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Vocational Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Apprenticeship and traineeship details

Please refer to the Declaration Policy for the requirements relating to apprenticeships and traineeships.

Please refer to the Norfolk Island Policy for apprenticeships and traineeships on Norfolk Island.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Job summary:
This qualification is designed for individuals who require significant foundation skills support to access a vocational learning pathway.

The qualification is suitable for individuals who require:

  • a prevocational pathway to employment and vocational training

  • reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 1

  • entry level digital technology and employability skills.

Foundation Skills Training Package qualifications may not be listed as an entry requirement for vocational qualifications.

Australian Standard Classification of Occupations:


Language, Literacy & Numeracy Probation/Duration Details:
All apprenticeships have a nominal term - this is the timeframe that is on the Language, Literacy & Numeracy training contract. No details available.

Minimum education standard:
Completion of Year 10 Recommended

Minimum entry age:
The Child Employment Act states that the minimum age for apprentices and trainees is 13 years of age, unless otherwise stated.

Entry Requirements:
None specified


Qld declaration date:

Implementation date:

Qualification details

Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways

Qualification code:

Qualification content:
Click here for more details

Training package:
FSK - Foundation Skills Training Package - FSK


Queensland User Choice program funding details

The Queensland User Choice program funds Skills Assure suppliers (RTOs) for the provision of services to eligible apprentices and trainees.
For more information, please visit User Choice in Queensland.

Funded under the User Choice Program:

Industrial relations details

Since 1 January 2010, all private sector employers and employees in Queensland, including apprentices and trainees, have their wages and conditions of employment covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 and modern awards. This legislation is administered by the Commonwealth Government Fair Work Ombudsman's office.

Apprentices and trainees are considered employees and may receive entitlements the same as other employees such as: annual leave, sick leave, public holidays, superannuation, workers compensation and allowances. Apprentices and trainees must also receive a pay slip to cover full details of the pay for each pay period. Pay slips have to be given to an employee (including apprentices and trainees) within 1 working day of pay day and be either in electronic form or paper hard copy.

Parties should make enquiries with the Fair Work Ombudsman on Ph: 13 13 94 or at to determine the correct industrial instrument and entitlements.

When employment is ceasing the employer or the employee (apprentice/trainee) must provide the appropriate notice periods as per the relevant award or registered workplace agreement. A notice period is the length of time that an employer or employee (apprentice/trainee) has to give to end employment. Additional information about notice periods can be found at:

Unfair dismissal is when an employee (apprentice/trainee) is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. Additional information about unfair dismissal can be found at:

Public sector and local government workers in Queensland remain under the state industrial relations system. Additional information about wages and conditions of employment for employees (apprentices/trainees employed by state or local government) can be found at:

Apprenticeship/Traineeship note details

Date of note File note
11/03/2020 Conditions for publicly funded provision of services for LLN modules or units of competency:
i) The department will only fund provision of services from the LLN accredited courses or qualifications specified on QTIS,
ii) The department will only fund for the provision of services for up to two (2) modules or units of competency per participant per financial year.

LLN support for school based apprentices and trainees will not be funded by DESBT. The required LLN support will be provided by the relevant secondary schooling sector. Accordingly, in the case of a school based apprentice or trainee, contact should be made with the relevant secondary school.