About us

The Tasmanian Council for Adult Literacy (TCAL) is the peak body for adult literacy and numeracy practitioners in Tasmania. We provide adult literacy and numeracy practitioners with resources and professional opportunities and aim to promote awareness of adult literacy and numeracy by facilitating a co-operative and supportive network for practitioners. TCAL actively promotes literacy and numeracy as key skills in effective lifelong learning.

Our objectives:

  • To develop and maintain a community of practice for the exchange of information and ideas
  • To provide input to government policy in the field of adult literacy and numeracy
  • To promote research activities related to adult literacy and numeracy
  • To conduct professional development workshops

TCAL is a not for profit association run entirely by volunteers. We rely on membership fees and grants to fund our activities.

Our members are teachers, trainers, students and volunteers from various workplaces, community organisations and schools and the organisations themselves.

TCAL is affiliated with the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) and is a member of the 26TEN network.



Dick Adams,

Councillor at Northern Midlands Council

Former Federal MP for Lyons

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Browse our newsletter archive and media releases to find out about our past activities and events. In our newsletters, you will also find tutor tips and links to useful articles and resources.


Media releases


TCAL’s activities depend on the efforts and goodwill of volunteers, and on funds raised from membership fees. By becoming a member, you will be contributing to the important work TCAL does in raising awareness of adult literacy and numeracy and supporting practitioners to help change lives.