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Skill set for practitioners to address foundation skills needs – private RTO feedback needed

Monday, October 8 2012

Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) is developing a new skill set for practitioners to gain the skills and knowledge they need to address their learners’ foundation skills.

Since this skill remains critically lacking across the VET workforce and there remains widespread uncertainty and resistance about tackling this deficiency, this skill set may be critical to VET practitioners to build up their skills in what is to become a regulated area of VET provision.

ACPET strongly encourages its member RTOs to contribute feedback on the proposed skill set or at least familiarise themselves with it early on, since it may end up being widely used across the VET workforce for practitioners’ own upskilling.

Based on feedback from stakeholders through an initial scoping process, two new units have been drafted for inclusion in the TAE10 Training and Education Training Package.

The proposed skill set will comprise two new units and two existing units:

  • TAELLNXXX Access and use resources to support foundation skills development in a vocational context
  • TAELLNYYY Use instructional strategies to integrate foundation skills into vocational delivery

The above new units are available for review and feedback from the  IBSA Feedback Hub, or on the Skill set for addressing foundation skills in vocational practice project page.

The two existing units are available from

TAELLN401A Address adult LLN skills
TAELLN501B Support the development of adult LLN skills

You can provide feedback on the skill set and draft units via the IBSA Feedback Hub or directly to project coordinator Anita Roberts.

Feedback may be submitted until COB Friday 26th October 2012.


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