Course Title: Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: TCHE5907C

Course Title: Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Important Information:

In order to successfully undertake assessment of this unit you need access to a workplace.

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5354 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

Course Contact: Mark Mossuto

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4929

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Murphy, Facilitator

ph 99254343

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support adult learners to extend their language, literacy and numeracy skills within a workplace or community context. It requires a sound knowledge of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and skills to extend own practice, and the practice of others.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


1. Analyse the purpose and context for LLN development

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse the LLN requirements of the training specification or learning situation, using the ACSF

1.2 Analyse the LLN requirements of the training context


2. Determine learners' LLN skill level

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify each learner’s LLN background

2.2 Identify factors or potential barriers that may affect the learner’s development of LLN skills

2.3 Determine the learner’s existing LLN skill level, using relevant tools and other approaches, including validated ACSF assessment tasks


3. Design and apply strategies to develop LLN skills

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Analyse the learner’s strengths and needs, using the ACSF

3.2 Examine a range of strategies to develop reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy skills

3.3 Design training and assessment to build LLN skills, utilising the ACSF to describe the approach

3.4 Access relevant LLN resources

3.5 Modify resources to meet LLN needs, and in relation to context

3.6 Implement the program


4. Review strategies

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Monitor learner progress

4.2 Seek support and feedback from colleagues, and LLN specialists, whenever required

4.3 Review strategies in terms of their effectiveness and the feedback received


5. Develop and extend own and others' LLN practice

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Access, read and analyse current research on adult LLN practice and incorporate knowledge into practice

5.2 Source and access opportunities, to extend own and others’ practice

5.3 Propose and implement improvements to LLN practice

5.4 Provide assistance and advice to less experienced trainers, and assessors in relation to LLN practice

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyse the purpose and context for LLN development
  • Determine learners' LLN skill level
  • Design and apply strategies to develop LLN skills
  • Review strategies
  • Develop and extend own and others' LLN practice


Details of Learning Activities

This course is online. Activities include:


• blog/wiki discussion and participation

• participation in online discussion boards/threads and Collaborate sessions or other webinar-type activities

• keeping an online reflective journal

• analysis/critique of relevant reading material

• individual or group projects conducted through electronic media

• peer teaching and workshop presentations

• online research

Teaching Schedule

For students who commenced February 2020

This course is taught over 4 sessions in semester 2. 

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on student needs.

Session 1

Analyse the LLN requirement of the training specification and context using the ACSF; identify learner's LLN skill levels and potential barriers to their development of LLN skills

Session 2

Analyse learner's strengths and needs; consider a range of strategies to develop reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy skills; design training and assessment to build skills and access required LLN resources; implement program

Session 3

Monitor learner progress; seek support as required; review strategies

Session 4

Access and analyze research on adult LLN practice; seek opportunities to extend own and others LLN practice; propose and implement improvements to LLN practice


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


At the beginning of the course students will be directed to various web-based material and/or electronic copies of learning resources.

Electronic resources are located on myRMIT, myStudies.

Overview of Assessment


During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks may include :

  • Workplace based projects
  • Online assessment (eg discussion forum, blog, wiki, quiz)
  • Professional conversation
  • Third-party reports

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.




Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive written feedback on all assessment.

Task 1: Identify and report LLN skills

  • determine language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) levels using validated tools, including those based on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), for at least 5 learners
  • determine the requirements of training, based on the ACSF

Task 2:  Design and implement LLN support

  • plan training and assessment that incorporates LLN support strategies relevant to at least two different learners, or groups of learners, in response to the ACSF assessment and learners’ goals

Task 3: Review and reflect

  • review own strategy, and strategies of others, used to support LLN
  • lead others to extend practice.

Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in Semester 2, Week 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

It is a requirement of the Dip Training Design and Development (TAE50216) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the appropriate Canvas shell. You are asked to submit any workplace projects as a single Word or PDF file which must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.

Submission deadlines

February intake

Tasks 1 & 3: need to be submitted by midnight August 28

Task 2: needs to be submitted by midnight October 16



Grades used in this unit are as follows: 


SA Satisfactory 

NYS Not Yet Satisfactory

CA Competency Achieved

NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix


An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 2 via myRMIT>myStudies.

Other Information



Your course involves participating in all online activities as directed by your facilitator. It is strongly advised that you do participate in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.


Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student program policy

You will be asked to participate in discussions with relevant teachers and your Program Co-ordinator. Such discussions may be conducted in a number of ways eg face-to-face, via telephone, using Skype or Google Hangout, etc. They are an important way of giving you feedback and supporting you by monitoring your academic progress.

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.Extension

Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:

• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or 

• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration


RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy 


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