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September Members Lunch Box - The ABC of the ACSF

27 September 2021

Lunch and learn! Join us for our 'Members Lunch Box PD' monthly webinar series, where we will feature a timely topic presented by an expert from the VET sector. These are exclusive sessions open to Velg Training Members, including Individual, Corporate and Sibling Account holders.

Registrations for this event have now closed.
The recording will be made available to Velg Members by Wednesday 29th September.

27 September 2021: The ABC of the ACSF

Presented by:   David Tout

Brought to you by one of the authors of the ACSF, this session will briefly cover the essential features of the ACSF, and try to give you insights into how it is structured and written, providing you with some understanding, and hints, about how to read and interpret the complex ACSF document and the meaning of its different levels. It will also touch on how the ACSF can be used to support learners with LLN challenges in your delivery and assessment of VET. Note: the session is not targeted at LLN specialists.

This Member’s Lunchbox is an introductory, or refresher, session aimed at VET practitioners who want to know more about the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), the Australian standards for adult literacy and numeracy.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Background and intro to the ACSF and its structure
  • What’s new in the ACSF
  • Inside the ACSF: using and understanding the ACSF
  • What do the ACSF levels mean?
  •  What can you do re LLN?

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

27 September 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 12:30pm (ACST: SA)
11:30am - 12:30pm (ACST: NT)
10:00am - 11:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Online course developers
  • L&D Managers
  • RTO Managers

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.

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 before the session, please email

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