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 relates to words and how meaning is conveyed. This includes all forms of communication such as speaking, listening, reading, writing and visual communication. In Australian workplaces English is the predominant language, however AUSLAN (Australian sign language) and Australian Indigenous languages may also be used.
Literacy is about being able to read and use written information, as well as contextualising writing in the most appropriate way.
Numeracy is using mathematics in the workplace, at home or generally to meet every day demands. It includes basic number skills, measurements, problem solving, and spatial and graphical information.
Source: Language, Literacy and Numeracy Network