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Agriculture Food

The get real factor: a model for language, literacy and numeracy training in the Agri-food industry

This resource is designed to assist vocational trainers and assessors working with training packages relevant to the agri-food industry. It assists with the identification of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills in units of competency and to examine these skills within workplace tasks. It then suggests ways to integrate LLN support strategies into training and assessment and provides tools and examples.

Editorial details

Imprint: Barton, A.C.T.: Agri-Food Industry Skills Council, 2006. ii, 114 p.

Availability

The get real factor: a model for language, literacy and numeracy training in the Agri-food industry.

From the Ground Up: addressing core skills in entry level AgriFood qualifications

This resource is a guide for teachers, trainers and assessors who are interested in delivering entry level qualifications in the Agri-food industry. It is based on the Cert I in Agrifood Pathways and Cert I in Rural Operations qualifications and relates to project based learning in either Vet in Schools or community contexts. Specific units of competency addressed in the resource include AGFPCI101A: Adapt to work requirements in industry; AGFPCI102A: Apply effective work practices; AFFPCI103A: Demonstrate and apply safe work practices at work; and RUV1103A Support animal care cleaning activities.

Complementary resources to assist with training delivery and assessment across the vocational pathway qualifications are also identified and an accompanying CD contains a copy of the Australian Core Skills Framework and a number of sample activities and assessment and training checklists for customization.

For some trainers/teachers, this resource can be a support resource for achieving the TAALLN401B Address language, literacy and numeracy issues within learning and assessment practice competency – especially where they draw upon the resource to support an RPL application.

Editorial details

Developed by Agrifood Skills Australia, 2009

Availability

Copies of the resource can be obtained by contacting:

Ron Forrester
Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing
AgriFood Skills Australia
Level 3, 10-12 Brisbane Avenue
Barton ACT 2600
PO Box 5450 Kingston ACT

Cost

The resource is available at no charge.

Agriculture, Horticulture and Natural Resource Management

Henry sprays it safe: a CD-ROM resource to assist market gardens with chemical spraying

This resource covers choosing, transporting and storing chemicals, calibrating and measuring, spraying and cleaning up. Supports AQF 1 – 111 competencies common to Amenity Horticulture, Rural Production and Conservation and Land Management Training Packages. It includes a CD ROM and a Trainer Guide (60 pages – incl. worksheets).

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TAFE NSW. Access and General Education Curriculum Centre; CADRE Design (Australia)

Imprint: Granville, N.S.W.: TAFE NSW, 2005. 56 p.

Availability

Order from: TAFE NSW Resource Distribution Centre
website: TAFE NSW resources
email: taferesources@tafensw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9715 8327

Cost

Purchase price: $21.66

Using Chemicals Safely

This resource kit provides a framework for training in the use of agricultural, horticultural and veterinary chemicals. The manual uses questions to encourage discussion about the technical concepts involved in the safe use and handling of chemicals. This kit supports RTE03 Rural production training package.

Editorial details

ChemCert Australia; Swinburne University of Technology. Workplace Skills Access.

Imprint: Canberra: Canberra Publishing and Printing, 2004. various pagings + video cassette

Availability

Aus Chem Training Victoria Ltd
PO Box 889
Warragul VIC 3820
Ph: + 0356222055.
Fax: 0356222199
Email: office@auschemvic.org.au

Cost

Purchase prices are as follows (and includes GST, freight and insurance): Trainers Resource Guide: $20

Skills development resources for Certificates II and III in Agriculture

A series of nine learning guides, workbooks and assessment tools, designed to maximise student comprehension and skills development for units of competence in Certificates II and III in Agriculture from the Rural Production and Conservation and Land Management Training Packages. These resources provide accurate and up-to-date industry content, written by people with industry experience and experience in delivering training and assessing in the workplace. These learning resources are also designed to enable RTOs to provide off-campus flexible delivery to workers in remote areas. Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

Author/s

The resource has been developed by TAFE SA. Individual authors are listed next to the specific resources below.

