Scoping a Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework: consultation paper August 2013

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Council of Australian Governments. Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE)


The Foundation Skills Workforce Development (FSWD) project is a joint initiative of Australian Commonwealth and State and Territory governments to support the objectives of the National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults. The scoping of a Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework is one of the packages of integrated actions of the FSWD project to build the capacity of the education and training workforces to deliver foundation skills. Discussion points throughout this paper seek to prompt thinking about the nature of the foundation skills field and the attributes of those...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Providers of education and training; Research; Adult and community education

Keywords: Capacity building; Competency standard; Professional development; Skill needs; Vocational teachers; Practitioners; Adult educators; Consultation; Adult basic education

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Brisbane, Queensland: SCOTESE, 2013

Physical description: 37 p.

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At head of title: Foundation Skills Workforce Development Project.
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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 113.1271

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