Language, Literacy & Numeracy Policy

Purpose
The purpose of the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Policy is to ensure that training packages are developed by Pegasus Training Options are in accordance with Language literacy and numeracy requirements unit descriptors and;
Students or trainees with special learning needs are adequately supported through the completion of their training.

Scope
This policy applies to all Pegasus Training Options staff members involved in the development, delivery, assessment and review of training.
The following sources were considered in the development of this policy:

  • Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisation
  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Training.com.au website

Definitions
Language - the tools we used to communicate with one another in many different situations and for many different reasons. Language involves speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Literacy - the ability to read and use written information. It means being able to recognise, read and interpret documents, signs etc.
Numeracy - involves being able to carry out mathematical operations and includes knowing when to use maths, what maths to use and how to do it.

Policy
The aim of this policy, and the related procedure, TRA-PRO-COM- Language Literacy and Numeracy Procedure, is to ensure that Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs identified in each training package are developed into the learner materials and assessment tools. It also aims to give Trainers and Assessor information on how to identify students with special learning needs and the resources to adequately support them through the completion of their training.

This provision of Language, Literacy and Numeracy is a requirement under our Access & Equity Policy, the Standards for National VET Regulator Registered Training Organisation and State and National Government contracts.

Pegasus Training Options has the responsibility to ensure that:

  • LLN needs are identified and development within the course materials and assessment tools by qualified Trainers and Assessors
  • relevant employees are provided with the necessary training to ensure they have to skills required to manage with LLN issues as they arise
  • administration staff will endeavour to ascertain students LLN information prior to course commencement and;
  • in the event that a Pegasus Trainer and/or Assessor identifies students with LLN difficulties, they implement appropriate strategies to assist them with their learning and;
  • students are provided with advice and support services in the provision of LLN assistance services
  • the confidentiality of students who require additional support services and appropriate strategies are in accordance with our Privacy Policy
  • students/trainees or potential students/trainees who have been identified as requiring support with LLN are not discriminated
  • those students/trainees that require or request additional LLN support are referred to professional organisations