The Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) seeks to improve participants’ language, literacy and/or numeracy, with the expectation that such improvements will enable them to participate more effectively in training or in the labour force and lead to greater gains for them and society in the longer term. The LLNP provides up to 800 hours of free accredited Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) training for eligible job seekers whose LLN skills are below the level considered necessary to secure sustainable employment or pursue further education and training.
Eligible job seekers are referred to a LLNP provider by Referring Agencies, currently Centrelink, Job Services Australia (JSA) providers and Disability Employment Service (DES) providers.
Request for Tender
The department has published a Request for Tender on the AusTender website which closes on Tuesday, 29 January 2013.
Tenders are sought from Registered Training Organisations to provide training services for the transitioning Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program (currently known as the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program) for the contractual period 2013-16.
Please note that only the organisations that register with AusTender will receive information updates regarding this Tender exercise.
Materials from the information session
Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program (currently known as the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program)
- Frequently asked questions and answers about Contract Extension 2013-16 [PDF 418KB] [DOCX 33KB]
During December 2012, information sessions
were conducted by the department in every State and Territory outlining the changes to the program and information on the Request for Tender.
More information on the Request for Tender
Program Overview, Documentation and Annual Report Executive Summary
For more information on the program visit the Overview page, or view the Program Documentation page.
2011-12 LLNP providers' Annual Reports Executive Summary
A summary of the 2011-12 Language Literacy and Numeracy Program providers’ Annual Reports is available below. This provides a summary of the 2011-12 LLNP providers’ Annual Reports and highlights any successes and challenges experienced by providers to inform program modification for the 2013-16 Program Guidelines and Contracts.
Discussion Paper, Creating a more flexible LLNP in 2013-16.
The Australian Government, through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education has released a Discussion Paper on LLNP service delivery entitled Creating a more flexible LLNP in 2013-16.
The Government is seeking feedback and comments on possible changes to the LLNP and arrangements for the next contract round. The new contract round to provide LLNP services is 2013-16 and will commence on 1 July 2013.
Input to the Government and submissions to the Discussion Paper have closed.
LLNP Innovative and Research Project Funding Round
The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) through the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) is seeking submissions for grant funding to undertake innovative pilots or demonstration models and/or research based projects that lead to an enhanced delivery of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) training for adults. If you are interested in increasing the English language, literacy and numeracy skills of adult Australians, have experience in the field of adult literacy, or would like to pilot projects that can be replicated and sustainable then your submission is welcome.
The Department is particularly interested in some themes and projects that target:
The delivery of LLN training using the National Broadband Network (NBN);
Demonstration projects and/or research that takes into consideration engagement and participation issues when:
Working in Remote and/or regional locations in LLN delivery;
Working with Indigenous people;
Working with Young people and/or early school leavers;
Developing strategies to overcoming barriers in dealing with the most vulnerable job seekers;
Comparison of education levels between the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR); and
Practical strategies or research into mapping Certificate level courses to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)s.
The Department recently released a Discussion paper, Creating a more flexible LLNP in 2013-16, which covers some of the themes in more detail. The Discussion Paper, located as above.
Submissions for the LLNP Innovative and Research Project funding close COB 31 August 2012. Completed application forms should be sent to LLNPFeedback@innovation.gov.au.
Proposals will be assessed by a panel against the following criteria:
The relevance and contribution of the project to meeting the objectives of the LLNP;
Potential contribution to local industry and/or community needs;
The capacity of the applicant organisation to deliver the anticipated project outputs and outcomes;
The transferability and sustainability of any project outputs or outcomes to improve the planning and/or improve or expand the training delivery of LLNP;
The capacity to support continuous improvement and innovation of client needs;
Value for money, that is the benefits of the project relative to its costs and the extent to which alternative funding is available; and
The strategies employed to overcome existing structural and/or cultural impediments to the existing delivery of LLNP.
For those interested in progressing with a report please use the Application Form.
For further information on innovative and research project funding see section 17 of the LLNP Guidelines.
2011-12 Australian Government Budget Announcement – Building Australia’s Future Workforce
The Government will be investing an additional $182.8 million over four years to improve the language, literacy and numeracy skills of Australian Adults. That investment will be through:
$143.1 million for improved access to the LLNP providing for an additional 30,000 commencements over four years from 1 July 2011 and 30,000 commencements per annum thereafter;
$20 million for the expansion of the WELL program providing more than
13,000 additional training places over four years from 1 July 2011; and
$19.7 million for the continuation of the current levels of service for the Access Program from 1 July 2012.
The LLNP is the Government’s primary program for improving the foundation skills of unemployed Australians. The 2006 international Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS) found that approximately 60 per cent of unemployed Australians had poor or very poor (Level 1 or 2) LLN skills. Level 3 is needed to cope with the complex demands of a modern workplace or achieve a Certificate III.
The extra places in LLNP will be targeted to eligible job seekers who live in regional areas and priority employment areas; with a particular focus on young people and mature aged Australians. In addition, the expanded program will provide a more targeted work-experience component to the training to assist in meeting skill shortages in targeted sectors.
For current LLNP Providers to access to the LLNP Internet System (VETOnline), please visit the Provider Logon page.
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