It provides a consistent national approach to identifying and developing the core skills in three diverse contexts; personal and community; workplace and employment; and education and training. In particular, it offers:
- shared concepts and language for identifying, describing and discussing the core skills
- a systematic approach to benchmarking, monitoring and reporting on core skills performance.
The framework has broad application and can be used to:
- assess and benchmark an individual’s core skills performance
- describe core skills relevant to the workplace and employment
- map curricula
- tailor approaches to teaching and learning
- inform decisions regarding funding and referrals.
It is also the key quality measure for the Australian Government’s Skills for Education and Employment Programme.
Visit the following pages for more information:
Other related links:
- Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework – describes a set of non-technical skills, knowledge and understandings that underpin successful participation in work
- Skills for Education and Employment Programme – assists job seekers with language, literacy and numeracy training
- LiteracyNet – provides useful information on adult literacy
Foundation Skills Assessment Tool – the department is developing an interactive online tool to identify and measure an individual's foundation skill levels.