Hotline has resources for adult literacy and numeracy tutors. 

Resources from Libraries Tasmania:
  • 26TEN eReads: Use your Libraries Tasmania membership to borrow and download eBooks from the 26TEN collection on OverDrive. These books are written for adults who are building their reading skills and who enjoy an easier, quicker read. 
  • for adult literacy tutors
  • Digital literacy: Find out more about  improving your skills online, including using social media.

TasCOSS, Tasmania’s peak body for the community services industry is offering a range of services to support the sector including:
  • a free statewide peer learning Community of Practice sessions using the HeLLOTas! Toolkit. For organisations who wants to respond to community members by:
    • providing information they can easily understand and use
    • assisting them to find their way in health and community services. 
  • coordinating a COVID-19 issues register for the community services industry including both industry and advocacy issues
Please share your suggestions for resources that we can all use to build our skills and those of others while we practise physical distancing: email@26TEN.tas.gov.au