As part of the Learn Local: Focusing on the Future strategy, the Government and the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board are committed to supporting older Victorians to develop digital literacy skills, acknowledging the critical role of Learn Local organisations in helping to promote digital inclusion. As such, the ACFE Board has established the Digital Literacy for Older Victorians program to support the development of sustainable programs that will improve digital literacy outcomes for learners aged 65 and over.
Four grants of $40,000 each are available for the delivery of digital literacy training programs that are tailored to the needs of older learners in the local community. It is anticipated that programs will be short in duration and will cover topics that will assist older Victorians to self-manage more aspects of their lives and remain connected to their families, friends and communities (for example, training in how to use internet banking, Skype, an iPad). Training may take the form of short workshops, interactive sessions, group activities or another form that is recognised as being suitable for this learner cohort.
Applications and Eligibility
Applications are open to all Learn Local organisations, with the expectation that one grant will be offered in each of the four Department of Education and Early Childhood Development regions.
Applications opened on Monday 24 March and close at 5pm on Friday 2 May 2014.
Digital Literacy for Older Victorians Program Guidelines (doc - 394kb)
Digital Literacy for Older Victorians Program Application Form (docx - 39.15kb)
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