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VET Student Loans approved course providers seeking approval of an LLN assessment tool must ensure the tool has been verified and evaluated by a suitably qualified body in accordance with the Assessment of LLN testing tools publication. (Subsection 82(3) of the VET Student Loans Rules 2016 refers).
Applications for approval of a tool for assessing a student’s competence in reading and numeracy are required to be made by an approved course provider or a Commonwealth, State or Territory government agency. The process for submitting an application is outlined in the LLN assessment tool information page.
Note: LLN tools approved under the VET FEE-HELP scheme for assessing a student’s competence in reading and numeracy are approved for the VET Student Loans program (see subsection 82(5) of the VET Student Loans Rules 2016.
Approved LLN assessment tools
Assessment tools approved for use to meet the VET Student Loans program student entry requirements are:
- Core Skills Profile for Adults, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research Limited in July 2013
- Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) (Australian Edition)
- Safe Work Resources VFH LLN Assessment Tool (provided via The Learning Resources Groups’ LLN Robot Platform)
- VETASSESS Test
- assessment tools approved for specific provider use.