As a requirement of the student entry procedure, students may have to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. There are approved LLN assessment tools and advice for providers seeking approval of a verified and evaluated LLN assessment tool for specific provider use.
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Student entry procedure
As part of the student entry procedure, all students must either:
- provide an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate) or
- provide their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) diploma or
- display competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy or
- provide a certificate of a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework or
- undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment with their VET Student Loans provider.
Approved LLN assessment tools
The 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)
- assessment tools approved for specific provider use.
Assessment tools approved for specific provider use
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 Subsection 82(3) of the VSL Rules.
- Assessment of LLN testing tools for the VET Student Loans program
- VET Student Loans Rules 2016
LLN Assessment tool application process
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.