This email is to advise you that the draft National Foundation Skills Framework (the Framework) is now available at Skills Reform.

The Commonwealth and state and territory governments have worked together to develop the draft Framework. It outlines a 10-year model for collective action by governments working with stakeholders to improve the foundation skills of Australian adults.

The Framework is focused on outcomes, drawing on similar frameworks being successfully used by several jurisdictions, and sets outcomes and indicators to direct the efforts of all governments and stakeholders.

The Framework replaces the 2012 National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults and will operate from 2022 to 2032. It will be reviewed every three years.

A webinar will be held on Friday 8 April 2022 to provide further information and background on the Framework. Further details on the webinar and how to register are also available on Skills Reform.

Call for expressions of interest in Senior Research Officer Position at ANU

We will soon be advertising for a Senior Research Officer (SRO) to provide high-level technical and managerial support for, and research collaboration in, a new project on multimodal and multicultural aspects of children’s language learning, headed by Alan Rumsey at ANU. The SRO will work with all of the project’s ten researchers and their data from five diverse field settings around the world, helping to develop our analytical framework for comparing the data and using it to address the project’s research questions. Essential qualifications include training in linguistics and/or linguistic anthropology, expertise in language-processing software including ELAN and preferably also the FieldWorks suite, and a successful track record in collaborative research.  For further details see