From the ground up: addressing core skills in entry level AgriFood qualifications


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AgriFood Skills Australia
Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)


Research shows that more than seven million Australian adults (46 per cent) do not have the reading skills considered necessary for everyday life; and almost eight million (53 per cent) do not have the necessary numeracy skills. Across Australia a wide range of generic preparatory courses and general education programs have been designed to address core and employability skill development. However, many of these courses lack a context for learning as they do not have sufficient industry focus. Others lack the outcome of a nationally recognised qualification because they are not part of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Industry; Qualifications; Employment; Literacy; Numeracy; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill development; Skill analysis; Basic skill; Entry level training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: AgriFood Skills Australia, 2009

Physical description: 80 p.

ISBN: 978064277816

Statement of responsibility: Developed by AgriFood Skills Australia; writing and instructional design, Louise Wignall and Jenni Oldfield.

Resource type: Teaching and training material

Document number: TD/TNC 104.961

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