- The National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults defines foundation skills as 'the combination of: English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) - listening, speaking, reading, writing, digital literacy and use of mathematical ideas; and employability skills, such as collaboration, problem solving, self-management, learning and information and communication technology (ICT) skills required for participation in modern workplaces and contemporary life. Foundation skills development includes both skills acquisition and the critical application of these skills in multiple environments for multiple purposes'.
- The strategy focuses on improving outcomes for working age Australians (aged 15-64 years) with a view to moving more people to higher levels, but with a particular focus on those with low levels of foundation skill proficiency. Australian governments have set an aspirational target that by 2022, two thirds of working age Australians will have literacy and numeracy skills at Level 3 or above.
- Fact sheet: Foundation skills
(Source: Australian Government Department of Education and Training)
- The FSK Foundation Skills Training Package differs from all other training packages in that it is designed to work in combination with them to support the achievement of vocational pathways.
- The Australian Core Skills Framework is a tool providing a consistent national approach to identifying and developing the core skills in three diverse contexts: personal and community; workplace and employment; and education and training. It helps both specialist and non-specialist LLN practitioners describe an individual's performance in the five core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy.
- Adult literacy and numeracy: research and future strategy 
From 2002 to 2006, the Australian Government funded the Adult Literacy Research Program (ALRP), which was managed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. This report considers how the ALRP has contributed to the adult language, literacy and numeracy sector.
- Exploring perspectives on adult language, literacy and numeracy 
This review focuses on the perspectives of adult language, literacy and numeracy, particularly the human capital and social practices perspectives, which at times do not sit comfortably in relation to each other.
- Literacy and numeracy in vocational education and training: review of research 
The aim of this report is to bring together the major insights from research since 1990 on literacy and numeracy as they relate to vocational education and training. It deals with the complexities of the relationships between VET and workplaces and schools as well as the language, literacy, numeracy relationship. The report includes relevant policy developments and practice in the field.
- Literacy in the new millennium 
This paper examines some of the often contradictory ways in which literacy has been defined before considering how and why literacy conceptions have changed over the years. The final section of the paper outlines a number of implications for literacy policy and practice highlighted by the research.
- The professional development requirements of Workplace English Language and Literacy Programme practitioners 
This report examines the extent and nature of professional development required to meet the current and future needs of Workplace English Language and Literacy Programme practitioners.
Focus on practice
ACAL promotes adult literacy and numeracy policy and practice.
- Building Strength with Numeracy
- Language Literacy and Numeracy network
(Source: Adult Learning Australia)
The ACSF toolkit contains a variety of resources that have been mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). These resources can be used freely for training purposes but cannot be used for commercial purposes. Only available to to Adult Learning Australia members of the LLN network.
- LLN resources
(Source: Adult Learning Australia)
- LLN resources for teaching and learning
(Source: Australian Council for Educational Research)
- Love Apptually: apps to support learning 
(Source: Queensland VET Development Centre)
This resource has been structured primarily on the Australian Core Skills Framework and is designed to assist VET practitioners and learners to select applications (apps) for mobile devices that support VET teaching and learning. A list of apps appears under each core skill and notes how it could be used in the development of the skill.
- Skillswise [UK]
Practical videos, games and quizzes to build English and maths skills for adults in a variety of contexts, including workplaces.
- Teaching/learning resources and workbooks
(Source: Reading Writing Hotline)
- VALBEC (Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council)
A not for profit, volunteer managed, professional organisation that represents the adult literacy, numeracy and basic education fields in Victoria. Produces the journal Fine Print and runs a range of professional development activities.
This is an example only of a commercially available product. Inclusion on this list does not signify endorsement by NCVER.
- TAE Training and Education resources
(Source: Australian Training Products)
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