TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


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As from 1st July 2019, all vocational trainers and assessors will be required to hold TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment which includes TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills.

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TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

It is recommended this training and assessment strategy be reviewed every 12 months in line with industry standards or sooner if there are endorsed changes to the unit of competency or qualification as listed on the National Register. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au  

Our obligation to you

We are required to provide clear evidence to enable you to decide if this course is suitable for you. This course describes the skills and knowledge a vocational trainer or assessor requires to identify language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements of training and the work environment, and to use resources and strategies that meet the needs of the learner group. The course applies to individuals who teach, train, assess and develop resources. Competency in this unit does not indicate that a person is a qualified specialist adult language, literacy or numeracy practitioner.

Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment and will be issuing the statement of attainment for this unit even if the training is provided by an authorised third party.

Choosing a training or education provider

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling.  It is available by clicking here.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this unit.  However, it is expected that individuals undertaking study will meet the following requirements:

Hold TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment; or

Have considerable experience in delivering training and conducting assessments in the VET sector;

Access to a computer or mobile device with reliable internet access to be able to enrol online, access coursework, conduct research, download documents, complete assessment tasks and upload final assessment evidence including video evidence.

Access to a group of vocational learners, at least one of whom has been identified with core skill LLN needs

Student cohort (types of students)

Allens Training Pty Ltd is required to determine the amount of training they provide to each student, with regard to the existing skills, knowledge and experience of the student. This is achieved by identifying the cohort category or the student undertaking the proposed training and also the mode/s of delivery being provided. Skill levels will vary in relation to the type of student or ‘cohort’. 

Allens Training Pty Ltd have identified the cohort for this training and assessment strategy as:

Individuals who are currently delivering and assessment First aid, WH&S and other VET courses requiring an upgrade to the TAE40116 mandatory qualification for trainers and assessors;

Training management, consultants or other individuals upgrading to the TAE40116 qualification;

Individual vocational trainers and assessors who have extensive experience in delivering vocational training to a range of students including those with language, literacy and numeracy skill deficiencies.

The student cohort are qualified vocational trainers who are required to undertake an upgrade to the latest VET qualification TAE40116 (from TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment) and must complete TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills as part of that upgrade.

Course type and delivery method

This course is delivered completely online via access to a dedicated Learning Management System, allowing the student total control over timing, place and pace at which you study and complete the assessment tasks and activities.

We envisage that it will take you no more than 30 hours to complete this unit of competency, though depending on your existing skill and knowledge levels, and/or prior experience, this timeframe may be reduced. As a competency-based course, you may complete it in a shorter period of time. It is expected that this course will be completed within 6 months upon enrolment.

Student support

Whilst you retain full control over your course pace and progress, you always have access to dedicated Trainer/Assessor and other support personnel (including a specialist Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practitioner) to provide one-on-one tailored support at all stages of your learning journey with Allens Training.

Let us know at any stage if you need any learning or language, literacy and numeracy assistance whatsoever to help you complete your course. We are here to support you in succeeding. Please contact us for Language, Literacy & Numeracy, and/or other Learning support, by phoning 1300 559 064 or email your enquiry through to online@allenstraining.com.au.

What does competency-based training mean?   

A competency-based training environment is centred on demonstrated competence against industry-defined standards of performance. Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised.


Upon enrolment, you will be provided with detail assessment task specifications and activities specific to the unit of competency.   At the conclusion of this unit, you will be required to complete and submit the following formal completed items for assessment:

Theory assessment – questions and answers based on course knowledge requirements such as:

-      Critical LLN skills essential to workplace performance in an identified industry or sector

-      Cultural and social sensitivities relevant to communicating with individuals who are identified as requiring LLN support

-      Sources and resources, strategies and LLN support available in own training organisation and procedures for assessing them

-      Techniques for evaluating own training and assessment practice

Practical assessment – You will be required to undertake 4 Practical Projects and evidence of practical assessments tasks will include the following:

-      Identify and describe a minimum of two (2) tools which have been used to assess students and identify LLN needs

-      Customise and use a minimum of two (2) resources to gather information about the learner group

-      Review a minimum of two (2) instructional strategies

-      Review a minimum of two (2) assessment strategies

-      Identify and explain areas for improvements based on findings of your assessments

-      Identify, use and/or refer specialist services available to support learners

Overall, you will also be assessed on meeting the following requirements:

-      Communication, literacy, numeracy and language skills

-      ACSF indicators and levels

-      Reporting

-      Locating documentation from a range of sources

-      Determine LLN skill requirements of the training specification

-      Identify and analyse LLN skill requirements essential to workplace performance

-      Developing problem solving strategies

-      Seeking and providing assistance

-      Reviewing and evaluating LLN strategies

-      Preparing LLN strategies

-      Modifying course materials to suit student skill levels

-      Implementing LLN strategies

-      Use specialist LLN support where required

-      Evaluate effectiveness of learning support and assessment strategies in addressing LLN requirements

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.  Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

Amount of training and the AQF volume of learning

The AQF Volume of Learning describes how long a student, who does not hold any competencies identified in the qualification, would normally take to develop all of the required skills and knowledge at that qualification level.

