VALBEC – Victorian Adult Literacy Basic Education Council

VALBEC is a not for profit, volunteer managed, professional organisation that has represented the adult literacy, numeracy and basic education fields in Victoria for nearly 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, April 3, 2019 at 6.00 pm at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Annual Report for 2018 presented at the April 2019 AGM


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


2019 Committee

Linno RhodesLinno Rhodes, President

rhonda-pelletier2Rhonda Pelletier, Secretary

johnrJohn Radalj, Treasurer

Mieke AlexanderMieke Alexander

Liz GunnLiz Gunn

Sandy Iyngkaran

Pam Mahlis

Kerrie TomkinsKerrie Tomkins

Chris Tully

donDon MacDowall Admin