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Making Numeracy Count!

7 July 2021

Taking a holistic approach to LLN can assist high competency completion rates, learner engagement and employer satisfaction. Sometimes we hone in on the importance of literacy skills but did you know…..

Mathematics and numeracy are crucial underpinning life skills for learners! These skills impact directly on youth and adults as individuals, workers and citizens. So what do we need to know to ensure we can make numeracy count when it comes to quality training and assessment practices?

Dave Tout, Senior Research Fellow, Tertiary and Vocational Assessment Services at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) will share his knowledge developed through national and international numeracy research.

This 90-minute webinar will delve into a number of issues and challenges related to numeracy in this country, and will explore the importance of explicitly addressing this critical foundation skill and embedding numeracy into our learning and assessment approaches.

It will provide insights into numeracy/mathematics skills, trends and research gained from his extensive experiences working in the adult education and training industry.

Attendees will gain valuable awareness of how critical it is to identify and address how numeracy impacts in your training and assessment practices across your industries, and how to implement different strategies in how you and your trainers can better support your learners to enhance their numeracy skills.

Key topics covered within webinar

  • Why is numeracy critical in the 21st century?
  • How does numeracy relate to workplace and industry practices
  • Challenges and issues with numeracy in Australia
  • How does numeracy relate to mathematics, literacy and language?
  • Some strategies to support your learners improve their numeracy skills.

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

7 July 2021
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

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


Who should attend

  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Curriculum Developers
  • L&D Managers
  • RTO Managers
  • Resource Developers
  • LLN Specialists

What to expect

Presented by David Tout, 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


Dave Tout


David Tout is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading adult literacy and numeracy personnel, and has worked in schools, TAFEs, ACE, university, AMES and workplaces, with over 40 years’ experience in the VET sector. He has wide experience in training, and in state, national and international research, curriculum, assessment and materials development. Dave had major responsibility for the numeracy domain of the ACSF. He is currently a member of the Education Industry Reference Committee that oversees the FSK, and is the Chair of the Numeracy Expert Group responsible for the numeracy component of the OECD’s international PIAAC survey of adult skills.

David is currently a Senior Research Fellow in Numeracy and Mathematics at ACER.


Wednesday, 7 July 2021

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Registration
11:00am (AEST: QLD) - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

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 David Tout before the session, please email

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