Literacy and numeracy are essential skills which families need to succeed in their everyday lives.
If parents and carers need assistance to develop their reading, writing, English language and numeracy skills, help is only a phone call away.
The Reading Writing Hotline is a nationwide service which can provide you with information on:
For information telephone 1300 655 506.
The Queensland Council for Adult Literacy offers adults the chance to improve their reading, writing and numeracy.
The council also offers information about courses held throughout the state and other services for those with English as their second language.
For more information telephone (07) 3878 9944.
The Queensland Government refers people needing help with English translation to these organisations:
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS), Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
The Translating and Interpreting Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is accessible from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call on 131 450. Visit TIS for more information.
Directory of Accredited Practitioners of Translating and Interpreting
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Hotline: 1300 557 470 within Australia.
Translators and interpreters can be found in the Yellow Pages under 'Interpreters' and/or 'Translators'.