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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 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.

  • 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 80 to 120 Student Contact Hours (SCH).

    Each program is 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

Reviewed 08 March 2023

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