The amount of training comprises the formal learning activities that are provided to a student to enable them to meet the requirements of each training product and gain the skills and knowledge specified in the relevant training product.

Due to the amount of and level of experience of the student cohort, the amount of training and volume of learning identified in this training strategy has been deemed to be sufficient to meet these requirements.

Recognition or any prior learning or previous courses  (RPL)

Upon enrolment, you are given the opportunity to upload your previous certificate and based on that evidence, the course can be modified based on your previous knowledge.

If you are currently using the Australian core Skills Framework (ACSF) to identify learner needs and the demands of training that you are currently delivering, along with developing and implementing strategies to help overcome the gap between the two, then you may be eligible for RPL.   If this is the case, please contact us further to arrange a time for further discussion.

Credit Transfer

You will not be required to repeat any unit of competency in which you have already been assessed as competent, unless a regulatory requirement or licence condition (including industry licensing schemes) requires this. Our Credit Transfer process uses evidence to determine if a unit can be transferred in this course. Any application for credit transfer will require that the unit of competency evidence is verified.  

Unique Student Identifier (USI)      

Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au If a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.

Course fees

Online course fees will be displayed on the website and payment is required before commencing with the course.  In case of a face to face course, the fee may be delivered by way of partnership arrangements with your local trainer. The course fee will be paid direct to the trainer (the partner organisation). This course is usually arranged by the employer of a workgroup and the employer can be invoiced for the training. If the employer does not arrange the training, or the employer does not agree to fund the training, training fees must be paid by the individual student direct to the trainer.

All partners of Allens Training Pty Ltd will be required to meet minimum resource and facility requirements and course fees are available at the time of enrolment. Course fees will be communicated to you prior to enrolment.

Funding and work placement arrangements       

There are no funding or work placements associated with this course.

Foundation skills required

Foundation skills are the underpinning communication skills required for participation in the workplace, the community and in adult education and training.

Reading – Analyse training specifications, training materials, LLN specific resources and validated tools based on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). Interpret information from enrolment records and pre-training assessments.

Oral Communication - Use appropriate language with consideration to vocabulary, tone and pace to talk with learners and other vocational education and training (VET) colleagues. Use language that demonstrates cultural sensitivity and builds and maintains understanding and rapport.

Interact with others - Collaborate with colleagues and support specialists to design and implement effective learning strategies. Consider how others should be involved, often using consultative or collaborative processes when evaluating practice.

Get the work done - Use formal and informal processes to monitor implementation of solutions and reflect on outcomes.

Other foundation skills essential to performance for this course.

Reasonable adjustment

Reasonable adjustment refers to flexibility in assessment approaches to account for individual learning needs, while still adhering to the assessment requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course. Whilst reasonable adjustments can be made in terms of the way in which evidence of performance is gathered, the evidence criteria for making competent/not yet competent decisions should not be altered in any way.

If a student meets essential entry requirements, the RTO must endeavour to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ necessary for them to complete their course work or demonstrate competency. This may include adjusting the physical environment, student learning materials or the manner that a theory test is completed. In most situations, a student with a disability will be able to tell the RTO what he or she needs to be able to study. If necessary, the RTO should also seek advice from disability areas within government departments or organisations that represent or provide services to people with a disability.

Adjustments may include:

-      Changing assessment procedures. For example, allowing for alternative examination methods such as oral exams, or allowing additional time for someone else to write an exam for a person with a disability.

-      Changing course delivery. For example, providing study notes or research materials in different formats or providing a sign language interpreter for a person who is hearing impaired.

-      Use of assistive technology if required e.g. software programs

Student written agreement

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

Pre-requisite course requirements

There is no pre-requisite for this course.

We engage with industry experts  

As part of ongoing improvement activities and industry consultations, Allens Training Pty Ltd consult with industry experts to ensure best practice occurs in resources and realistic assessment tools.

Training considerations from the trainer and assessor

The RTO’s training and assessment strategies and practices, including the amount of training they provide, are consistent with the requirements of training packages courses and enable each student to meet the requirements for each unit of competency or module in which they are enrolled.

RTO responsibilities

As the RTO, Allens Training Pty Ltd is required to:

a) Have qualified trainers and assessors to deliver the training and assessment.

b) Educational and support services to meet the needs of the student cohort/s undertaking the training and assessment.

c) Learning resources to enable students to meet the requirements for each unit of competency.

d) Facilities, whether physical or virtual, and equipment to accommodate and support the number of students undertaking the training and assessment.

Monitoring and improvement         

Continuous improvement will occur through ongoing industry consultation, feedback from students, and feedback from clients. Feedback for this training course is collected through:

-      Employer questionnaire managed by the Allens Training Pty Ltd head office.

-      Every student is given the opportunity for post course survey and these survey results are available for both the trainer and RTO to view.

-      Feedback is collected, analysed and actioned. Identified actions are documented.

Related Course Documentation

What are my rights and responsibilties as a student?

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Agreement

All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

What should I look for when choosing a training provider?

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to help you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol into a course. This information can be found by clicking here.

A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.