- TAELLN401A - Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
This unit introduces trainers and assessors to core language, literacy and numeracy issues in training and assessment practice. Competence in this unit does not indicate that a person is a qualified specialist adult language, literacy or numeracy practitioner.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Determine the core LLN requirements of the training
1.1. Determine core LLN skill requirements of the training specification
1.2. Determine core LLN requirements of the training context
1.3. Use validated tools and other sources of information to determine existing core LLN skills of learners
2. Access specialist learning support
2.1. Determine the need for specialist core LLN assistance for the learner, based on evidence collected
2.2. Apply appropriate strategies for collaboration with specialist language, literacy and numeracy practitioners
3. Customise program to develop core LLN skills
3.1. Select and customise or develop learning and assessment materials that are appropriate to core LLN skills of training specification, training context and learners
3.2. Apply learning support strategies to assist learners to develop required core LLN skills
3.3. Continuously monitor and evaluate approaches to determine areas for improvement
language, literacy and numeracy skills to:
deliver effective training and assessment
analyse and apply the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at a level appropriate to the outcomes of the unit
make judgements about the LLN requirements of learner skill levels and training
communicate with other professionals about LLN requirements
liaise with personnel, including managers or supervisors, from the training and/or assessment organisation
liaise with appropriate external authorities
interpret a wide range of documents
self-management and organisational skills to meet the LLN requirements of learners
interpersonal skills to:
encourage learner development
demonstrate sensitivity to cultural issues
definitions of core LLN skills, according to the ACSF
methodology for determining skill levels using the ACSF
national policy on the integration of LLN into training package competencies
legislation and codes of practice, for example:
equal opportunity legislation
OHS relating to the work role, including:
reporting requirements for hazards
safe use and maintenance of equipment
sources of OHS information
OHS obligations of employers and employees, including supervisors
The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Assessment must address the scope of this unit and reflect all components of the unit. A range of appropriate assessment methods and evidence-gathering techniques must be used to determine competency. A judgement of competency should only be made when the assessor is confident that the required outcomes of the unit have been achieved and that consistent performance has been demonstrated.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Evidence of the ability to:
address core LLN issues in training and assessment practice on at least two different occasions
provide evidence that includes:
documentation setting out activities, resources and individual learning plans for a particular learner
third-party observations of the candidate with a range of learners
documentation of the use of the ACSF to determine LLN level.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Evidence must be gathered in the workplace wherever possible. Where no workplace is available, a simulated workplace must be provided.
Assessment must ensure access to:
specialist LLN practitioners for consultation and verification of approaches
tools based on the ACSF levels
training package support materials.
Method of assessment
Guidance information for assessment
For further information about assessment of this and other TAE units, refer to relevant implementation guidance published on the IBSA website (www.ibsa.org.au).
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Core LLN skills include:
core skills, as described by the ACSF
range of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills required to participate in work and the wider community.
Training specification may include:
training package units of competency
learning outcomes from accredited courses with a vocational outcome
non-accredited industry specific learning programs.
Training context describes:
environment in which the training takes place, which may include:
Validated tools to ascertain LLN levels include:
tools based on the ACSF
information gained from an LLN specialist, including results from prior assessment.
Specialist core LLN assistance can include:
specialist in-house support services
Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program support
team teaching approaches
government and community support services.
Learning support strategies can include:
demonstrating LLN practices to be learned in a workplace context
using plain English appropriate for the learner
using audio recording of texts
using video and/or audio material to support the training
providing simplified explanations of underpinning principles and concepts
providing explanations and examples of text types
ensuring that decision-making responsibilities are shared with learners
encouraging use of learners' personal word lists and dictionaries
mentoring in a learning situation
acknowledging and building on strengths of learners
providing opportunities to discuss, attach importance to, and build on different culturally-based behaviours and values.
Language, literacy and numeracy practice
This unit contains employability skills.