Strengthening foundation skills in the workplace: an evaluation of the Workplace English Language and Literacy program

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Australia. Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE)
Third Horizon Consulting Partners (Firm)


This evaluation report endorses Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) as a program that delivers benefits for business and is highly regarded by both employers and employees. An external consultant was engaged to review the program’s current funding model, program processes, quality and outcomes against its aims and objectives. The evaluation was overseen by a Steering Committee comprising representatives from industry, unions and the department. The report establishes that WELL provides valuable support to businesses in building their employees’ English language, literacy and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Numeracy; Skills and knowledge; Evaluation; Language; Finance; Outcomes; Workforce development

Keywords: Program evaluation; Funding; Basic skill; Skill development; Outcomes of education and training; Relevance of education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: DIISRTE, 2012

Physical description: 82 p.

ISBN: 9781921916427

On cover: Final report 22 February 2012

Resource type: Report

Rights: All material in this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 Australia Licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 112.1150

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