Students at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and
defined knowledge responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established
ACSF SPECIFICATIONS AND FOUNDATION SKILLS
The term ‘Foundation Skills’ is currently used to include the core skills defined in the Australian Core
Skills Framework (ACSF) as well as the employability skills identified by employers as critical for
effective performance in the workplace. The core skills of the ACSF include reading, writing, oral
communication, numeracy and learning.
Foundation skills encompass the core skills of reading, writing, oral communication, numeracy and
learning as described by the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), and the Employability
Skills/Core Skills for Work. They exist on a continuum from very basic skills to highly-developed and
specialist skills. The foundation skills have been addressed in the assessment as part of the
performance criteria for this unit.
Students should submit assessment tasks with the provided cover sheet.
Assessments should be submitted on or before their due date. Extensions for individual assessment
tasks may be negotiated in specific circumstances. Consultation on this must occur prior to the due
date and extensions due to illness will require a medical certificate. Extensions must be confirmed
by the Academic Manager in writing.
The student will have access to the following:
AIE Student Workbook
Learner Assessment Pack (LAP)
Access to a computer, the Internet and word-processing system such as MS Word.