Course Title: Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: TCHE5749C

Course Title: Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4277 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Contact : Paschal Somers

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4911

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Maria Dimitrakopoulos
TAE Administration Officer
School of Education
Building 53 - level 1
18 Cardigan St Carlton 3053
Ph: 9925 54933

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil required.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise the core language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) demands of training and assessment, and to tailor training and assessment to suit individual skill levels, including accessing relevant support resources. This unit introduces trainers and assessors to core language, literacy and numeracy issues in training and assessment practice. Competence in this unit does not indicate that a person is a qualified specialist adult language, literacy or numeracy practitioner.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


1. Determine the core LLN requirements of the training

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Determine core LLN skill requirements of the training specification
1.2. Determine core LLN requirements of the training context
1.3. Use validated tools and other sources of information to determine existing core LLN skills of learners


2. Access specialist learning support

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Determine the need for specialist core LLN assistance for the learner, based on evidence collected
2.2. Apply appropriate strategies for collaboration with specialist language, literacy and numeracy practitioners


3. Customise program to develop core LLN skills

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Select and customise or develop learning and assessment materials that are appropriate to core LLN skills of training specification, training context and learners
3.2. Apply learning support strategies to assist learners to develop required core LLN skills
3.3. Continuously monitor and evaluate approaches to determine areas for improvement

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this course will enable the learner to:

• address core LLN issues in training and assessment practice
provide evidence that includes:
• documentation setting out activities, resources and individual learning plans for a particular learner
• third-party observations of the candidate with a range of learners
• documentation of the use of the ACSF to determine LLN level.

Details of Learning Activities

All training undertaken in the course will be focused on Competency based training. Competency based training develops the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to undertake a job to the standard expected in the workplace. For each course in this program you will receive a result of ’competent’ or ’not yet competent’.

You will participate in class learning activities such as:
class/group analysis of issues, reading and discussing articles (paper and online) provided by your trainer, determining LLN requirements of courses and LLN levels of learner using ACSF, group discussions and working in pairs especially when assembling training activities, and listening to guest presenters.

At RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) refers to opportunities for students to experience either real or simulated workplaces. WIL activities in this program include:

• Simulations of training and assessment work environments
• Projects completed in your own workplace.

Many students who undertake this program are already employed in training and assessment. Some assessment activities are conducted in a workplace and many students use their own workplaces for this. If you do not have a workplace please consult your trainer about alternative arrangements.

Teaching Schedule

To be produced as to each individual commercial clients training requirements, where this unit is included as a specific elective in the customised training program.  (example - four (4) x three (3) hour sessions)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


IBSA TAELLN401A Participant manual

Other Resources

Other resources:

• LLN sheet provided by RMIT Teaching and Learning
• Training packages at
• Australian Core Skills Framework at
• The National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks in class which are listed at the beginning of each module.

Assessment also occurs throughout the program and includes:
• written work such as writing assessment reports and self reflections
• delivery of training sessions
• conducting workplace assessments
• participation in validation processes

There are also two workplace projects which you will need to complete. If you are enrolled in the Intensive program these must be completed six weeks from the end of the course.

When the unit is taken as a stand alone one, participants will be observed addressing LLN issues when delivering and writing a report after working with one learner.

Assessment Tasks

One assessment task with 3 parts:
• Assess ACSF level of unit
• Write a report after working with one learner
• Plan and deliver an observed session where you address LLN issues

Assessment Matrix

See the "Part B Course Guide" for detailed information.

Other Information

“In adherence with RMIT’s commitment to sustainability, trainers will seek to incorporate environmental concerns in the facilitation of this course. These include, but are not limited to:
• Conserving natural resources
• Using recycled materials wherever possible
• Minimising pollution
• Applying energy savings measures
• Reducing waste
Students are encouraged to identify and follow environmental and resource efficient ways of working whilst studying this course.”

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