VET Student Loans approved course providers seeking Secretary approval of an LLN assessment tool must ensure the tool has been appropriately verified and evaluated using evidence−based assessment by a suitably qualified body in accordance with the document titled Assessment of LLN testing tools for the VET student loans program (refer VET Student Loans Rules 2016 subsection 82(3)).
Applications for approval of a tool for assessing a student’s competence in reading and numeracy are required to be made by an approved course provider or a Commonwealth, State or Territory government agency. The process for submitting an application to the Department is outlined here.
*Note: LLN tools approved under the VET FEE-HELP scheme for assessing a student’s competence in reading and numeracy are approved for the VET Student Loans program (see VET Student Loans Rules 2016 subsection 82(5) of the at the following link: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/F2016L02030).
Approved LLN assessment tools
Assessment tools approved for use to meet the VET Student Loans program student entry requirements are:
- Core Skills Profile for Adults, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research Limited in July 2013
- Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) (Australian Edition)
- Safe Work Resources VFH LLN Assessment Tool v2016.1
- VETASSESS Test
- assessment tools approved for specific provider use.