ALA Podcast: How to embed foundation skills into VET

ALA podcastsAs a vocational trainer or training manager, you play a crucial role in the lives of the people you train.

In this podcast, we’ll discover how a focus on foundation skills can improve training outcomes and equip your learners for today’s constantly-evolving world-of-work. We’ll help you identify practical ways to build learners’ foundation skills through your training.

Who will find this webinar useful?

Vocational trainers or training managers.


By the end of this podcast you should be able to:

  • Explain what foundation skills are and how they benefit learner performance
  • Identify ‘top’ strategies to add a stronger foundation-skill-focus to their training practice.

‘How to embed foundation skills into VET’ is the final of four podcasts throughout 2018 presented by Chemène Sinson.

0.00 Introduction
2.42 Session overview
3.32 1. What are foundation skills?

  • Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)
  • Core Skills for Work Framework (CSfW)
21:34 2. Why are foundation skills important?
26:20 3. Use FS to improve student outcomes – some strategies

  • Take a reality check
  • Use strategies to upskill and support
  • Teach foundation skills in context – ‘expose and explain’
  • Practice – reflect – give feedback on foundation skills performance
47:03 Summary