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Keeping it Simple and Getting it Right: Identifying needs and supporting learners

21, 28 February & 7 March 2019

This brand new webinar series comprehensively explores LLN testing, the use of the ACSF to support low literacy learners and the how to change teaching styles to accommodate different learning levels.

It provides an extensive introduction to:

  • Pre-testing of foundation skills;
  • The mapping of learning content to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF); and
  • The pedagogy for the design and delivery of learning and assessment tasks that develop and demonstrate the core Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN skills needed for successful completion of VET  and engagement within the workplace).

Key topics covered within the webinar series

Session 1: Language, Literacy and Numeracy Testing - Keeping it Simple

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing underpins all vocational education and training delivery and assessment, and yet is often a badly implemented aspect of training provision.

This first session in a 3 part series will highlight how the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) provides a contemporary structure for the identification of LLN needs and how it can be used as a framework for contextualising learning and assessment materials to ensure underpinning competencies are demonstrated.

Key outcomes:

  • Understanding the ACSF
  • Bench-marking and designing tasks
  • Understanding the levels
  • Testing approaches matter

Session 2: Using the ACSF to Support Low Literacy Learners

This second webinar in the series will focus on how to ensure learners with low language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) are supported through the use of the ACSF (Australian Core Skills Framework) tasks to develop and extend their engagement with their learning content.

Key outcomes:

  • Creating simple bench-marked LLN tasks
  • Performance attributes and domains
  • ACSF level descriptors
  • Building tasks from the ACSF out

Session 3: Changing Your Teaching Style to Accommodate Different Learning Levels

This third webinar in the series highlights classroom interaction patterns, delivery methodology, activities and teaching resources that can impact on the way students learn and practice foundation skills.

Key outcomes:

  • How to manage multi-level classrooms
  • How to create scaffolded learning tasks
  • Group work and peer-to-peer instructions

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

Dates & Time

21, 28 February & 7 March 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 12:30pm (ACDT: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • RTO/Compliance Managers
  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Rachel Taylor, you will be provided with the following resources after the webinar series:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance (must have attended all 3 sessions)


Rachel Leigh Taylor

RTO/Compliance Manager

Rachel Leigh Taylor has more than 20 years’ experience teaching, designing, managing and quality auditing in the VET sector in Australia and abroad. Rachel has a passion for using student data to inform educational reform, and assess the quality of VET service provision.  With a background in second language education, Rachel has a strong focus on supporting Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills development and promoting professional development for trainers in how to adapt their practises to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.  As an avid VET practitioner who regularly provides professional development webinars and training workshops across state/territory and national platforms, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table in discussing VET issues and directions for the professionalisation and promotion of VET as the underpinning educational sector for career and vocational outcomes both nationally and internationally.

Also speaking at:

NVPDW: LLN Testing - Keeping it simple and getting it right

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • 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, Rachel Taylor, before the session, please email

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