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Learning, Literacy and Numeracy
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Learning, Literacy and Numeracy
ACSF – What is it?
The Australian Core Skills
Framework (ACSF) provides a
detailed picture of real life
performance in the five adult
core skills of:
1. Learning
2. Reading
3. Writing
4. Oral Communication
5. Numeracy
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Adult Core Skill Sets
The five adult core skills are
essential for learners to
integrate successfully and
safely within the workplace
The ACSF tool can be used to
identify an individual learner’s
performance in any of the five
core skills
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Learning, Literacy and Numeracy
Learning
The ACSF core skill of
learning describes it as
being an active process
of gaining and
understanding skills to
achieve objectives that
are valued by the learner
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Reading
The ACSF core skill of reading
describes it as being the way
a learner makes meaning
and understanding from
different text types
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Writing
The ACSF core skill of writing
describes it as the ability to
shape written language
according to purpose,
audience and context.
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Oral Communication
The ACSF core skill - oral
communication is based on
the view that language is a
social everyday event, which
is shaped by purpose and
context.
Oral Communication has
been divided into two main
areas;
• Speaking
• Listening
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Numeracy
The ACSF core skill of
numeracy gives meaning to
mathematics and the
application of mathematics
for personal and social
purpose, workplace and
employment, and education
and training.
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Other areas of Literacy include:
• digital literacy
• visual literacy
• numerical literacy
• information literacy
• financial literacy
• critical literacy
• legal literacy
• media literacy
• health literacy
• maternal literacy
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LLN Statistics
The 2006 international Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey
(ALLS) found that approximately 40 per cent of employed
and 60 per cent of unemployed Australians, had poor or very
poor (Level 1 or 2) English language, literacy and numeracy
(LLN) skills.
Level 3 is regarded as the “minimum required for individuals
to meet the complex demands of everyday life and work in
the emerging knowledge-based economy”
This equates to nearly 7 million working Australians that do not
have sufficiently high literacy skills sets necessary to meet the
complex demands of everyday life and work.
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Alarming LLN Statistics
There has been very little improvement in Australian LLN levels
between 1996 and 2006 (2006 ALLS study)
► approximately 46% of population have literacy scores
below the minimum level needed to function in part of
everyday life and work situations
► 53% of population have numeracy scores below the
required minimum
► More than 4 in 10 adults have literacy & numeracy skills
below level 3
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LLN Statistics
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Workers with low literacy and numeracy skills..
‘are potentially at risk because they are unable to read and
understand machinery operating instructions, safety
precautions, equipment and repair manuals, first-aid
instructions, or organisational policies on workplace health
and safety.
They may be unable to leave a warning note for the next shift
worker regarding a damaged machine or part. And they may
be reluctant to inform a supervisor that they cannot
understand written work area or end-of-shift clean up
procedures.’
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A Government Response
In 2010 The Australian Government
made an initial investment of
$263 million in training and education
Which included $143 million over four
years to expand the Language
Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
Program to assist an additional 30,000
job seekers gain the foundation skills
necessary to participate in training
and employment
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A Government Response
The 2011-12 Budget will build on the $500 million the Australian
Government has already invested to improve the LLN skills of
Australian adults in the last four years, including the Foundation
Skills Package announced in the 2010-11 Budget - bringing the
total investment over the next four years to more than $760
million.
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How will this affect our company and its
trainers?
As of the 1st July 2014 all trainers and assessor’s who
currently hold a Certificate IV in TAE will be required to
complete the unit of competency;
TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and
numeracy skills
TAELLN401A will also become a core unit of competency
as part of the next training package;
TAE40112 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
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How will this affect all RTO’s and trainers?
Registered Training Organisations are required to
identify individual trainee’s LLN skill sets by conducting
initial pre-testing for LLN needs
This will ensure that learners are capable of fulfilling the
requirements for undertaking each unit of competency
that makes up the qualification
RTO’s will need to show how LLN needs were
addressed when being audited.
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How will this affect the Print Industry?
The Print Industry is one of the largest manufacturing
sectors in Australia, employing more than 115,000 people
across all areas of print.
The Print Industry also has one of the oldest working
population averages across the manufacturing sectors in
Australia.
However, the Print Industry is one of the most technically
advanced manufacturing sectors and is one of the largest
employers of information technology personnel.
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How the Print Industry is directly affected?
• Up-skilling an older workforce in areas of digital literacy
can be difficult but is necessary to keep up with changing
technology and new business models and processes.
• The Print Industry has been deemed as a manufacturing
sector with a significant skills shortage. Additional State
Government funding has been allocated to training and
re-skilling mature aged employees.
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How the Print Industry is directly affected?
The availability of skilled labour – continues to be an issue
for many print companies. The overall level of investment
in training remains poor, resulting in many skilled labour
positions being filled by overseas workers sponsored on
temporary visas seeking permanent residence in Australia.
With many highly skilled migrants entering the Print Industry
sector it is necessary for Employers and RTO’s to ensure
that adequate training and re-skilling is provided for any
trainee with a non-English speaking background.
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The completion rate for ICP apprenticeships has been steadily
declining over the last few years
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How the Print Industry is directly affected?
Recently we have seen the closure of the country’s largest
Print Training Organisation – RMIT TAFE in Victoria.
In part, due to the decline of apprenticeships over the last
few years and also to the recent technological
advancements in Digital Printing.
Providers are now delivering traineeships on-site – this
means that smaller RTO’s like Print Training Australia will
have to take the initiative to ensure that all LLN
requirements are met.
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By determining the learners LLN levels
Registered Training Organisations can;
• Highlight an individuals learning problem to employers
• Provide support for trainees
• Source an alternate way to educate our learners
• Change the way we assess individual learners
• Give trainees an opportunity to request assistance
• Seek LLN specialists to assist with the learning
• Seek additional funding for LLN (WELL) programs
• Ensure that the learner has the necessary skill sets that
match the underpinning skills needed to undertake the
unit of competency and qualification
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The ACSF Tool
The ACSF tool has been developed
to provide a consistent national
approach to identify and develop
the needs of individual learners in
each of the five adult core skills.
The tool can be used by LLN Trainers
to measure and unpack a unit of
competency to ensure that the
required levels of LLN are addressed
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Using the ACSF Tool
Written into each unit of competency and every qualification
within the ICP10 Printing and Graphic Arts Industry are the five
core skill sets and their performance levels.
LLN Practitioners and Trainers will need to identify the key word
‘indicators’ that are written into each unit of competency to
map and describe performance levels, design training and
monitor a learner’s progress.
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Using the ACSF Tool
There are five levels of performance in each of the five core skills.
For each of the performance levels, there are usually two
‘Indicators’ to help you decide whether a student ‘sits’ at that
particular level for that core skill
(numeracy has three Indicators)
Examples of Indicators
• Monitors
• Evaluates
• Reports
• Determines
• Records
• Analysing
• Contributes
• Understands
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