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EDV3551 Vocational and Workplace Literacies

Short Description: Vocational & Workplace Liter's
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Educ
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070109 - Teacher Educ: Vocational Educa
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 April 2019

Requisites

Pre-requisite: EDV3500

Other requisites

Students must have access to a group of at least three learners to whom they can deliver training as part of the assessment for this course.

Synopsis

This course will develop awareness and understanding of the scope and depth of literacy skills that impact on learning and work in contemporary society. It considers current literature on the nature and impact of literacy demands on learners and workers and identifies the issues involved in the context of today's complex and diverse learning and work contexts. Skills will be developed in the analysis of literacy competencies that underpin relevant jobs and identification of how they are reflected in industry training packages. The focus includes providing teachers/trainers with the knowledge and skill to particularly plan for and support the English language, literacy, numeracy (LLN), English as a second language (ESL) and foundation skills needs of learners in vocational and workplace environments; implement workplace literacy audits; and develop effective strategies for teaching and assessment as well as program evaluation and review. The course assessment allows for some flexibility to accommodate the wide range of teaching and training contexts in which students in the course may be involved. Assessment allows students to link their project work to their particular education or work environment. Students who successfully complete this course may choose to apply for recognition for the Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set in the TAE Training and Assessment Training Package linked to the LLN requirements of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, which will incur a nominal administration fee payable by the student to the registered training provider.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online