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April 2017

Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework webinars

Free webinars in April

(ACAL is promoting the webinars but we have no other information beyond what is provided below.)

What is the Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework?

The Framework describes the capabilities of the diverse field of practitioners who teach, train, assess and support foundation skills service provision in a variety of environments. It provides a consistent, shared language for talking about the capabilities required in foundation skills service provision.

Uses of the Framework

The Framework can be used for several purposes.

  1. Describe current practitioner capability

  2. Identify focus areas for workforce capacity building

  3. Describe service delivery requirements

  4. Describe and organise professional development options

The Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework (FSPSF) is being developed to describe the capabilities of the diverse field of practitioners who teach, train, assess and support foundation skills in a variety of contexts.

The April webinars will provide an update on progress to develop and validate the FSPSF.

Each webinar will focus on a practical use of the FSPSF and explore ideas for supporting resources. Participants will have the opportunity to share their insights and feedback on the draft materials.

Webinar details

Please note that while the focus of each session varies, it is recommended that participants join only one webinar because much of the session content will be repeated.


Topic: Using the FSPSF for self-review to identify and reflect on practitioner capability and opportunities for professional growth

Audience: People who teach, train, assess or support the development of foundation skills for adults in any context

Time/date: 11:00am – 12.30pm AEST, Thursday 27 April 2017


Topic: Using the FSPSF to review and describe team capability and identify workforce development needs

Audience: People who manage the provision of foundation skills services

Time/date: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm AEST, Thursday 27 April 2017


Topic: Using the FSPSF to consistently describe service delivery expectations and capability requirements for recruitment and program management

Audience: People who recruit personnel to deliver foundation skills services

Time/date: 11:00 am – 12.30 pm AEST, Friday 28 April 2017


Topic: Using the FSPSF to develop PD options that reflect areas of need, and consistently describe PD outcomes

Audience: People who plan and develop PD programs for providers of foundation skills services

Time/date: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm AEST, Friday 28 April 2017


Copy of the Framework

Webinar participants will need to access a copy of the draft Framework.

Webinar presenters

Louise Wignall and Anita Roberts

More information about The Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework