Monthly Archives: August 2013

NCVER report – Seeking the N in LLN

Seeking the N in LLN is a recent NCVER report by Tina Berghella and John Molenaar. Literacy and numeracy skills are critical in the workplace and yet little is known in Australia about the extent of numeracy training required within a workplace. …

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MSA launches its new WELL page!

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) has launched a new WELL page on their website targeting employers in the manufacturing industry. The page can be found here. For more information, contact the MSA WELL brokers: Kathy Higgs 02 9955 5500 kathyhiggs@mskills.com.au   Brian …

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Preliminary results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)

The Survey of Adult Skills is an international survey conducted in 33 countries as part of the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). It measures the key cognitive and workplace skills needed for individuals to participate in society and …

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NCVER report – The returns to literacy skills in Australia

The Returns to Literacy Skills in Australia is a recent NCVER report by Jenny Chesters, Chris Ryan and Mathias Sinning. The financial return to training and how it varies with qualification level has been the focus of much research. This study …

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Release of the Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework

In August 2013, the Australian Government released the Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework (CSfW). CSfW provides a mechanism for training package developers, curriculum writers and those who develop standards and learning and assessment resources to more clearly articulate the non-technical …

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IBSA Strategic Project – Foundation skills workshops for LLN specialists

IBSA is currently undertaking a WELL Strategic Project that will deliver foundation skills workshops for LLN specialists and develop short online videos. Increasing emphasis on the delivery of foundation skills in vocational training is challenging LLN practitioners to expand the …

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ISC Foundation Skills Network & WELL Brokers at the ACAL Conference

The Industry Skills Council (ISC) Foundation Skills Network will present at the ACAL Conference on various projects in which the ISC WELL Brokers have been working on embedding Foundation Skills under the Australian Government Skills Connect Initiative. The purpose of …

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Caretaker government

Our colleagues at Innovations are currently operating under a government that has assumed a caretaker role. During the caretaker period, certain government activities are avoided. These are described in the Caretaker Conventions and include: making major policy decisions that are …

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