Helping build a healthier future

Our Vision

Our vision is centered on 5 core pillars
Improve physical literacy for whole of life
Collaboration in research with world leading experts.
Impactful programs to support strong engagement with active lifestyles
Investment in physical literacy learning pathways. Using technology to develop skills of educators to support healthier outcomes for a range of people.
Enhance every persons physical literacy journey
Investment in evidence-based content delivered in low dose high frequency to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of being physically literate.
Continue to support the sustainability of physical literacy
Establishment of an independent Physical Literacy Foundation to support funding applications for research and professional development.
Combining strengths in mission aligned organisations
Seek like-minded partners to support the shared visions and increase impact through combined skills, resources and efforts.

Australian College of Physical Literacy (ACPL)

The ACPL college is dedicated to helping build a healthier future. The college is currently assisting the following sectors.

Trip down Memory Lane Aged Care Program

Developed with key partners such as Dementia Australia and brought to life by carers, lifestyle coordinators, family and volunteers. Residents at home or in care facilities  can enjoy wonderful memories of familiar streets locally and around the world, while enjoying the benefits of gentle physical exercise.

Sporting Coach and Parents Programs

Sport is in the very fabric of our society and research data is clear on the rising issues facing Australian children with regards to a decrease in regular physical activity. Increasing obesity levels compounded by a dramatic rise in screen time for example are contributing factors impacting on the health and well-being of children.

We believe coaches and parents within the sporting community have both a responsibility and an opportunity to make a significant difference. To support this, Litivity is working closely with national sporting bodies and universities in the development of a Physical Literacy approach for coaches, community and parents. We believe this will assist in engaging children in physical activity and understand the benefits of being active for life.

Child Care

The following areas are of key interest and investment for the organisation and one where collaboration is the critical factor. The activities within this portfolio will provide valuable evidence and understanding in the development of impactful programs to support educators, parents and the community to understand the importance of physically literacy and child development. Our research collaboration with the University of Canberra and Deakin University is a unique opportunity to design, implement and evaluate in a randomised control trial a full curriculum, competency development and meaningful content to support the physical literacy journey of young children.

Aged Care Programs

With the population over 70 set to double in the next 40 years we have a core focus on engaging and supporting the senior populations with physical activity. The benefits of being physically active in minimising the risk of falls and social isolation are significant. Through our partnerships, we will work closely with aged care facilities and support the implementation of impactful activity programs through innovative staff training, evidence-based content and proven physical activity programs.

The aim of the Active Early Learning Project (AEL) is to develop a best practise physical literacy program for early learning centres

The Research

In accordance with the Australian Government Early Years Learning Framework and in recognising the powerful and important learning environment of early learning centres, the AEL project aims to develop a best practice physical literacy approach (for toddlers to age 5 years) and investigate its effectiveness. Physical literacy is the integration of physical, emotional and social capabilities that help us live active, healthy and fulfilling lifestyles. This project will investigate: 1) strategies to develop physical literacy capabilities in young children in early learning centres, and: 2) how to support child care educators and parents to develop physically literate children.

Professor Dick Telford

Beginning his professional career as a physical education and mathematics teacher, Dick Telford’s postgraduate studies in physiology and biochemistry at the University of Melbourne led to lecturing appointments in tertiary education and at the Australian Institute of Sport as the inaugural appointment in Sports Science.He is currently Professional Fellow and Team Leader in Physical Literacy at the University of Canberra, and adjunct Professor in the Medical School at the Australian National University. Combining his academic career with international athletics coaching, he has been recognised for his contributions to Australian sports coaching and research with membership of the Order of Australia (AM), and induction into the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame.

The Team

A team dedicated to helping achieve a healthier future for everyone


Andrew Smith


Dr Sandy Daley

Director of Education


Kylie ACPL



Damala Scales Ghosh

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Lisa Bryant

Account Manager

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