Sue OllerheadThank you

As usual, a big thank you to the presenters who gave their time and generously shared their knowledge and experience. These events would be nothing without your contribution.

Keynote: ‘The right to speak’: pedagogical practices to assist adult learners to find their voice

Sue Ollerhead

PowerPoint as PDF


A2 Numeracy practical strategies and online resources

Libby Rowswell from Swinburne has provided a wealth of information about online numeracy resources

PDF with lots of live links

PowerPoint (wth examples) converted to a PDF


B1 Language and Literacy Practice in accredited programs

Panel of presenters:

Integrating Literacy Practices within Accredited Training by Kerry Simpson (Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE)

Pre-assessing and support for ESL students in Community Services Courses by Denise Shelton (Pines Learning Centre)


B2 Numeracy practices in LLNP programs

Maria Santburn (CAE) and Heather Glover (Djerriwarrh Employment and Education Services) have also provided lots of details about Numeracy in LLNP using ACSF, CGEA and CSWE


A3 CGEA assessment with the ACSF as a resource

Session notes

Visit the CGEA and ACSF forum - ask questions, see what others think and contribute your thoughts about issues.

See what was said about these questions:

General discussion

Q: What does “level” Mean?    

Q: What do we mean when we are describing a student’s level e.g. Exit Level 1,  not working level 2?

Q: Mapping CGEA to ASCF: where and what levels are a great fit

Q: CGEA Cert 1  - ACSF Level 3  Students should be confident learners at this level

Q: ESL Learners Vs CGEA levels - IS ASCF biased in this regard

Q: Level of Support should be included for learning and excluded for Assessment

Task design

Q: What factors to consider in task design

Q: What kind of support will the learner need to access the text? How will this support influence the outcome level? Are there particular issues in designing reading assessment for learners at the lower level?

Q: Discussion on the probability of random choice being a factor in choosing answers rather than knowledge in multiple choice type  - assessment tools.



The conference is supported by Adult Community and Further Education



Sharing Good Practice - VALBEC 2011 Professional Development Day