Literacy, language and numeracy

Increasing the literacy, language and numeracy skills of the workforce is a key government priority.

Literacy, language and numeracy skills provide the essential base for building a competitive, highly-skilled and productive workforce.

In addition to the many economic benefits of higher literacy, language and numeracy skills, social benefits include improved health, housing and community participation. Intergenerational impacts include more active involvement by parents with higher literacy and numeracy levels in their children’s education.

Funding is available through ESOL initiatives as well as Intensive Literacy and Numeracy provision, Adult Literacy Educator Grants, Workplace Literacy, Adult and Community Education.

  • Last changed: 22 October 2009
  • Last verified: 22 June 2015