Concurrent sessions announced - see details
Inviting VET practioners to register for conference Friday 7th October See details
"Foundation Skills encompass both the Core Skills (of reading, writing, oral communication, numeracy and learning) described by the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), and Employability Skills. Foundation Skills include language, literacy and numeracy (LLN). Foundation Skills exist on a continuum from very basic skills to highly-developed and specialist skills. "
p 3, Foundation Skills in VET Products for the 21st Century, National Quality Council, 2010
In 2011, the concept of Foundation Skills is under construction at national and state government level in the form of a National Foundation Skills Strategy and a Foundation Skills Training Package. Internationally, 2011 is the year of PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) which will see the Australia Bureau of Statistics collecting information on adults’ skills to compare with the previous literacy surveys in 1996 and 2006. All in all, it is a pivotal year for those of us with a commitment to the adult literacy and numeracy field.
Submitting a proposal
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