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About Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are an important part of being a successful apprentice, trainee or employer. LLN skills relate to how we communicate effectively in the workplace. These skills include 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 in its broadest sense, involves the words, verbal structures and gestures we use to convey meaning. In using language we generally use a combination of communication forms such as speaking, listening, reading, writing and visual communication. Visual communication skills underpin the agreed language of the Australian deaf community, Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN).

Literacy is the ability to read and use written information as well as to write appropriately, in a range of contexts. Literacy involves the integration of speaking, listening, and critical thinking with reading and writing. Literacy skills enable us to interact with one another to achieve particular purposes: to explain, debate, retrieve and provide information, explore issues, entertain and create.

Numeracy involves the practical application of mathematical skills to absorb, use and critically evaluate information in numerical or graphical form. Depending on the context this can include basic number skills, spatial and graphical concepts, the use of measurement and problem solving. Numeracy may also involve literacy, for example when extracting mathematical information from written text.

Source: CEAV Institue Language, Literacy & Numeracy Policy

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 to undertake entry level training within their industry of interest.

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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 655 506.

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Core Skills Framework

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.

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Core Skills for Work Developmental 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.

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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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