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
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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
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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
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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
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TAELLN511 Lead the development of adult literacy skills
About Lesson

The authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks (ACSF, DLSF, CSfW) can be powerful tools for designing training and assessment strategies, as well as developing learning and assessment resources tailored to address learner and candidate skill gaps in digital literacy, learning, reading, writing, and oral communication. Here’s a breakdown of how to utilise these frameworks.

Identifying Skill Gaps:

  • Job Requirements Analysis: Start by analysing job descriptions and industry standards for the target role. Identify the specific digital literacy, learning, reading, writing, and oral communication skills expected.
  • Skills Assessment: Administer diagnostic tests or conduct self-assessment exercises aligned with the relevant frameworks (ACSF, DLSF, CSfW) to determine current skill levels of learners or candidates.

 

Framework Application:

  • Mapping Skills to Frameworks: Map the identified skill requirements to the proficiency levels within the relevant frameworks. This helps define the specific level of competency needed for each skill.
  • Focus on Skill Gaps: Analyse the assessment data and mapping results to identify skill gaps where learners or candidates fall below the required proficiency levels.

 

Designing Training and Assessment:

  • Targeted Training: Develop training modules that specifically address the identified skill gaps.
    • Digital Literacy: Integrate digital tools and resources into training activities to build online research, content creation, and data analysis skills.
    • Learning: Incorporate strategies that promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective self-directed learning.
    • Reading: Utilize diverse learning materials with varying complexity levels and employ techniques like scaffolding to support comprehension.
    • Writing: Provide opportunities for writing practice in different formats (emails, reports, social media posts) with a focus on clarity and conciseness.
    • Oral Communication: Include role-playing exercises, presentations, and group discussions to develop effective communication skills.
    • Differentiated Instruction: Tailor your approach based on individual learner needs. Those with lower proficiency levels may require more scaffolding and support compared to learners with stronger foundation skills.
    • Authentic Assessment: Develop assessment tasks that replicate real-world workplace scenarios requiring application of the targeted skills.
      • Utilise online tools and platforms for digital literacy assessment.
      • Include reading comprehension tasks that mimic the type of materials encountered in the workplace.
      • Integrate writing exercises that mirror workplace communication needs (emails, reports, etc.).
      • Offer opportunities for oral communication through presentations, discussions, and role-playing activities.

 

Learning Resource Development:

  • Alignment with Frameworks: Develop learning resources that directly address the skill gaps identified using the frameworks.
    • Digital Literacy: Create tutorials on using relevant digital tools and platforms, online safety practices, and data analysis techniques.
    • Learning: Provide self-directed learning materials, case studies, and problem-solving activities.
    • Reading: Offer a range of texts with varying complexity levels, along with comprehension exercises and vocabulary building activities.
    • Writing: Develop templates and style guides for different writing formats, and provide opportunities for peer review and feedback.
    • Oral Communication: Offer resources on presentation skills, effective communication strategies, and active listening techniques.
    • Accessibility: Ensure that learning resources are accessible for learners with diverse learning needs. Consider providing audio versions of text, closed captions for videos, and alternative formats.

 

Benefits of Using Frameworks:

  • Targeted Training & Resources: Focus on the specific skill areas where learners need the most support.
  • Standardisation and Consistency: Ensure training and assessments align with national standards and industry expectations.
  • Improved Learner Outcomes: Bridge skill gaps and equip learners with the necessary foundation skills for career success.

 

 

By effectively utilising the ACSF, DLSF, and CSfW frameworks, you can design training and assessment strategies that cater to diverse learner needs and equip individuals with the essential foundation skills to thrive in today’s digital workplace.