Course Content
Advise on literacy demands
1.1 Access nationally recognised training products and analyse their literacy demands using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks 1.2 Analyse literacy demands essential to the workplace context and workplace performance using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks 1.3 Analyse literacy demands of the learning and assessment context using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks 1.4 Share information and provide advice on literacy demands
Advise on literacy skill support needs of learners
2.1 Collect and analyse information about individual learner and candidate backgrounds to identify strengths and limitations relevant to literacy skill development 2.2 Plan and conduct literacy assessment using validated assessment tasks 2.3 Analyse literacy assessment results using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks to determine literacy skill levels 2.4 Analyse and compare literacy demands and learner literacy skill levels to determine the literacy skill support needs 2.5 Share information and provide advice on literacy skill assessment, levels and support needs
Advise on literacy skill development
3.1 Use current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks to review and tailor training strategies to support the development of literacy skills 3.2 Use current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks to review and tailor assessment strategies to support assessment while maintaining the rigour of the assessment process 3.3 Research, access, review and modify learning resources to support the development of learners with literacy skill support needs 3.4 Research, access, review and modify assessment resources to support the assessment of candidates with literacy skill support needs while maintaining the rigour of the assessment process 3.5 Mentor and provide literacy skill advice to colleagues to support the development of their training and assessment practices
Participate in professional development activities
4.1 Review own adult literacy professional practice and identify opportunities for improving practice 4.2 Access and interpret current adult literacy research and incorporate findings into own practice 4.3 Interact with professional adult literacy networks to share practice and maintain currency of practice
TAELLN511 Lead the development of adult literacy skills
About Lesson

Advising on literacy skill development requires a deep understanding of educational frameworks, resources, and pedagogical strategies. When using current authorized Australian foundation skill frameworks, like the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), to enhance literacy skills among learners, there are specific steps and considerations to keep in mind:

1. Using Frameworks to Tailor Training Strategies

  • Review Training Needs: Start by assessing the literacy needs of your learners. Use the ACSF to determine their current levels across various literacy domains such as reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy.
  • Align Training with Frameworks: Map out how your training content and strategies align with the ACSF’s performance levels. Ensure your training content covers the required skills at the appropriate levels for your learners.
  • Incorporate Diverse Methods: Integrate a variety of teaching methods suited to adult learners, such as problem-based learning, project-based learning, and the use of digital tools, ensuring these methods are supported by the ACSF.
  • Customise Training: Tailor your training strategies to address the specific gaps and needs identified in your learners’ literacy skills. This might involve focusing more on certain areas of literacy or adapting the pace of training.
  • Engage Learners: Use engaging and relevant materials that connect with the learners’ experiences and interests, making the learning process more meaningful and effective.


2. Tailoring Assessment Strategies

  • Review Assessment Approaches: Examine your current assessment strategies and how they align with the ACSF. Ensure your assessments accurately measure the literacy skills as defined by the framework.
  • Ensure Validity and Reliability: Adapt your assessment tasks to ensure they are valid (accurately measure what they are supposed to measure) and reliable (produce consistent results across different contexts and times).
  • Differentiate Assessments: Modify your assessment strategies to cater to the diverse literacy levels of your learners. This might involve offering alternative assessment forms for those with lower literacy levels while maintaining the same assessment standards.
  • Provide Support: Where necessary, offer support during assessments, such as allowing extra time, providing clear instructions, or using assistive technologies, ensuring these supports do not compromise the rigour of the assessment.


3. Modifying Learning Resources

  • Research and Access: Investigate and gather a variety of learning resources that can address different aspects of literacy development. Consider resources from educational institutions, government programs, and reputable online platforms.
  • Review and Modify: Critically review these resources for their relevance, inclusivity, and alignment with the ACSF. Adapt them as necessary to suit the literacy levels and learning styles of your learners.
  • Diversify Resources: Ensure your collection of resources caters to various learning preferences, incorporating texts, videos, interactive tools, and practical activities.


4. Modifying Assessment Resources

  • Research for Inclusivity: Look for assessment resources that accommodate a range of literacy levels and are inclusive of diverse learner backgrounds.
  • Review Against Frameworks: Ensure these resources are in line with the ACSF, providing a valid measure of literacy skills across different levels.
  • Customization: Adapt these resources to better fit your learners’ needs while ensuring the assessments remain challenging and comprehensive enough to accurately reflect their abilities.


5. Mentoring Colleagues

  • Share Knowledge: Provide colleagues with insights into the ACSF and how it can guide both teaching and assessment strategies for literacy development.
  • Offer Resources: Share effective learning and assessment resources that you have researched, reviewed, or developed, explaining how they can be adapted for different learners.
  • Model Best Practices: Demonstrate effective teaching and assessment methods that support literacy development, encouraging colleagues to observe and engage in discussions about these practices.
  • Encourage Reflection: Promote a culture of reflective practice among colleagues, where they regularly assess and adjust their approaches based on learner feedback and outcomes.
  • Professional Development: Recommend or organize professional development opportunities focused on literacy skill development, such as workshops, courses, or webinars.


By following these detailed steps, you can effectively advise on and contribute to the development of literacy skills, leveraging the Australian Core Skills Framework to ensure that your strategies are aligned with national standards and best practices.