Support Materials are developed to provide important information and assistance when delivering the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. These resources can include guides, reports, language, literacy and numeracy tools.
Our resources are developed with the input of key Industry leaders and subject matter experts to provide you with easy to use and informative materials.
You can access a range of Support Materials for download and use via the links provide below.
Guides for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry
SkillsDMC have developed two guides to assist Industry when selecting a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and navigating the Vocational Education and Training system. Each guide provides useful information, including: questions to ask, decision flowcharts and checklists that you can use whether you are an enterprise training manager, small business owner, or individual working in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry.
1. Selecting a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
This guide provides practical information and checklists for people such as training and development coordinators, Work Health and Safety officers and small enterprise owners who would like to engage the services of a Registered Training Organisation
Dowload the guide to Selecting a Registered Training Organisation (PDF 1.2MB)
2. Navigating the Vocational Education and Training System
The guide will assist anyone in an enterprise that has a role in deciding what skills are needed and/or what skills development options to use. Depending on the size and structure of the enterprise, this might include owner/ managers, operations managers, team leaders, supervisors, training managers and Human Resources managers. The guide will also assist enterprises that wish to be involved with VET system policy development.
Download the guide to Navigating the Vocational Education and Training System (PDF 974KB)
Foundation Skills Resources
Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) are the essential underpinning skills that enable people to be productive in their work, to continue to learn and develop, and to participate fully in society. More than 7.5 million Australian adults do not have the literacy and numeracy skills needed to participate fully in today’s workforce. LLN is part of a broader set of skills commonly referred to as Foundation Skills which are defined as the combination of:
- English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) – listening, speaking, reading, writing, digital literacy and use of mathematical ideas; and
- employability skills, such as collaboration, problem solving, self-management, learning and information and communication technology (ICT) skills required for participation in modern workplaces and contemporary life.
Foundation skills development includes both skills acquisition and the critical application of these skills in multiple environments for multiple purposes.
National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults
The National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults was launched on 28 September 2012. The Strategy is a 10-year framework built around a shared vision for a productive and inclusive Australia and brings a national focus to improving education and employment outcomes for working age Australians with low levels of foundation skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employability skills). The Strategy is centred on the needs of the adult learner and includes four key priority areas for action. National_Foundation_Skills_Strategy_for_Adults.pdf
No More Excuses Report
Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) believe that responsibility for building the language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills of Australians should be shared by industry and all education sectors. The No More Excuses report describes industry’s response to the LLN challenge. Read the No More Excuses report.pdf
Resource Diggin' in!
Addressing language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) in the resources and infrastructure industry.
This resource, funded through the Workplace English, Language and Literacy (WELL) program, is a guide for teachers, trainers and assessors who deliver training from the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. It focuses on how to develop the language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills required for work in the coal mining, metalliferous mining, drilling, quarrying and civil construction industry sectors.
The resource provides practical advice and tools to assist trainers to develop core LLN skills that are integral to technical skill development in the resources and infrastructure industry.The guide has three main parts:
Part 1: What are core LLN skills?
This first section covers the concept of core LLN skills, the LLN benchmarking tool, how to go about assessing LLN, and how to find LLN in training documentation and the workplace.
Part 2: Developing core LLN skills
This section is organised around the five core skills and includes examples of activities that can be used to strengthen learners’ core LLN skills. The activities incorporate examples from the resources and infrastructure industry, which could be contextualised for any sector.
Part 3: What will help?
This section lists useful support resources
Download the Diggin’ In Resource (PDF 4.7MB)
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 Foundation Skills Network with funding under the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program.
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:
1. Efficiency = quality and productivity
2. Clear messages = achieving key objectives
3. Understanding learners’ core skills = effective training
4. Learning culture = innovation
5. Understanding roles = compliance and quality
The resource helps you to 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 Five Good Reasons Resource (PDF 293KB)
Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education provides free access to a range of general and industry specific Foundation Skills resources through LiteracyNet.