IBSA Admin (MM)
posted on June 07, 2010 13:04
Responding to the national imperative to improve adult language, literacy and numeracy levels, IBSA has included two new Vocational Graduate qualifications in Language, Literacy and Numeracy in the new Training and Education Training Package (TAE10) with outcomes similar to those undertaken at a Bachelor degree level:
- Vocational Graduate Certificate in Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice
- Vocational Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Leadership
A User Guide has been developed to support the delivery and assessment of the qualifications and it is freely available for downloading from IBSA’s website
The recent Skills Australia report Australian Workforce Futures emphasised the impact of the lack of foundation skills - language, literacy and numeracy. The report proposes a significant expansion in the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) and Language, Literacy and Numeracy programs, as well as recommending that the Australian Government develop and implement a national adult language, literacy and numeracy strategy. The report also states: “We need also to ensure education and training providers have the skills and networks to identify and address these core skill needs” (Executive Summary p. 4).
In building on the new LLN qualifications and new LLN Units of Competency in the Training & Education Training Package, IBSA is commencing other initiatives for the LLN skills and networks of education and training providers in the VET sectors. Dialogue has begun with DEEWR for the development of LLN resources intended to link to articulation into Higher Education as well as underpin the quality of the qualifications themselves. The Australian Industries Group (AiG) has published a report on employers views on workplace literacy and numeracy skills. To read the report, please go click here.