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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
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Analysing Workplace Literacy Demands with Australian Frameworks (ACSF & DLSF)

 

Understanding the literacy demands of a workplace is crucial for ensuring employees have the skills needed to perform effectively. Here’s how to use the ACSF and DLSF frameworks for this purpose:

1. Gather Workplace Information:

  • Job Descriptions: Obtain job descriptions or role profiles for the occupations within the workplace you’re interested in. These outline responsibilities, tasks, and required skills for each position.
  • Workplace Observations: If possible, observe actual workplace activities. This could involve shadowing employees, attending meetings, or observing how tasks are typically completed. This provides first-hand insight into the day-to-day literacy demands.
  • Interviews with Workers and Managers: Talk to employees performing the roles and their managers. Ask questions about the types of reading, writing, communication, numeracy, and digital literacy skills needed to perform their jobs effectively.

 

2. Identify Key Literacy Skills:

  • Review Information: Once you’ve gathered information, analyse it to identify the key literacy skills required in the workplace context.

  • ACSF Framework: Use the ACSF skill areas (Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, Numeracy, Learning Skills) as a guide:

    • Reading:
      • Does the job involve reading complex reports, technical manuals, or safety procedures?
      • Is interpreting data or charts a regular task?
    • Writing:
      • Does the role require writing emails, reports, or completing forms?
      • Is clear and concise communication in written documents essential?
    • Oral Communication:
      • Does the job involve interacting with customers, giving presentations, or participating in meetings?
      • Is active listening and clear verbal communication crucial?
    • Numeracy:
      • Are there tasks involving calculations, measurements, or data analysis?
      • Does the job require interpreting financial statements or budgets?
    • Learning Skills:
      • Does the role involve ongoing learning, problem-solving, or adapting to new technologies?
      • Is independent learning and research a necessary skill?

 

  • DLSF Framework: Consider the specific digital literacy skills relevant to the workplace:

    • Information Technology:
      • Does the job involve using specific software applications or operating equipment?
      • Are workers required to troubleshoot technical problems?
    • Information Management:
      • Is searching for information online, organising digital data, or using databases a regular task?
      • Does the role involve evaluating the credibility of online information?
    • Creating Information:
      • Does the job require developing presentations, reports, or digital content?
      • Are workers expected to create documents or graphics using software programs?
    • Communicating Information:
      • Does the role involve using email, online communication tools, or participating in virtual meetings?
      • Is clear and concise online communication crucial?

 

3. Analyse Skill Level Requirements:

  • Consider the complexity of tasks and the level of understanding needed for each skill. Higher-level jobs will require more advanced literacy skills across the frameworks.

 

4. Document Your Findings:

  • Summarise the key literacy skills and the required skill level for each skill area relevant to the workplace context.
  • This information can be used to develop targeted training and support programs to address any identified skill gaps.

 

By following these steps, you can effectively utilise the ACSF and DLSF frameworks to analyse the literacy demands essential to workplaces and ensure employees possess the necessary skills for optimal performance.