Taking the Lead E-Newsletter 35: September 2013

Posted on September 2, 2013

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The United Nations Education Scienitifc and Cultural Organisation UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day on the 8 September for over 40 years by reminding the international community that literacy is the foundation of all long life learning.  UNESCO has worked to ensure that literacy remains a priority on national and international agendas. Through its formal and non-formal literacy programs worldwide, the Organisation works to realise the vision of a literate world for all. Read more...

Latest News

Scoping a Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework

Who is a foundation skills specialist? Is there a foundation skills field? Answers to these questions are being explored through a national project to scope the development of a foundation skills professional standards framework. Read more...  

Industry Skills Councils heading to Melbourne in September 2013

Sevice Skills Australia, injunction with the Industry Skills Councils are seeking expressions of interest from all employers and manager, industry associations and peak bodies, to attend a FREE sit-down hot Breakfast Briefing Read more...  

FREE Professional Development for Service Skills Australia Trainers

Do your have learners with literacy and numercy needs? You don't have to be an LLN specialist to help them make the grade! Read more...  

DIICCSRTE Annual National Report of the Australian VET system 2011

This report covers the 2011 calendar year and  provides an assessment of the performance of the national training system, as  well as detailed information on the operation of the national system and its  achievements. Read more...  

Skills Connect Fund taking Proposals

SKILLS CONNECT funds is please to advise stakeholders, advisory networks and colleagues from government and industry that the Skills Connect Fund will commence receiving proposals from Monday 5 August 2013. Read more...  

Recent Resources

The returns to literacy skills in Australia 2013

The financial return to training and how it varies with qualification level has been the focus of much research. This study goes a step further and investigates the relationship between literacy skills and the incomes of workers in the Australian labour market and whether this varies with level of education. Read more...

MODUS: An oline searchable directory of essential skills assessment tools 2013 (Can)

Assessment is an integral component of building workplace learning programs and strategies for essential skills training. The labour market issues faced by today’s employers include the need to assess and understand the complexities of learning and adapting to changes such as modernization and the need for higher-skilled employees. Read more...

Core Skills for Work (CSfW) Developmental Framework

The Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework (the CSfW) describes a set of non-technical skills, knowledge and understanding that underpin successful participation in work.  Participation in work could be as a employee, as someone who is self-employed, or as a volunteer. Read more...

Events - What's happening in September 2013


2 September - TAFE Directors Australia Conference

11 SeptemberQLD Fitness Sport and Recreation Workforce Development Conference


Professional Development

3 and 17 September - VALBEC Building Strength with Numeracy

4 September - Webinar 3: Writing - Love Apptually

11 September - Webinar 4: Oral Communication - Love Apptually

17  SeptemberIndustry Skills Councils WELL Breakfast

18  SeptemberWebinar 5: Numeracy - Love Apptually

19 September - National VET Conference

23 and 30 September - NMIT TAELLN401A Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills - Group 1

25 September - Webinar 6: Commonly used apps for learners with a disability - Love Apptually

30 September - ACAL Conference

See all Events

Resources you may have missed

What Works: Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Training and Assessment

What Works online library of free video segments for use in LLN training and assessment. What Works is a Workplace English Literacy and Language (WELL) funded training and professional development resource. Read more...

Natural Born Fighter - Indigenous small business start up tool

This resource has been designed to assist Indigenous  people establish and manage a small business.   The resource is divided into five sections and contains a documentary,  3D animation and interactive literacy, language and numeracy activities. Read more...

Keeping food safe for all: Food safety across industries - updated

This interactive CD-ROM provides an introduction to food safety across four key industries: hospitality, health and community services, retail and food processing. The resource has been prepared especially for learners who need assistance with language, literacy and/or learning skills and those for whom English is a second language, and who are currently employed in a food related industry, such as hospitality, health and community services, retail and food processing. Read more... 

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About Taking the Lead

Taking the Lead, is the one-stop shop for information and advice on developing core language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This website provides information to help RTOs and employers, including online PD for trainers and assessors, case studies showing how employers and employees benefit from training that supports and develops LLN skills, LLN tips giving comprehensive advice on how to improve LLN; a searchable resource directory of LLN resources, and the latest news and events on LLN training services and funding opportunities. Read more...

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