Student Services and Support

Language Literacy and Numeracy

Language, literacy and numeracy skills are critical to almost all areas of work. This is particularly true in many vocations where language, literacy and numeracy skills influence the performance of workplace tasks such as measuring, weighing and comprehending written work instructions

To support this approach Allens Training will:

All delivery, assessment and instruction are carried out in English unless otherwise stated.  There may be the opportunity available for you for ‘reasonable adjustment’ concerning the assessment process, depending on the level of support you require. This will be determined at the enrolment process. 

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:

Please note that in some Training Packages, first aid training for example, there are mandatory skills that cannot be modified as a reasonable adjustment. The student is required to complete 2 minutes of adult CPR on a manikin on the floor. There is no room for reasonable adjustment as it is stated what is required in the Training Package.