Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test
Mercury Institute of Victoria will review all enrollment applications to ensure entry requirements are being met prior to acceptance into a course.
In addition Mercury Institute of Victoria will ensure all students undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test through the enrolment process to ensure that all students have the ability to complete the course. This test will occur prior to course commencement and will be assessed by a qualified Trainer.
If the student cannot complete the LLN test satisfactorily then an LLN Report will be completed which includes the required action to be taken to assist the student to be able to complete the course (is maintained in the Student Support Register). The LLN Report has the provision to schedule and document processes to provide support and guidance to the student in line with issues identified in the LLN test. The LLN report also allows for the monitoring and evaluation of the support being provided.
The Operations Manager /Student Support Officer will be responsible for ensuring that any student identified as requiring LLN support is provided this support and is maintaining satisfactory progress throughout their enrolment. Where a student is not maintaining satisfactory course progress the Operations Manager may determine that as part of the intervention strategy the student will be provided LLN support as appropriate to the individual student.
Trainers to provide extra assistance by using different strategies like:
- Providing extra time to complete the assessment
- Providing academic support eg.additional classes or study groups
- Recommendations for participation in MIV run workshops for student support
- Using short and simple sentences to explain
- Using life experiences in the classroom
- Confirm understanding for example ask students to rephrase questions
- Referring them to the courses that may help them to develop the skills in these areas.
- Including more pictures or diagrams e.g. power point presentation, videos etc. during the learning process.
- External / Third Party references such as:
- Math’s Online https://www.mathsonline.com.au/
- Reading and Writing Hotline http://www.readingwritinghotline.edu.au/