While the performance levels of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) operate along the same lines and principles of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) they are not, in fact, the same. The AQF provides general guidance on the level of performance expected of a training participant within qualification levels Certificate I through to Advanced Diploma (in VET)—Certificate I having very basic entry level skill and knowledge requirements and a Diploma or Advanced Diploma having much higher expectations of entrants. The ACSF is concerned with the level and depth of an individual’s abilities in a range of core skills, as outlined below, rather than looking at what is needed to fulfil qualification guidelines. The ACSF provides the foundations and benchmarks for the development of training plans based on the individual’s abilities rather than qualification requirements.
TAEDES401 Design and develop training programs
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills