Monthly Archives: May 2013

WELL Workshops in June 2013

A reminder for the following WELL network meetings: WELL Workshop Perth 5th June 2013 WELL Workshop Darwin 14th June 2013 WELL Workshop Brisbane 21st June 2013 WELL Workshop Newcastle 28th June 2013 The professional development focus of these meetings is perspectives …

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Updated Professional Development Guide: WELL Considered

The professional development resource that supports the development of competencies required to plan an effective WELL training project and prepare a successful WELL training application has recently been updated and is now available for free download from the WELL practitioners’ website. …

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Building Strong Foundations

Building Strong Foundations is a support resource for the FSK Foundation Skills Training Package that has been developed by Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) with funding from the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. …

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TAELLN401 as core unit in Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

IBSA will incorporate the unit TAELLN401 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills into the core of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment by July 2014. IBSA is responding to the Government’s strategy to address LLN issues using the VET …

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Assess your risk literacy and numeracy skills

We make sense of our complex and uncertain world with information about risk that is often presented in terms of probabilities, proportions, percentages and other ratio concepts.  Whether we correctly understand these risks—i.e., whether or not we are risk literate—depends …

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MSA Numeracy Resource: Putting the Jigsaw Together

The link to Manufacturing Skills Australia’s Putting the Jigsaw Together – Practical strategies for assisting apprentices with numeracy issues is now working. Putting the Jigsaw Together is available as a free download . Contact Kathy Higgs, Foundation Skills Project Officer, for …

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22nd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference (No Frills)

NCVER has developed a dynamic and exciting program for the 22nd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’, Mooloolaba, 10-12 July 2013. The program for 2013 features three national keynote speakers, optional pre-conference workshops for professional development, and presentations …

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Entries closing soon for Inaugural national award for language, literacy and numeracy practitioners

If you are committed to improving the language, literacy and numeracy levels of individuals in an educational, community or workplace context you could be eligible to apply for the 2013 Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award. The Award …

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National Foundation Skills Workforce Development Project 2013-2014

The 16th May 2013 announcement, by Hon Sharon Bird MP and Hon Grace Portolesi MP, on investment of $1.5m to boost literacy, numeracy and language skills through the Foundation Skills Workforce Development (FSWD) Project marked an exciting time for the VET foundation …

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SBS Article: Literacy ‘key’ to Ford workers’ future

Interesting SBS article by Stewart Riddle, University of Southern Queensland, commenting on the impact of low literacy levels and manufacturing workers losing their jobs:

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