Availability

The resources are available from the TAFE SA online catalogue

The resources can also be borrowed from:

National Centre for Vocational Education Research
PO Box 8288
Station Arcade
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia
Ph: +61 8 8230 8400
Fax: +61 8 8212 3436
Email: voced@ncver.edu.au

Document delivery service in accordance with Australian copyright laws.

Cost

  • RTC2301A Undertake operational Maintenance of Machinery (Tim Lacey): $63.97
  • RTE2308A Operate Ride-on Vehicles (Tim Lacey): $58.03
  • RTC3310A Operate Specialised Machinery and Equipment (Bob Fry): $65.84
  • RTC3311A Perform Specialised Machinery Maintenance (Bob Fry): $52.53
  • RTD2313A Clean Machinery of Plant, Animal and Soil Material (Bob Ford): $78.82
  • RTC2701A Follow OHS Procedures (Anthony Stockham): $52.97
  • RTC2306A Operate Vehicles (Ron Pike): $47.91
  • RTC2307A Operate Machinery and Equipment (Ron Pike): $50.88
  • RTE2118A Handle Livestock Using Basic Techniques (Phil Shane): $50.22

Steps to Safe Spraying

This Resource supports the development of Language Literacy and Numeracy skills related to selected units of competency in the AHC10 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. The resource consists of three parts: An interactive resource CD; Teacher Guide; and Learner Workbook.

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TAFE NSW Training and Education Support – Social Inclusion and Vocational Access Skills Unit

Resource Availability

TAFE NSW Training and Education Support – Social Inclusion and Vocational Access Skills Unit
Level 1, Building C ‘The Muse’
TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute
Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
Phone: (02) 9217 4293
Fax: (02) 9217 3918
Website: TAFE NSW Downloadable resources list

Cost

Free of charge

Using Chemicals Safely for Market Gardeners

This resource comprises a manual and CD designed to assist market gardeners to learn workplace English. It supports face-to-face training for Vietnamese and Cambodian people undertaking chemical accreditation. This resource is mapped to units of competency from the Conservation and Land Management Training Package (RTD02) and includes a manual, CD, glossary and participant assessment documents.

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Smith & Georg Training and Consulting

Resource Availability

Smith & Georg Training and Consulting
Lot 4, 9 Quinns Road
Forreston SA 5233
Phone: 1800 991 985
Email: dave@smithandgeorg.com.au
Web: Smith & Georg Training and Consulting

Cost

Purchase price:

  • $16.50 CD only with resource Using Chemicals Safely
  • $44.00 Printed folder containing Using Chemicals Safely
  • $55.00 CD and printed folder Using Chemicals Safely

Chainsaw operation - beginner to advanced

This resource is an interactive CD learning resource. It is specifically tailored to the needs of workers with poor literacy skills, but is generally suitable for all operators undertaking the theory component of a chainsaw training course. The content material is aligned to six competencies from the Forest and Forest Products Training Package (FPI11) and two competencies from the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package (AHC10).

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Workspace Training

Availability

Workspace Training
PO Box 1954
Strawberry Hill NSW 2012
Phone: (02) 4573 6969
Email: david@workspacetraining.com.au
Website: Workspace Training Chainsaw operation – beginner to advanced

Cost

Purchase price: $66.00 (GST inclusive) plus postage

Working on a Beef Cattle Station (Part 1)

This resource is an online video training resource (also available on DVD) consisting of:

  • twenty-two online short video clips for use in face-to-face or facilitated training;
  • four online, self-paced interactive e-learning modules with audio explanations, images, animated text, glossary, embedded copies of the video clips for independent self-paced learning and a quiz in each module (with printable results) for reinforcement of essential knowledge; and
  • customisable documents including a facilitator guide, checklists and transcripts of video clips.

The resource uses plain English (except where workplace jargon is required) to accommodate students with English language or literacy difficulties.

