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Advanced TAE PD Week - Supporting the Development of Adult LLN Skills

20 April 2021

This webinar forms part of our Advanced TAE PD Week - designed for those looking to supercharge their Training and Assessment related skills and knowledge.

To find out more about Advanced TAE PD Week   Click here

About this Webinar 

When people talk about LLN issues, they often think about basic reading, writing and counting skills. However, the challenges faced are not just about low-level skills, or skills needed by particular groups. Language, literacy and numeracy provide the key building blocks for learning at all levels of the Australian Qualification Framework and are required to enjoy success in so many facets of everyday life. According to Australian Council for Educational Research:

  • Around 7 million Australians do not possess sufficient literacy to complete everyday life and work tasks;
  • Over 2 million Australians of working age have the lowest level of literacy;
  • Almost 8 million do not meet the minimum numeracy level to calculate basic sums; and
  • Almost 3 million score at the lowest level of numeracy.

This means that RTOs have an important role to play in supporting the development of LLN skills in their learners, to not only enable them to successfully progress their competency achievement, but also to open opportunities for mobility across the wider workforce and community.  This webinar explores how to support adult learners to extend their language, literacy and numeracy skills within a workplace or community context and uses the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) as the basis for extending one’s own practice, and the practice of others.

Alignment: This webinar presents some of the course content for the Unit of Competency TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language literacy and numeracy skills, which is a core unit in the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and an elective unit in the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • The LLN Landscape in Australia
  • Determining a learners’ skill levels
  • Designing and applying strategies to develop LLN skills
  • Developing and extending own and others’ LLN practice.

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

20 April 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

This event provides the perfect opportunity to extend current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning as required by Clause 1.13(c) of the Standards for RTOs (2015). It would be suitable for:

  • Anyone looking to supercharge their Training and Assessment related skills and knowledge
  • those who deliver from the TAE Training Package
  • Experienced Trainers/Assessors
  • Resource/ Curriculum Developers
  • Training Managers
  • L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Marc Ratcliffe (MRWED), you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Marc Ratcliffe


Marc Ratcliffe is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private RTO that specialises in Trainer Training. He is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and fun are integral to student success.  He has delivered over 300 training and assessment courses since 2000 and continues to be an in-demand conference speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented at more than 50 conferences in a dozen countries in the past decade and was recently named as the winner of the “Best Training and Development Leadership” Award for 2017 at the World Training and Development Congress in Mumbai.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Marc Ratcliffe (MRWED), before the session, please email

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