Support for Literacy and Numeracy

The Australian Government recognises the importance of building strong literacy and numeracy skills for all students.

Various government programs and initiatives support the development of literacy and numeracy skills, including additional support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary Schools Program

The Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary Schools Program supports stronger literacy skills for children in remote primary schools, through two alphabetic teaching approaches—Direct Instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction.

Local Literacy and Numeracy activities 2018-19

In 2018, the Australian Government has a new focus on Literacy and Numeracy activities. Instead of a National Literacy and Numeracy Week, the Government will explore new approaches to support Literacy and Numeracy activities across Australia. Further information will be provided once it becomes available.