SkillsDMC has a variety of projects and resources that are funded through WELL (Workplace English, Language and Literacy). The most recent projects and resources are listed below. The projects and resources are funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE)
Addressing language, literacy and numeracy in the resources and infrastructure industry download resource
Five Good Reasons
Making the Case for Core Skill Development and Improving Workforce Quality and Productivity
This resource has been developed by the Industry Skills Council Workplace Communication Network with funding under the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program of the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Core skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening, along with understanding and using numbers effectively (numeracy) – are linked to many work activities, particularly learning and communicating.
In fast-moving, technological societies like Australia, these skills are becoming increasingly complex.
Employers, managers and trainers often understand the impact of core skills on workforce safety, compliance and productivity, but it can still be difficult to make a convincing case for your organisation to invest in training or procedural reviews that will improve worker core skills.
This resource provides five good reasons that you can use when making your case for core skill training:
- Efficiency = quality and productivity
- Clear messages = achieving key objectives
- Understanding learners’ core skills = effective training
- Learning culture = innovation
- Understanding roles = compliance and quality
The resource will also help you focus on what can be done in the workplace to make sure you have the processes in place to help workers with language, literacy and numeracy issues to achieve their potential, remain safe, and meet your compliance and productivity targets.
The information in this resource, in combination with your broader consideration of workforce development needs, can also help you develop an integrated approach to dealing with language, literacy and numeracy (core skills) in a workforce development plan. download resource