Q2. What is happening to the version identifier (i.e. A, B, or C at the end of the unit code) in units of competency?
Q4. How can a Training Package user determine the AQF level of a unit that does not have an AQF level indicator in the code?
The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is a tool that describes and measures language, literacy and numeracy skills in the numerous contexts in which individuals work, learn and communicate. The ACSF underpins the quality management of Australian Government language, literacy and numeracy programs and is a key component of the infrastructure which exists to support and improve adult learning. The ACSF is recognised by all state and territory governments.
The ACSF provides a rich, detailed picture of real life performance in the five core skills of:
- Oral Communication
The ACSF has been developed to facilitate a consistent national approach to the identification and development of the core skills in diverse personal, community, work, and education and training contexts. It offers:
- shared concepts and language for identifying, describing and discussing core skills
- a systematic approach to benchmarking, monitoring and reporting on core skills performance. (Source: DEEWR, Revised ACSF: 2012)
The Core Skills for Work Framework describes a set of non-technical skills, knowledge and understandings that underpin successful participation in work. Participation in work could be as an employee, as someone who is self-employed, or as a volunteer.
This set of non-technical skills, often referred to as generic or employability skills, contribute to work performance in combination with technical or discipline specific skills and core language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.
The Framework describes performance in ten Skill Areas, grouped under three Skill Clusters:
Cluster 1 - Navigate the world of work
- a. Manage career and work life
- b. Work with roles, rights and protocols
Cluster 2 - Interact with othersa. Communicate for work
- b. Connect and work with others
- c. Recognise and utilise diverse perspectives
Cluster 3 - Get the work done
- a. Plan and organise
- b. Make decisions
- c. Identify and solve problems
- d. Create and innovate
- e. Work in a digital world (Source: Ithaca Group, Draft ACSF: 2012)
Updated 28 March 2014.