Language Literacy and Numeracy Skills Development Scoping Project
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October 2011 update
IBSA have contracted with Precision Consultancy to develop the proposed new units that will form the basis of the Skills Set identified by the research report. For those interested, this report can be downloaded from here.
The proposed title for the Skill Set is “Workplace literacy mentor” and will in accord with the recommendations from this report be developed in consultation with industry participants engaged in day to day work with those who require support. We will be looking to test the draft material with a wide range of potential users broadly across jurisdictions. In particular, the content will be canvassed amongst indigenous groups for suitability.
We expect draft material to be available by December 1 2011.
Please note: all information below is for archival purposes only. The most relevant, up to date information can be found above.
Update 6th December 2010
IBSA, in partnership with the AI Group, has been scoping the skills needed by supervisors, leading hands or frontline managers to identify LLN issues in the workplace and provide basic support to workers with LLN needs.
Participants in the project have identified key desirable skills for supervisors which have been matched to possible units of competency to form a skill set comprising:
- TAEDEL404A – Mentor in the workplace
- BSBFLM311C – Support a workplace learning environment
- New unit: TAELLNxx2 – Identify language, literacy and numeracy issues in the workplace
- New unit: TAELLNxx3 – Provide support to workers with language, literacy and numeracy needs
The skill set has potential as a pathway for supervisors into further qualifications. For instance, TAEDEL404A is an elective in the Certificate IV in Training and Education and BSBFLM311C is an elective in the Certificate III in Business. The proposed new LLN units may also be appropriate for inclusion as electives in the Certificate IV in Training and Education and the Certificate IV in Frontline Management.
The proposed skill set would expand the options available to build LLN awareness. It would also contribute to building capacity to address LLN issues across a range of levels in the workforce.
To see a full description of the proposed skill set, please click here.
IBSA is interested in your views on the proposed skill set for ‘LLN-aware supervisors’. To provide feedback, please send your questions, comments and suggestions to project consultant Anita Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anita may also be contacted at 0402 349 557.
The proposed skill set should be viewed in conjunction with other developments currently underway in the review of the Diploma of Training and Assessment. For updates on the Diploma review, please click here.
For all other enquiries about this project, please use the contact details on the left.
Update - April 2010
IBSA has commenced a project in collaboration with AIG to gather information from employers, employees and LLN practitioners on:
- scoping the need for a skill set that would help existing workers build their LLN skills
- identify whether a skill set might provide an effective pathway into the new Vocational Graduate Certificate in LLN Practice and Vocational Graduate Diploma in LLN Leadership qualifications, and a means to create career pathways, particularly for Indigenous learners
- recommend future actions for IBSA in relation to the development of LLN skill sets.
IBSA’s development of the Vocational Graduate Certificate and Vocational Graduate Diploma qualifications in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) promises to expand the pool of expert LLN practitioners. The elective unit TAELLN401A Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills in the Certificate IV in TAA is available to build awareness of LLN issues.
However, there is no clear option for building LLN expertise that is less than that required by the expert practitioner yet more than that offered by the TAA elective.
Through consultation carried out by the Australia Industry Group (AIG), employers have identified:
- there is a need to increase the ability of supervisors and frontline managers to support workers with LLN difficulties
- coaching or mentoring approaches need to be used to help those workers improve their LLN skills.
IBSA and AIG will gather information from the employers, employees and LLN practitioners participating in the AIG LLN project. Discussions will take place with project participants at a number of stages throughout the AIG project on the skills needed by supervisors and frontline managers. LLN practitioners will also be asked to reflect on, and where possible test/trial, the fit between the Vocational Graduate Certificate units and employee training needs). Also:
- existing units and skill sets in the Community Services Training Package that may be suitable for inclusion in an LLN support skill set will be identified
- the skills development needs of Indigenous groups, especially in relation to implementation of the WELL program for IEP, will be considered.
The consultation phase of the project will take place until August 2010.
Should you have any questions or comments, please use the contact details on the left.