Adult Literacy and Numeracy Practitioners Program

‚ÄčThe Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board's Adult Literacy and Numeracy Practitioners Program (ALNPP) Initiative is a professional development program designed to build the capability of Learn Local trainers in literacy and numeracy delivery.

Program aims

  • To further develop the skills of Learn Local practitioners in teaching literacy and numeracy pre-accredited programs.
  • To facilitate localised and ongoing literacy and numeracy professional development across the Learn Local pre-accredited teaching workforce.
  • To provide a self-contained, literacy and numeracy professional development program that may be delivered by trained practitioners to their peers.

Professional development opportunity for pre-accredited educators

The ALNPP was developed by Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and Adult and Community Education Victoria (ACEVic).  As part of the first phase of the program, nineteen highly skilled and experienced literacy and numeracy practitioners were trained to deliver the ALNPP to their peers in Learn Local providers across the state.

The second phase of the program is now underway with over 180 Learn Local practitioners from across Victoria participating in one of the 19 separate programs running from now until November 2020.  The nineteen programs are all being run on different dates, times and locations (including some 100% online). 

The ALNPP takes around 20 hours to complete and comprises a series of linked modules that include:

  • Putting adult learning theory into practice
  • Unpacking adult literacy and numeracy theory
  • Using the Pre-accredited Quality Framework
  • Using the Australian Core Skills Framework
  • Trauma-informed practice and addressing learning difficulties
  • Maximising your impact for adults with low literacy and numeracy.

The 19 separately run programs are being delivered either 100% online or through a blend of face to face and online learning, however the content is the same.  

2020 ALNPP places filled

All the 2020 ALNPP places have been filled. The ACFE Board is currently considering options for 2021 and will provide information regarding this in coming months. 

If you are interested in participating in this program in 2021, please email