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Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015

Standard 1.3, 1.7, 1.8, 5.1, 5.2

National Code 2018

Standard 1.2, 2.2, 3.3, 8.9

1.0 Purpose

1.1 The intent of this Policy and Procedure is:

to support ANIBT’s policy requirements in establishing the learning needs of students in a systemic manner.

to identify  the support a student may require prior, at or during their study at ANIBT to comply with the requirements of the above mentioned standards

2.0 Scope

2.1 The English Language Proficiency, Literacy and Numeracy applies to all applicants, enrolling into any of ANIBT qualifications, and applies to both local and international Students irrespective of the level of their previous education or their dominant language.

3.0 Responsibility

3.1 The Manager Academic Delivery and Compliance (MADC), Manager Academic and Students Services (MASS), trainers and Admission/Administration officers are responsible for the implementation of this procedure.

4.0 Requirements

4.1 All students will be required to demonstrate their Language, Literacy & Numeracy level on enrolling into a qualification. This can be undertaken at an initial interview at the time of admission and/or at orientation/induction (prior to the commencement of any qualification).

4.2 Students will be required to complete an LLN test during the enrolment process.

4.3 Any potential areas where the student may have difficulties will be identified and further investigation will take place.  Possible difficulties may be but not limited to:

Poor overall level of English

Difficulty in one or 2 areas of English

Possible learning disorder

Numeracy problem

4.4 ANIBT will provide assistance to the student to address the difficulty,if not possible in house they will recommend external services that may be able to assist the student.

4.5 If andEnglish problem the student will be offered classes at ANCE with a transfer of tuition fees from their desired qualification.  If external assistance is need the student may go on suspension.

4.6 ANIBT will endeavour to obtain LLN information before commencement of the qualification although the participant’s individual needs may not be identified until after the qualification has commenced.

4.7 For International Students, ANIBT accepts completion of a recognised equivalent English preparation course from an accredited ELICOS provider. Admission may be approved if the language of instruction in the student’s home country is English or if English has been the language spoken in the student’s home. Generally, to demonstrate English language proficiency an international student needs one of the following test scores:

 

Test IELTS

 

CAE

 

PTE Ac

 

TOEFL iBT

 

TOEFL PBT

 

Score 5.5

 

47

 

42

 

46

 

527

 

 

4.8 If necessary, the student will need to complete an English language course at ANIBT before being admitted to a qualification.

4.9 The ANIBT trainers (during the initial delivery phase) will consult with the MADC to analyse necessary requirements to meet the participant’s individual needs. Where these needs cannot be met, a refund will be given to the participant.

4.10 If (during the delivery phase) advice on areas of English language improvement has been issued, then a student is entitled to the English Language Support Programme. The English Language Support Programme is conducted in the form of the English Language Workshops at no cost to a Student.

4.11 All local Students will have to undergo a diagnostic English Language test during the process of enrolment. Depending on the results of the diagnostic test, an Applicant will be either given recommendations to undertake English Language training with an appropriate provider prior to enrolment, or will be given recommendations on the language areas in need of improvement.

5.0 Method

5.1 Enrolment into each qualification requires each International Student to meet the allocated IELTS level that is 5.5 or its equivalent. Therefore, each international prospective student is required to validate their IELTS level through providing written confirmation from their IELTS provider on enrolment.

5.2 The admission officer must verify the authenticity of the enrolling student’s IELTS records.

5.3 In the event that a prospective Student does not have the appropriate English proficiency, they are to attend further studies at their own cost to increase their proficiency to the ANIBT’s requirement. They will be required to re-apply for their chosen qualification once they have increased their English proficiency.

5.4 If an international student has not attended an IELTS program, and they are unsure of their proficiency they will be required to attend a meeting with the MADC, who may (at his or her discretion) allow enrolment into the ANIBT.

5.5 The MADC is to communicate to Trainer any recommendations once this assessment has been completed (During Enrolment/Orientation). This includes:

Advising the trainer of any such needs, prior to commencement date of qualification, as defined in the requests.

Authorising any such changes as defined by the trainer. These can be by way of, but not limited to:

Approving changes to training materials

Obtaining other resources such as external training support through an approved training provider/counsellor.

Authorising a refund for participants where LLN and other individual needs were not able to be met during the delivery of training.

5.6 The Trainer is responsible for acting upon information obtained in the Enrolment Form where LLN and other individual needs are identified. Where individual needs are identified, action can be taken during the delivery of the training program and the assessment process to assist the participant by way of:

Discussion between participant and trainer to identify participants particular needs

Reasonable adjustment of the training program delivery and assessment methods to suit these needs.

One-on-one support provided during the training program, delivery and progress monitored by trainer to promote successful learning outcomes.

 

 

Version Number Actions Date Responsible
1.0 To bring Policy and Procedure in line with new RTO standards March 2015 DCS
1.1 Cosmetic tweaking to correct errors December 2015 DCS
1.2 Minor tweaks to meet the requirements of National Code 2018 December 2017 DCS