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LitCom Training Service

Availability

20B Calais Road
Scarborough WA 6019
Phone: 08 9341 5011
Fax:08 9341 5005
Website: LitCom Training Service Resources

Cost

The twenty-two video clips, four interactive e-learning modules and supporting documents are available for free online at LitCom Training Service Resources

The resource is also available in a 2 x DVD resource pack which can be ordered online from LitCom Training Service website for a cost recovery fee of $66.00 (includes GST).

Food, Beverages and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

All about Allergens

A self access CD-ROM designed to assist CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) proprietors and workers in small food businesses to acquire knowledge about food allergens, and to develop best practice procedures for making their food business safe for customers with allergies.

Editorial details

Imprint: Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES)

Availability

AMES
Customer Service Officer
GPO Box 4381
Melbourne VIC 3001
Ph: 03 9926 4694
Website:AMES - All About Allergens

Cost

Purchase price: $15 GST inclusive.

Keeping Food Safe for All: Food Safety across Industries

This interactive CD-ROM provides an introduction to food safety across four key industries: hospitality, health and community services, retail and food processing. The resource has been prepared especially for learners who need assistance with language, literacy and/or learning skills and those for whom English is a second language, and who are currently employed in a food related industry, such as hospitality, health and community services, retail and food processing.

Editorial details

The resource has been developed by Aspire Learning Resources.

Availability

Aspire Learning Resources
Level 8, 409 St Kilda Road,
Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: 03 9820 1300
Email: national@aspirelr.com.au
Website: Aspire Learning Resources

Cost

The CD-ROM (which includes the Facilitator's guide and Learner worksheets) retails for $49.95 (incl. GST).

Meat Industry

The Chopping Board - A Language, Literacy and Numeracy resource for apprentice butchers

This resource consists of a suite of three CDs designed to support the development of LLN skills that are required to operate as a trade butcher. It is aligned with units of competency from Certificates I, II and III of the Australian Meat Industry Training Package (MTM07).

Editorial details

National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council Limited (MINTRAC)

Resource Availability

MINTRAC
Suite 2, 150 Victoria Road
Drummoyne NSW 2047
Toll Free: 1800 817 462
Phone: (02) 9819 6699
Fax: (02) 9819 6099
Email: mintrac@mintrac.com.au
Website:Mintrac: National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council Limited

Cost

Free of charge with a minimal charge for handling and postage

Core-Units Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)

This CD contains Learner’s workbooks and a Facilitator’s guide in support of six units of competency in the Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs) from the MTM07 Australian Meat Industry Training Package. All files are provided in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat PDF formats. The units covered are:

  • MTMMP1C Maintain Personal Equipment
  • MTMMP2C Apply Hygiene and Sanitation Practices
  • MTMMP3C Apply Quality Assurance Practices
  • MTMMP4C Follow Safe Work Policies and Procedures
  • MTMMP5C Communicate in the Workplace
  • MTMMP6C Overview of the Meat Industry

Editorial details

Food Industry Centre, Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE and Meat Industry Training Advisory Council (MINTRAC)

Availability

MINTRAC
Suite 2, 150 Victoria Road Drummoyne, NSW 2047 Australia
Toll Free: 1800 817 462
Phone: (02) 9819 6699
Fax: (02) 9819 6099
Email: mintrac@mintrac.com.au
Website: Mintrac: National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council Limited

Cost

Free of charge with a minimum charge for handling and postage

Seaview Meats: A language focused induction for abattoir workers

This resource is relevant to three competencies from the Meat Processing Training Package (MTM00):

  • MTMMP2B - Apply hygiene and sanitation practices
  • MTMMP4B - Follow safe work policies and procedures
  • MTMMP5B - Communicate in the workplace

It introduces new workers to the policies, procedures and personnel at a meat processing site. Supervisors and team leaders take learners over key concepts, language and work practices giving them opportunities to practise the language in the training room and to locate relevant procedures in their own work place.

