Information and advice

What Works Videos 
What Works for LLN is an online library of free language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) training and professional development videos. They can be used as LLN professional development for VET practitioners, workplace trainers and non-training staff in an RTO. They cover such things as what LLN skills are, why they are important, how to identify learners’ LLN skills, the LLN requirements of the job and when specialist LLN support is needed. 

The What Works for LLN videos are for:

  • VET practitioners supporting the delivery of LLN specific units such TAELLN411 Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • LLN professional development for RTOs and their non-training staff
  • Trainers, managers, team leaders and supervisors in the workplace.

Australian Workplace Practitioners Network 
A website with news and information about workplace LLN programs and resources via regular e-newsletters. Topics include government policy and program updates, information about newly published resources, the latest research, professional development events and links to useful national and international events, resources and websites.

Unlocking Workforce Potential

An employer guide to using the Australian Core Skills Framework in the workplace. Sections include understanding workplace literacy, documenting skills requirements, communicating with the workforce and with training providers as well as useful tools.

VET Foundation Skills Training Tips 
Strategies for trainers to use to develop foundation skills in a vocational training program. A YouTube presentation sponsored by Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council.

Diggin’ in
A resource developed to help trainers and assessors address the language, literacy and numeracy skills required within the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. Contains a good section on using the ACSF and mapping it against particular training packages and occupations.

Precision Consultancy Assessment Tasks
A range of validated ACSF assessment tasks designed to be used by assessors who are experienced LLN practitioners with a sound working knowledge of the ACSF. Workplace trainers who are not experienced LLN practitioners may use the tasks, but should seek advice about their judgements from an experienced practitioner. Cover all core skills at a range of levels.

4 Steps Towards Taking the Lead – PD Resource
Grassroot Strategies – Tips for teaching reading, writing, numeracy and speaking /listening in the workplace context. Developed by Service Skills Australia

Literacy Face to Face
Written for 1:1 tutors, but with useful practical ideas for classroom teachers also and contains a section on The Vocational Student. Useful sections also on: How do we read?, The adult learner, Assessing your student’s needs and progress, The beginner reader/writer, The intermediate reader/ writer, Writing and spelling, Does your student have a disability?, Is your student from a non-English Speaking background?, Everyday numeracy, Getting started on the computer.

Communicate Clearly – A Guide to Plain English
Plain English is a style of communication that studies have shown makes information easier to understand. This guide brings together a set of plain English tips. The main section covers how to write and present information clearly.

26TEN – Build your business
Tasmania’s adult literacy and numeracy website has a section on business, with case studies of businesses that have incorporated adult literacy and numeracy programs in their training.