LWA, together with Philippa McLean Consulting, Kulu adventures in Management and ACER, developed the ACSF 2012. The project was funded by the Commonwealth through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

The ACSF describes levels of performance in the 5 core skills of Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Numeracy. It provides a consistent national approach to the identification of the core skill requirements in domains of Personal and Community, Workplace and Employment and Education and Training (as revised in 2014), and a common reference point for describing and discussing performance in the 5 core skill areas.


LWA has developed and delivered customised professional development workshops on use and application of the ACSF for the following:

  • Department of Education and Training, SEE Programme providers
  • Community education and training providers
  • Workplace English Language and Literacy providers
  • Industry workplaces


  • LWA can provide accurate mapping of curricula and Training packages to the ACSF


  • Click on our LLN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT link to find resources related to the SEE Programme