The workbook and DVD have been designed to work together or to be stand alone resources.

The target audience is workers who speak English as a second language or native speakers with language and literacy needs. The guide has been written to help trainers who have not been trained to teach English as a second language. It provides some basic ideas on adult learners as language learners and on designing activities to help learners engage with language learning.

Editorial details

AMES Research Learning & Innovation (Australia)
Imprint: [Melbourne]: AMES, 2006. 23 p.; 119 p. + DVD

Availability

Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES)

Cost

Purchase price:

  • Seaview Learner Handbook 2006: $30.00 inc GST
  • Seaview Trainer Handbook 2006: $20.00 inc GST
  • Seaview CD-DVD 2006: $30.00 inc GST
  • Seaview Complete Kit 2006: $70.00 inc GST

A guide to inclusive training in abattoirs for workplace trainers category 1 and workplace assessors. This brief guide accompanies the learners' following resources:

  • A course in workplace assessor training
  • A course in workplace trainer category 1 for the Meat Processing (Abattoirs) sector of the National Meat Industry

The aim of the guide is to reinforce the strategies for inclusive language, literacy and maths in on-the-job training and workplace assessing which are covered in the Workplace Trainer: Category 1 and Workplace Assessor training courses. Sections cover:

  • identifying the communication skills in the task
  • getting to know the workers in the training
  • planning the training; planning the assessment
  • delivering the training; and assessing the workers

Editorial details

Author: Judy Duffy Training Consultants (Australia)
Imprint: Five Dock, NSW: National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council, 1998. 8 p.

Availability

Mintrac: National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council Limited
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
PO Box 8288
Station Arcade
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia.
Ph: +61 8 8230 8400
Fax: +61 8 8212 3436
Email: voced@ncver.edu.au.
Document delivery service in accordance with Australian copyright laws.

A guide to inclusive training in smallgoods for workplace trainers category 1 and workplace assessors

This brief guide accompanies the learners' following resources:

  • A course in workplace assessor training
  • A course in workplace trainer category 1 for the Meat Processing (Abattoirs) sector of the National Meat Industry

The aim of the guide is to reinforce the strategies for inclusive language, literacy and maths in on-the-job training and workplace assessing which are covered in the Workplace Trainer: Category 1 and Workplace Assessor training courses. Sections cover:

  • identifying the communication skills in the task
  • getting to know the workers in the training
  • planning the training
  • planning the assessment
  • delivering the training
  • assessing the workers

Editorial details

Author: Judy Duffy Training Consultants (Australia)

Imprint: Five Dock, NSW: National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council, 1998. 8 p.

Availability

Mintrac: National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council Limited
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
PO Box 8288
Station Arcade
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia.
Ph: +61 8 8230 8400
Fax: +61 8 8212 3436
Email: voced@ncver.edu.au.
Document delivery service in accordance with Australian copyright laws.

Writing Effective Work Instructions

This resource provides templates and guidelines for Quality Assurers and Human Resource Managers in the meat industry to assist in the development of effective Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions using plain English.

Editorial details

National meat Industry Training Advisory Council Limited

Availability

Suite 2, 150 Victoria Road
Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Phone: (02) 9819 6699
Fax: (02) 9819 6099
Website: Mintrac: National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council Limited

Cost

Purchase price: $22.00 AUD

Meat Industry Skills Check

This CD contains language, literacy and numeracy skills checks (indicator tools) for every qualification in the MTM11 Australian Meat Industry Training Package.  Each skills check contain six to ten activities to determine whether a trainee, undertaking the qualification, may need additional support or training in core skills in order to achieve the qualification.

Editorial details

National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council Limited

Availability

Suite 2, 150 Victoria Road
Drummoyne  NSW  2047
Mintrac website

Cost

The cost is $22.00. The CD, which includes trainees' tools, trainers' tools and trainee report, can be purchased through the MINTRAC website or by phone 02 9819 6699.

