Infoxchange and Australia Post - Helping Australians realise their digital potential
In this partnership we will be embarking on a four-year national digital literacy program with the ambitious goal of supporting more than 300 000 Australians to improve their digital skills.
We’re living in a digital age but many Australians are being left behind and lack the skills to take advantage of the education, health and social benefits of being connected. One in 5 Australian adults are not online - that's almost 4 million people.
Infoxchange and Australia Post will work together with communities to help Australians realise their digital potential, focusing on the following audiences:
- Australia Post workforce
- CALD communities
- Indigenous communities
- Small businesses
- Ageing community members
- Regional and remote communities
Improving digital skills can open up a whole new world – not to mention make life easier. With digital skills you can save money, find a new job, get healthy, have your say, learn for free online and connect with friends and family.
To help people build their digital confidence and get to know their way around the web, we’re creating a website with learning resources and an online map where people can find face-to-face learning opportunities near to them.
“Infoxchange is proud to be partnering with Australia Post to bring together individuals and organisations across Australia to realise their digital potential," David Spriggs, CEO of Infoxchange, says.
"Through this program we plan to boost digital literacy and digital participation across the community. Culminating in a National Year of Digital inclusion in 2016, this program will build on the previous work of Infoxchange in addressing the digital divide and leverage the reach of Australia Post to connect with communities in need."
We’ll also be taking digital learning out of the classroom and into the community with pop-up digital learning sessions and a mentoring program. This will be complemented by Australia’s first National Year of Digital inclusion in 2016 with digital festivals held in each state and territory, as well as a series of forums and discussions that aim to make digital inclusion part of the national conversation.
All Australians will also be invited to participate and help make a real difference in someone’s life by becoming a Digital Mentor to family, friends, neighbours or colleagues.
Find out more about our digital literacy program