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Tests and Tasks to Benchmark Foundation Skills
National - Introduction Series
Mon 27 May 2019, 12:30pm to 1:30pm EST

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TypeInformation Session
LevelIntroduction Series
Stream
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Student Engagement & Support
Duration1 Hour
LocationOnline and at your desk, National
Peer+ points0
Cost inc. GST (Members)$60
Cost inc. GST (Non-members)$88

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Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing is an important component of quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) delivery and underpins the future growth of all trainees. LLN is a necessary skill for learners and a core requirement for VET providers in meeting their regulatory compliance requirements. Despite the importance of LLN pre-testing and in-built LLN support into course delivery, many practitioners and training providers lack a clear understanding of how to make LLN testing rigorous but not arduous.

This session will provide a practical opportunity to learn how to build simple LLN tests benchmarked to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) which provide a holistic and integrated way to assess LLN skills, both for initial testing and progress testing.

Learning Outcomes
  • What are foundation skills?
  • What is the level of foundation skills needed to undertake accredited training?
  • How do we understand foundation skill requirements embedded within units of competency?
  • How do we assess if a learner has the required level of proficiency?
  • What activities / resources can we give learners that will enable them to demonstrate the key performance markers (for the corresponding ACSF level to meet the qualification requirements)?
Facilitated by: Rachel Leigh Taylor

Rachel Leigh Taylor has more than 20 years’ experience teaching, designing, managing and quality auditing in the VET sector in Australia and abroad. Rachel has a passion for using student data to inform educational reform, and assess the quality of VET service provision.  With a background in second language education, Rachel has a strong focus on supporting Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills development and promoting professional development for trainers in how to adapt their practises to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.


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