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Be Recognised Nationally! Nominate for the Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award!

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Nominate now for the national Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award!

The Australian Training Awards’ Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practice Award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual who is involved in improving the LLN skills in an educational, community or workplace context.

Need help with your application? Attend the Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award webinar in April!

A webinar featuring 2016 winner, Isabel Osuna Gatty will be held on a date in mid-late April to assist applicants with the selection criteria of this award. Exact date is to be advised. To register your interest in attending the webinar, email webinar@velgtraining.com

2016 winner – Isabel Osuna Gatty

The 2016 winner of the award is Isabel Osuna-Gatty, Senior Lecturer at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in the Northern Territory. Hear Isabel, and her fellow 2016 finalists, talk about their experiences at the 2016 Australian Training Awards in this short video.

Isabel moved to Australia 16 years ago from Venezuela where she had spent some time working in adult literacy provision.

“When I first arrived here I was struck by the reliance on funding as a pre-requisite for action. In Venezuela, no-one gave us money, we rolled up our sleeves, went out to the communities and got on with it.

 “I believe it’s not the role of government, private enterprise or other agencies—it’s up to the individual and the community to take responsibility. We need to think differently, we need to change the culture” Isabel said.


After a number of years volunteering in remote Yuendumu in the Northern Territory, she now works at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education as a Senior Lecturer in Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the award of the nominated LLN practioner, the nominee must mee the Conditions of Entry requirements and: 

  • have appropriate qualifications to deliver training to adult learners, as required by the Australian Qualifications Framework;
  • have at least 12 months of professional experience in adult LLN training provision and/or have completed a post-graduate LLN qualification*; and
  • have been involved in the provision of LLN training to adult learners (for some period) in the last 12 months.

*Post-graduate LLN qualifications include the Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice (TAE80113)l and the Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Leadership (TAE80213).

Applications are able to be made through self-nomination or by relevant individuals or organisations (e.g. colleagues, professional bodies, students, employers, industry or community representatives).

Key Dates

  • Nominations directly to the Australian Training Awards — closes Friday 31 May 2017
  • Finalists and non-successful applicants notified — August/September 2017
  • Winner announced at the Australian Training Awards — Thursday 23 November 2017 

The Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award will be presented at the Australian Training Awards in Canberra on Thursday 23 November 2017.

For more information, or to apply for this award, visit theAustralian Training Awards website.
 

Date posted Apr 3, 2017

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