Accellier is the provider of choice for thousands of people and hundreds of organisations in Australia and around the world. Under our former name SAVE Training, we built a solid foundation on which Accellier now stands, embodying almost 10 years of service to Australia’s Tertiary and Vocational Education Sector. As a testament to this, since our inception in 2010 we have spent only a few thousand dollars on advertising. Our clients are almost entirely referred from our happy graduates and business customers.

Accellier is the trading name of SAVE Training Pty Ltd and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 32395) that offers a range of nationally recognised courses in education and business Australia wide through our online and face to face courses.

Our mission is to enhance people’s value through excellence in service and learning outcomes.

What is a Skill-set?

A Skill-set is a set of units of competency from a nationally recognised Training Package found on Training.gov.au. A skill set is not a full qualification, nor is it an arbitrary bunch of units awarded as a Statement of Attainment. A skill-set has it’s own code and title, just like a qualification, and is specific set of units. Usually two – four units.

Why do a Skill-set? Why not a full qualification?

Full qualifications are involved and sometimes take over a year to complete. Sometimes people’s jobs require specific skills (and national recognition of those skills). Skill-sets are a way of acquiring those skills, or gaining recognition for existing skills, in a more targeted and streamlined way.

What is the TAESS00009 Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set?

This Skill-set is made up of three units:

  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • TAELLN412 Access resources and support to address foundation skills in vocational practice
  • TAELLN413 Integrate foundation skills into vocational training delivery

If you hold TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you probably hold one of these already (TAELLN411).

This Skill-set will be useful for any trainer/assessor who wants to enhance their skills and gain some professional development in supporting people in developing their foundation skills. Foundation skills are basic skills that people need to be employable – things like reading, writing, communication and basic numeracy skills.

TAESS00009 recognises trainer’s abilities to gather resources and access support to help their students develop foundation skills, as well as integrate these foundation skills into other VET courses.

Do I need to hold this Skill-set?

If you are involved in teaching/assessing anything from the FSK – Foundation Skills Training Package – yes.

In November 2019 version 2.o of the FSK – Foundation Skills Training Package was released. With it came new requirements for anyone teaching and assessing units from this training package.

Previously, like most other VET courses, FSK trainers just needed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus industry skills and experience.

What is the FSK Training Package?

It includes three qualifications:

  • FSK10219 – Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways
  • FSK10119 – Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways
  • FSK20119 – Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

These are quite basic, entry level qualifications typically designed for individuals who need to develop foundation skills to access a further vocational learning pathway.

What are the requirements for FSK Teachers/Assessors?

They must:

  • satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards
  • have sound knowledge of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)
  • have demonstrable expertise, knowledge and skills in the vocational contextualisation and assessment of digital technology
  • hold TAESS00009 Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set;
  •  or  a higher level education qualification, such as the TAE80113 Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice (and its equivalent TAE70111); or
    Bachelor of Education, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Education, or higher. This may include qualifications relating to TESOL, adult education or vocational education.

Where did we get this from? Each FSK unit of competency has it in the Assessment Conditions section – see an example here (scroll right down to the end of the document).

Would I get RPL in this skill set if I already hold the TAE4016 Cert IV?

At the very least, you will already hold one of the three units; TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills. You will get a credit transfer for this, leaving only the other two units to complete.

If you have considerable experience in teaching/assessing with FSK units, you may indeed have RPL in the other two units.

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