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Latest news! In case you haven't heard, IBSA has released drafts of the revised assessment units from the Cert IV TAE.  Visit the IBSA website for more latest information, or read my summary below: History To catch up on why these changes are being asked for, read my...

This post is by Ann Leske, Literacy expert from LLNandVETmeetingplace:If developing learners’ foundation skills is important to you or your RTO, this post will give you some practical ways to get started.Before we start, if you are new to foundation skills, background information about the national...

Why didn't Mum warn me against becoming a TAE specialist?She could have told me that the constant changes to Australia's vocational education and training system would have me chained to my computer writing continuous updates that have little to do with building skills at being...

Help ACER trial FSAT!Who is ACER?ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) is looking for RTOs and learners to help them trial the new, FSAT (Foundation Skills Assessment Tool).What is FSAT?FSAT will be a free, online LLN assessment tool.  ACER has had their top LLN people...

Last time I checked, 'tranche' was French for 'slice'.  In this post I will summarise what was announced this past week as part of VET Reform, 'slice 2'I attended the VELG Conference last Thursday and Friday (11-12 September) in Brisbane. Keynote presenters on the morning...

This post is for RTOs, trainers & assessors currently using the Blackwater Projects learning and assessment materials.With the introduction of TAE40114 coming up, I'll soon start re-writing the TAE40110 materials to reflect TAE40114 requirements.  When I do this, I'll also plan to make some improvements...

What is included?TAELLN411 assessment tool version 2.1, including:Assessment bookletInstructions for use and marking guideCompetency matrixTemplates for participants to use when completing assessmentValidation record. All new learning materials for TAELLN411, including:Participant manualLearning activities bookletImplementation guidePowerPoint presentationLLN case...