Monthly Archives: August 2013

Employment opportunity – South Australia

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation is a South Australian  RTO that predominantly trains in the health and community services sector. As part of their business development and diversification they are  looking to branch out into the Foundation Skills area specialising …

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2013 Fulbright Professional Scholar in Vocational Education and Training

Congratulations to Michelle Circelli, Senior Research Officer, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in South Australia. She is the 2013 winner of the Fulbright Professional Scholar in Vocational Education and Training sponsored by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research …

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Foundation skills workshops for LLN specialists and Trainers/Assessors

Increasing emphasis on the delivery of foundation skills in vocational training is challenging LLN practitioners to expand the way in which they work. The success of the National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults relies not only on LLN practitioners building …

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New TAE Training Package

There is a new TAE Training Package developed to meet the new Standards for Training Packages. http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/TAE. TAE contains two new qualifications: TAE80113 – Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice TAE80213 – Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy …

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National Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Conference Presentations

Presentations from ACER’s National Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Conference are now available here.

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WELL Conference update

Please note that there is a new date and location for the next WELL Conference. This decision was not made lightly and is based on feedback from WELL practitioners as well as cost, funding and timing considerations. The next Australian WELL …

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Please note the following message from National Office…

The Foundation Skills Branch has recently undergone a restructure. With the restructure, the Adult Literacy Policy section is now the Skills for the Workplace section. Please update your records to reflect the new contact information for the staff from the …

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AWPN Strategic Project

The AWPN Strategic Project Application for the funding of a WELL Conference, state/territory workshops and forums, and the improvements to the WELL practitioners’ network has been approved. This project supports the professional development of individuals involved in the delivery of …

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Victorian WELL workshop – postponed

Please note that the WELL workshop planned for the 30th August in Melbourne has been postponed. Notification of the new date for the workshop shall be sent to all subscribers at a later date.

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NCVER report – Investigating the ‘crisis’: production workers’ literacy and numeracy practices

Investigating the ‘Crisis’: Production Workers’ Literacy and Numeracy Practices is a recent NCVER report by Stephen Black, Keiko Yasukawa and Tony Brown. Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics have been used to …

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