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About Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Workplace English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) is an important part of being a successful apprentice, trainee or employer. The skills relate to how to communicate effectively in the workplace, for example this could related to reading and understanding safety signs, making measurements prior to cutting materials, calculating the costs of stock-on-hand or giving change to a customer.

Language relates to words, their structures and how meaning is conveyed. This includes all forms of communication (speaking, listening, reading, writing and visual communication).

Literacy is about being able to read and use written information, as well as contextualising your writing in the most appropriate way.

Numeracy is the practical application of mathematics to assess and determine information in numerical or graphical form.

Source: Language, Literacy and Numeracy Network
Practice Aptitude Quizzes

Practice Aptitude Quizzes

These Practice Aptitude Quizzes will help provide an indication of how an individual may cope with the language, literacy and numeracy levels required when undertaking entry level training within their industry of interest.

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Foundation Skills Assessment

Foundation Skills Assessment

The Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) is funded by the Department of Education and Training. FSAT is an interactive online tool designed to identify and measure an individual’s foundation skill levels (English language, literacy and numeracy skills and employability skills).

These skills are fundamental to participation in the workforce, the community and in adult education and training.

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The Reading Writing Hotline

The Reading Writing Hotline

The Reading Writing Hotline provides a national service for adults seeking English language, literacy and numeracy information, advice and support.

Further information is available at the Reading Writing Hotline website or phone 1300 6 555 06.

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Core Skills Framework

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Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

A comprehensive tool designed to assist both specialist and non-specialist English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) practitioners describe an individual’s performance in the five core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy.

Core Skills for Work Development Framework

Describes a set of non-technical skills, knowledge and understandings that underpin successful participation in work. These skills are often referred to as employability or generic skills. They include skills such as problem solving, collaboration, self-management, communication and information technology skills.

SEE - Skills for Education and Employment

The SEE program provides language, literacy and numeracy training to eligible job seekers, with the expectation that improvements will enable them to participate more effectively in training or in the labour force.

Job seekers are referred to the program by the Department of Human Services and Employment Service Providers such as Job Services Australia and Disability Employment Services

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