Racing Industry

Communicating in the horse racing industry

This resource is for jockeys and stable hands who are studying the Certificate II in Racing. It is aimed at supporting and developing new reading and writing skills alongside the racing industry skills and knowledge they are learning. Once learners have been introduced to this resource, have started using it and are familiar with its contents, they can then access it at their leisure and should be encouraged to do so. The resource consists of five topics:

  • Identify rights and responsibilities related to working within the racing industry
  • Manage time according to tasks required
  • Participate in work teams
  • Identify personal development opportunities for the individual in the racing industry
  • Communicate appropriately in the racing industry

Availability

Online: The Victoria University of Technology

Cost

There are no costs involved

Seafood Industry

Seafood Training: the first steps

Seafood Training: The First Steps is a computer-based learning resource for workers undertaking accredited training in the Australian Seafood Industry. The resource consists of over 1100 Adobe Flash software files with associated audio and video files contained within a Gaia framework that provides navigation between files.
The resource is provided on the Seafood Training: the first steps website and is also available as a download and on DVD from Seafood Training Tasmania. It runs through all common browser software.

The resource is structured to provide users with training material in the following industry sectors:

  • Aquaculture
  • Catching
  • Distribution
  • Processing
  • Wholesale/Retail.

A further section, All Sectors, contains material for users in all of these sectors.

The training material is designed to provide underpinning knowledge to support accredited training in the core units of competency from the Seafood Industry Training Package:

  • SFICORE101C Apply basic food handling and safety practices
  • SFICORE103C Communicate in the seafood industry
  • SFICORE105B Work effectively in the seafood industry
  • SFICORE106B Meet workplace OHS requirements.

A detailed ‘mapping’ of the material in the resource to the requirements of these units of competency is included in the Trainer Guide that is included in the resource.

The information is presented in a form that makes it accessible to users with limited reading skills by: keeping simple and consistent language; providing ‘mouse-over’ glossary definitions; limiting the amount of written material on each screen; illustrating screens with graphics, animations and videos; and, providing an optional voiceover of the contents of the screen. The Communication section (All Sectors) provides useful information for learners on a variety of topics such as Find Information, Complete work forms, Participate in workplace discussions, Follow spoken messages and Follow written instructions.

The resource also includes interactive quizzes to engage the learner. These are designed as formative assessment instruments and the resource does not include any summative assessment materials.

The resource provides information about the Australian Seafood industry from the tropical areas of Northern Australia to the temperate waters around Tasmania, and no one learner is likely to use more than 25% of the available resources. The resource is designed to be used in accredited training under the guidance of a qualified trainer/assessor. A Trainer Guide is provided to assist trainers/assessors in using the resource; and a Learner Workbook is provided in Microsoft Word for the trainer/assessor to customise to the context of each learner or group of learners.

Editorial details

Author / Publisher – Seafood Training Tasmania

Availability:

Seafood Training Tasmania
2a Gladstone Street
Battery Point Tasmania 7014
Phone: (03) 6233 6442
Fax: (03) 6223 2780
Email: stt@seafoodtrainingtas.com.au
Website: Seafood Training Tasmania

Cost

Purchase price: $25.00 for DVD

'From boat to belly': a chain approach to quality, safety and hygiene for the Australia Seafood Industry

This training video focuses of occupational health and safety, food safety and hygiene principles and best practices in maintaining seafood quality. It demonstrates handling requirements throughout the stages of:

  • catching
  • farming
  • harvesting
  • processing
  • storing
  • transporting
  • marketing and selling of fish and seafood

The video is also available in Cantonese, English, Greek and Vietnamese. It does not specifically cover English language, literacy or numeracy.

Editorial details

Imprint: Deakin, A.C.T: Australian Seafood Industry Training Advisory Board, 1998. 31 min.

Availability

Seafood Training Australia

Available online at Voced plus.