Who is VALBEC?

VALBEC is a not for profit, volunteer managed, professional organisation that has represented the adult literacy, numeracy and basic education fields in Victoria for more than 40 years.

Our core business is to provide information and professional development support for our members and the wider field. Central to the role of the committee is advocacy and advice on curriculum, government policy and matters that impact on practitioners and learners in Victoria and nationally through our links with ACAL.

Our professional development activities include an annual state conference, twilight forums, workshops and half day forums. Our flagship journal, Fine Print, is one of only two dedicated adult literacy, language and numeracy journals in Australia.


VALBEC is governed by an committee of volunteers elected annually and has the services of a part -time administrative person.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of VALBEC was held on Wednesday, 22 April 2021.

Annual Report 2020


The 2013 AGM accepted a motion to change the Constitution. The new constitution was accepted by Consumer Affairs Victoria on June 11, 2013.


2021 Committee

Elizabeth Gunn

Parris Frangie

Pam Mahlis
Committee Member

Christine Tully
Committee Member

Shruti Malavde
Committee Member

Manjit Bhamral
Committee Member

John Radalj

Denise Reynolds
Committee Member

Kerrie Tomkins
Committee Member

Di Buckley
Committee Member

Deborah Mullan
Committee Member

Liam Frost-Camilleri
Committee Member

Find Us

PO Box 341
Clifton Hill Vic 3068



ABN 56 550 665 438
VALBEC (Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council) was established in 1978 and is managed by an elected volunteer committee of management.

Incorporated Association No. A00 130 71K

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