The AWPN invites you to attend a face to face professional development and networking meeting at the Angliss Conference Centre in Melbourne on Wednesday 7th December from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Participation allows you to make new connections, learn something new, present your stories and discuss shared challenges relevant to foundation skills in the workplace.
The AWPN leads the development of foundation skills in the workplace by connecting and supporting the diverse workforce interested in strengthening foundation skills in the workplace. This includes industry managers and supervisors, VET trainers and LLN specialists, and resource developers and researchers. More information about what the AWPN does can be found at www.awpn.com.au.
Topics covered in this meeting
AiGroup’s workplace literacy pilot project - A report on the outcomes from the AiGroup’s completed workplace LLN pilot projects.
AiGroup’s 2016 Skills Survey - A report on the outcomes of the AiGroup’s 2016 national skills survey with employers.
Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework - The Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework is being developed to allow practitioners and managers to consistently describe professional capability in a way that supports individual career pathways and targeted workforce development.
ACSF pre-level 1 supplement - This tool has been derived from the ACSF pre-level 1 supplement. It provides a detailed set of Indicators, Focus Areas, Performance Features and Sample Activities by which learner core skill gains can be determined and reported.
Michael Taylor, National Policy and Projects Manager, Education and Training, AiGroup
Michael is responsible for the management of national education and training projects. These include Strengthening School – Industry STEM Skills Partnerships while former projects include Building Employer Commitment to Workplace Literacy, the Corporate Champions project, School – Industry Numeracy project, Skilling the Existing Workforce Project, the National Workforce Literacy Project and World Class Skills for World Class Industries. Michael also contributes to policy formulation and is the principal author of education and training policy documents.
Louise Wignall, Director, Wignall Consulting Services
Louise has worked in the education sector for the past 25 years as a teacher, resource developer, policy advisor and quality assurance manager with a specialisation in adult literacy and learning in the community, vocational education and training (VET) and the workplace. She is currently involved in a number of national and State-based Foundation Skills initiatives at both a policy and implementation level.
Anita Roberts, Freelance writer and course developer
Anita has extensive experience in LLN policy in the VET sector. She has authored a number of reports and publications and co-ordinated many LLN projects, including the development of the Foundation Skills Training Package and associated resources. Anita co-ordinated the National Foundation Skills Strategy Project and, in this role, facilitated a national community of practice focused on building the capacity of the VET and LLN workforces to address foundation skills.
Who should participate
New and experienced VET trainers
New and experienced LLN specialists
Employers, employer groups and industry groups
Policy and program managers
Wednesday 7th December 2016, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Angliss Conference Centre, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.
$50 plus GST. Fee includes attendance and light afternoon tea.
When & Where
The Australian Workplace Practitioners’ Network (AWPN) leads the development of foundation skills in the workplace by connecting and supporting the diverse workforce interested in strengthening foundation skills in the workplace.
Originally established to provide professional support for people working in WELL Program funded activities, the AWPN has reinvented itself and now provides professional support for all professionals interested in strengthening foundation skills in the workplace. This includes industry managers and supervisors, VET trainers and LLN specialists, and resource developers and researchers. More information about what the AWPN does can be found at www.awpn.com.au.
The AWPN’s priorities include:
• Providing targeted advice to government and decision makers regarding policy, programs, products and funding
• Delivering high value and cost effective professional development opportunities to practitioners
• Maintaining a repository for resources, research and information
• Facilitating professional and business networks
• Promoting the value and contribution of foundation skills practitioners to workforce development