Papers & Workshops



Success with Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Low Level Literacy Students: Showcase of an Innovative ALBE Program


Debbie Soccio

Program Manager, Adult Basic Education, Victoria University, Australia

"Multiple Progression as a means to Managing Diversity" was an ANTA Equity Development and Training Innovation Project (1999) administered by OTFE (Victoria). The program provided an innovative and integrated 10 week aimed to facilitate the delivery of an integrated language/literacy and VET course with accredited modules in Horticulture, Hospitality, Office Skills and the CGEA. The program was primarily designed for people with a disability and/or low literacy (below CGEA Level 2) to facilitate their transition into work or further study. It provided participants with the opportunity to work towards a practical outcome as well as developing literacy and basic education skills that could be incorporated into the program delivery. This workshop will showcase some of the highlights of the program and provide time for discussion regarding the future of low literacy training in VET courses.
  Presentation Format: 45 min. paper

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000

Equipment: Overhead Projector and Data Show Projector