On the local ACT level and nationally through the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA), ATESOL ACT continued to contribute to policy development in 2012, most notably the ACT Languages Policy, targeted EAL/D funding (see below), the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program and the Adult Migrant English Program.
Through ACTA, we provided input to the LLNP Discussion Paper Creating a more flexible LLNP in 2013-16. To read the ACTA Position Paper, go to: http://www.tesol.org.au/news/LLNP-Discussion-Paper
Along with other ACTA affiliates, the ATESOL ACT Executive and members provided feedback on the draft of the ACTA policy report “The Current AMEP Contracts and their Impact on Programs, Learning, Teaching and Professional Standards”. The most notable achievement this report so far has been that providers were permitted to reinstate continuous enrolment. This change alleviated some of the most acute problems documented in that draft but others persist. We understand that a revised version of the paper is in preparation. Further comments for consideration towards a final report can be sent to ATESOL ACT and we will forward them to ACTA. Special thanks to Helen Moore for her contribution to ATESOL’s policy input during the year.