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Learn Local providers can access pre-accredited A-frames and full sets of teaching and learning resources, to deliver programs for particular industries. 

The Skills for Work and Study pilot programs are designed to support learners:

  • with low literacy and numeracy skills
  • interested in one of the 7 selected industries

The project aligns with the Board's Literacy and Numeracy Initiative, the Board Strategy 2020-25, and the Ministerial Statement on the Future of Adult Community Education in Victoria 2020-25

Each Skills for Work and Study program was developed by a Learn Local provider in partnership with a selected industry.

Additional delivery hours for registered Learn Local providers are available in 2021 to pilot the programs and test the new mode of delivery.

  • The Skills for Work and Study pilot programs objectives are to:

    • improve the literacy and numeracy skills of adult Victorians at the lowest levels of literacy and numeracy through pre-accredited programs that are contextualised to particular industries
    • strengthen pathway outcomes for learners by building the skills and capabilities necessary to participate in employment, entry level VET programs, or additional pre-accredited programs
    • make it easier for Learn Local providers to partner with industry to deliver pre-accredited training
    • increase sharing of high-quality resources across Learn Local providers.
  • Learn Local providers should aim to achieve the following outcomes:

    • Offer centrally developed literacy and numeracy training programs designed by Learn Local providers for:
      • learners wanting to directly enter work or further vocational training, and/or
      • vulnerable workers who are at risk of unemployment due to transitions in the economy and who want to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.
    • Conduct an initial assessment and placement interview using the Pre-accredited Initial Assessment Kit (PRIAK) or similar tool mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) for each learner. Providers are allowed to adapt the initial assessment tool to the selected industry.
    • Take part in centrally organised moderation sessions to share practice and improve the curriculum over time.
  • There are 7 Skills for Work and Study pilot programs available, ranging from 100 to 140 Student Contact Hours (SCH). Up to 20 SCH hours can be used to cover the costs of undertaking an individual initial assessment mapped to the ACSF, advice on post-training pathway opportunities, and reporting.

    Each program was developed by a Learn Local provider in partnership with a selected industry. The Pilot Programs are contextualised to a specific industry, as follows:

    • Skills for Work and Study - Factory Work (Warehousing and Distribution)
    • Skills for Work and Study - Community Services
    • Skills for Work and Study - Aged Care
    • Skills for Work and Study - Food Processing
    • Skills for Work and Study - Health Services
    • Skills for Work and Study - Building and Construction
    • Skills for Work and Study - Early Childhood Education
  • The Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 2021 Skills for Work and Study pilot programs was aligned with the EOI for 2021 Pre-accredited Training Delivery and Learner Engagement A-Frame Program. This EOI has now closed. Learn Local providers were able to apply for more than one Skills for Work and Study pilot program.

    The 2021 Guidelines, EOI and Delivery Plan Template for the pilot programs are available below:

  • The Skills for Work and Study programs EOI was open to Learn Local providers:

    • currently registered with the Adult, Community and Further Education Board or covered under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006
    • with a current and satisfactory Business Governance Status Assessment (BGS) or a 2020 Skills First contract
    • who are also applying for 2021 Pre-accredited Training Delivery.

Reviewed 21 April 2021

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