Monthly Archives: March 2013

Making the Connections – using the Foundation Skills Training Package to integrate language, literacy and numeracy into training

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) is proud to announce the release of Making the Connections – a professional development resource to support vocational trainers in manufacturing to understand the needs of learners and help them meet the language, literacy and numeracy …

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GSA Foundation Skills Training Package Support Project

Government Skills Australia (GSA) is currently undertaking a significant project which focuses on supporting the foundation skills of current and future workers in the government and community safety industry sectors. Analysis of the language, literacy and numeracy demands of various …

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Foundation Skills resource developer needed

Agrifood Skills Australia is currently looking for an organisation to develop a set of resources to address foundation skills for the AgriFood sector. The resources are to cover the following areas: chemical handling workplace health and safety machinery/vehicle operations compliance …

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Mapping core skills of Training Packages

AgriFood Skills Australia is in the process of mapping 30 priority Units of Competency to the Australian Core Skills Framework. By the end of April, 120 Units will have been mapped. Mapping of an additional 100 units are planned for …

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MINTRAC activities

MINTRAC, the National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council, is undertaking two WELL projects this year. One of these projects aims to create a set of customisable Indicator Tools for every qualification in the MTM11 National Meat Industry Training Package. The …

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MSA Environmental Scan

Manufacturing Skills Australia has released its 2013 Environmental Scan accompanied by this informative video that challenges some commonly held myths about the state of the manufacturing industry:      

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Numeracy and conventions: 6 ÷ 2(1+2) = ?

Do you think you know the answer to this question: 6 ÷ 2(1+2) = ? An interesting article exploring numeracy syntax conventions commonly accepted as universal truths: What Is the Answer to That Stupid Math Problem on Facebook?    

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Research: Does 1 = 1? Mapping measures of adult literacy and numeracy

A recently published NCVER report by Michelle Circelli, Shelley Gillis, Mark Dulhunty, Margaret Wu and Leanne Calvitto. The research aligned the skill levels of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALLS) survey and the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and found equivalence at …

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ACAL: Call for presenters and papers

ACAL is calling for presenters for its 2013 conference, Global Contexts, Sydney, September 30 – October 2, on topics including but not limited to: Literacy and numeracy for community development Embedding literacy and numeracy in vocational and workplace training Academic …

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April/May WELL Network Meetings

Invites have been sent out for the following WELL network meetings: WELL Workshop Sydney 5 April 2013 WELL Workshop Adelaide 8 April 2013 WELL Workshop Perth 18 April 2013 WELL Workshop Melbourne 19 April 2013 State/Territory WELL Workshops are an …

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