Reading, writing and maths
Help with reading, writing and maths is out there. A good place to find help is 26TEN.
Being able to read, write and do maths has been taken for granted in the jobs market, but governments, businesses and communities are starting to understand that some people have missed out, through no fault of their own. 26TEN is getting this message out, and letting us know how much we’ll all benefit when more adult Tasmanians can read, write and do maths better.
If you’d like to read, write or do maths better, you can go to 26TEN’s website here, or call 1300 00 2610. You might be referred to one of its members, like Libraries Tasmania. They have a friendly, free, confidential and personalised one-on-one literacy service for adult Tasmanians.
As a job seeker, you might also be eligible for the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program. If you have an employment service provider such as jobactive, it may be able to refer you to this program. The SEE program gives up to 650 hours of reading, writing and maths assistance to help you do better in training and work.
Both 26TEN and SEE assistance are offered in many places around Tasmania.
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency and recovery, TasTAFE is offering short online courses and “skill sets”, including options in reading, writing, and maths for work and trade. For more information, see SKILL UP in the “Education and training resources” section below.
If you think you’ll find it hard to tell someone you have trouble with reading, writing or maths, maybe watch Maree’s Story and Tom’s Story on the 26TEN website, to see what a difference it has made to the lives of these older Tasmanians.