Teaching/Learning resources

The 26TEN Disability Workplace Literacy Project

National Disability Services in conjunction 26TEN and have developed three tools for employers in the disability sector.

Disability Workplace Literacy Activity

This tool enables an employers to gather information about potential and current employees’ literacy and numeracy skills.

This can help to see if their skills:

  • Match the requirements of the position, or
  • Require more development in the workplace, or
  • Are not adequate for the position


Get ready to assist clients with medication

This learning guide provides Direct Support Workers (DSWs) with activities they can use to revise the core skills needed to successfully participate in the unit of competency, HLTHPS006 ‘Assist clients with medication’.


Communicating in Plain English

This tool can be used in all sectors to ensure information is presented in a way that helps others to understand the message. Plain English can be used in a range of workplace documents including email, reports, policies, procedures and forms.


Working Well in Childcare

Provides resources to support the teaching and learning of specific language, literacy and numeracy skills required for successful participation in Certificate III in Children’s Services training. The resources include a Learner workbook, a Trainer guide and a DVD. For DVD materials, contact the Reading Writing Hotline on 1300 655 506.

Working WELL in Childcare Learner Workbook  Working WELL in Childcare Trainer Guide

Trash Talk

Trash Talk, addressing Language, literacy and numeracy in the waste management industry

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Henry sprays it safe

A CD-ROM resource to assist market gardeners with chemical spraying. This interactive CD-ROM (with print-based Trainer Guide) covers topics such as selecting, transporting and storing chemicals, calibrating and measuring, spraying and cleaning up. Supports AQF I – III competencies common to Amenity Horticulture, Rural Production and Conservation and Land Management.

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Steps to Safe Spraying

Steps to Safe Spraying is a resource to assist market gardeners with chemical spraying. The resource consists of an online interactive resource, Trainer Guide and Learner Workbook. The resource aims to support the development of language, literacy and numeracy skills for a number of key units in AHC10 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation Training Package.

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Working with the Mining Mob

A DVD and workbook resource to help indigenous people prepare for employment in the mining industry. The workbook can be downloaded for free. For DVD materials, contact the Reading Writing Hotline on 1300 655 506.

Mining Mob Trainer Guide
Mining Mob Learner Workbook

Deadly Bay

An interactive learning resource for young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. Develops the language, literacy and numeracy skills required to demonstrate employability skills in six industries: Seafood, Tourism, Hospitality, Horticulture, Community Recreation, and Business Services. These industries have been identified as providing potential employment options for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young people.

Deadly Bay Trainer Guide
Deadly Bay Learner Workbook


A multimedia resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working (or wanting to work) in the automotive industry. This interactive CD-ROM comes with a Teacher’s Guide and Learner Workbook, and supports language, literacy and numeracy skills related to units of competency from the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.

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Indigenous Hospitality Resources – William Angliss Institute

Free print resources provide teaching and learning materials for 9 hospitality units of competency and general advice and suggestions on supporting Indigenous learners and learners with LLN needs.
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BoatNotes is a multimedia resource to support students engaged in Maritime Industry Training in Northern Australia.
It focuses on key literacy and numeracy skills involved in the areas of marine navigation. BoatNotes provides web-based video and interactive multimedia resources for students and activities for trainers that can be downloaded and used in the classroom.

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Industry Guides Australia Pty Ltd – Industry Training Resources

Publisher of picture-based training materials. The main clients are RTOs that use Easy Guides to help their students get high risk work licenses and other industrial qualifications. Books and CD-ROM guides

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Literacy Net – Department of Education and Training

This site includes resources that were developed under the former WELL Strategic and Resource Programme.
Resources include training materials designed to enhance Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills, industry relevant LLN assessment and reporting methods and LLN professional development resources for industry trainers/assessors aligned with Training Packages.

Literacy Net – Department of Education and Training

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.

Precision Consultancy Assessment Tasks