2023 AGM Draft Minutes 2022 AGM Confirmed Minutes 2023 AGM President’s Report 2023 AGM Treasurer’s Report…

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The VicTESOL Committee has notified ACTA of its decision to resign VicTESOL’s membership.   The Committee has taken this difficult decision as the activities and requirements of ACTA membership are not in line with VicTESOL’s current resourcing priorities. VicTESOL will continue working hard for its members, responding to the needs of EAL teachers from all levels.  We will also seek to maintain our relationships with other TESOL associations, state and national, to ensure continued collaboration, advocacy and resource sharing for the benefit of our VicTESOL members and the communities we serve.

Applications for the Penny McKay Memorial Award are now open.

The Award honours the contribution to research and development in second/additional language education of Dr Penny McKay (1948-2009).

Electronic copies of the applications for the Award are due by midnight, 31 October of the calendar year following the submission of the thesis to the Chair of the Selection Panel, Prof Chris Davison, c.davison@unsw.edu.au.

More information is available below.

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Please see below ACTA’s response to the Better and Fairer Education System consultation paper.  It is hoped the response will be useful in shaping the forthcoming National School Reform Agreement, which has the potential to turn the tide by including EAL/D learners within fair and equitable school provision.

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The (adult) EAL Framework curriculum will be reaccredited from 1 January 2024. The EAL Framework reaccreditation Project Steering Committee (the Committee) has been established by the curriculum owner to support the reaccreditation process and will confirm the course content is appropriate and meets the required outcomes. The Department of Home Affairs is represented on the Committee along with industry representatives, RTOs and curriculum experts.
Over the coming months the Committee is seeking feedback on the draft content. To facilitate this process the Department has enlisted support from LWA to seek and compile provider feedback through Survey Monkey. LWA is currently searching for feedback on draft units for:-

  • Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)
  • Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

Feedback for this tranche should be provided by COB Tuesday, 28 February 2023 via the online survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTJPRT5
Any additional feedback can be emailed to info@lwa.net.au

If you have any queries regarding the above or below attachments, or you have any issues completing the online survey, please do not hesitate to email info@lwa.net.au

Draft Units

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2022 AGM Draft Minutes 2022 AGM President’s Report 2022 AGM Treasurer’s Report  …

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The (adult) EAL Framework curriculum will be reaccredited from 1 January 2024. The EAL Framework reaccreditation Project Steering Committee (the Committee) has been established by the curriculum owner to support the reaccreditation process and will confirm the course content is appropriate and meets the required outcomes. The Department of Home Affairs is represented on the Committee along with industry representatives, RTOs and curriculum experts.
Over the coming months the Committee is seeking feedback on the draft content. To facilitate this process the Department has enlisted support from LWA to seek and compile provider feedback through Survey Monkey. LWA is currently searching for feedback on draft units for:-

  • Certificate II in EAL (Employment)
  • Certificate III in EAL(Employment)
  • Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional)

Feedback for this tranche should be provided by COB Tuesday, 14 February 2023 via the online survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJWS75F
Any additional feedback can be emailed to info@lwa.net.au

If you have any queries regarding the above or below attachments, or you have any issues completing the online survey, please do not hesitate to email info@lwa.net.au

Draft Units

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The (adult) EAL Framework curriculum will be reaccredited from 1 January 2024. The EAL Framework reaccreditation Project Steering Committee (the Committee) has been established by the curriculum owner to support the reaccreditation process and will confirm the course content is appropriate and meets the required outcomes. The Department of Home Affairs is represented on the Committee along with industry representatives, RTOs and curriculum experts.
Over the coming months the Committee is seeking feedback on the draft content. To facilitate this process the Department has enlisted support from LWA to seek and compile provider feedback through Survey Monkey. LWA is currently searching for feedback on draft units for:-

  • Certificate II in EAL (Access)
  • Certificate III in EAL(Access) (please note new unit VUXX74 Investigate Australian Identity)
  • Certificate IV in EAL (Access

Feedback for this tranche should be provided by COB Tuesday, 31 January 2023 via the online survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LY38BW
Any additional feedback can be emailed to info@lwa.net.au

If you have any queries regarding the above or below attachments, or you have any issues completing the online survey, please do not hesitate to email info@lwa.net.au

Certificate II in EAL (Access)

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Certificate III in EAL(Access) (please note new unit VUXX74 Investigate Australian Identity)

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Certificate IV in EAL (Access

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2025 ACTA Conference

Sign up to the VicTESOL Ebulletin for updates on the 2025 Melbourne ACTA Conference – TESOL: Shaping the Future

Sign up at the website here http://eepurl.com/djZb4r and feel free to email VicTESOL at victesol@victesol.vic.edu.au if you have any queries about the conference!

Summary

ACTA has been undertaking a series of briefings on the release of the ACTA National Roadmap for EAL/D Education in Schools. ACTA has been concerned for some years at the erosion of specialist English language provision for over 600,000 Indigenous, migrant and refugee students in Australian schools. This erosion is due to Commonwealth devolving all responsibility for EAL/D education to State and Territory governments and these jurisdictions’ school autonomy policies diverting earmarked (Gonski) funding away from EAL/D learner support though flexible, global school budgets.

The Roadmap aims to ‘build back better’ English language and literacy provision for these students. It identifies key national policy problems and proposes solutions through twelve key actions aligned to the directions and initiatives of the National Schools Reform Agreement.

As Australia emerges from the pandemic and re-opens to the world, national leadership is needed to restore our former leading role and rebuild effective English language and literacy provision so that Australia’s English language learners, including its Indigenous learners, can participate successfully in school education and contribute to a cohesive and prosperous multicultural society.

At the online event for academics and researchers working in the field on the 16th of June, leading researchers in the field of TESOL, including Professor Constant Leung from Kings College, discussed the new ACTA National Roadmap for EAL/D Education in Schools.

At the online event for ACTA members on Monday June 20th, Dr Michael Michell encouraged State and Territory associations to contact political parties, representatives and Commonwealth and State and Territory Education Ministers to commit to implementing Roadmap actions.

At the online event for Professional Associations and Key Organisations in the EAL/D space on Monday 18th July, an extremely productive discussion was held with many suggestions for further actions being made.

Other briefings on the Roadmap have been presented to the Victorian and Queensland Council of Deans of Education, and other relevant parties.

Recordings

16 June 2022 – Academics and Researchers

20 June 2022 – ACTA Members

18 July 2022 -Professional Associations and Key Organisations in the EAL/D space

Documents

The Roadmap

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Media Release

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