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NVPDW: Practical Ways to Build Foundation Skills and Improve Learner Results

12 October 2023
ONLINE via Zoom Webinar

Session Overview

This webinar is the fourth from our 2023 National VET PD Week. Chemène Sinson was rated 4.3/5 stars for this session.  Join her this October as she shares her insights into the importance of focussing on foundation skills.

Feedback from participants of this session:

  • 'One of the best webinars, so well delivered. Great content explained in perfect context'
  • 'The information presented was easy to understand and practical!'
  • 'Well presented, informative, Chemene gave lots of practical examples'
  • 'I enjoyed the interaction and the examples used by the facilitator'

About this webinar:

As a vocational trainer or training manager, you play a crucial role in the lives of the people you train.  

Foundation skills are fundamental to a person's participation in the workplace, the community and in education and training. They are a combination of language, literacy and numeracy (LLNDE) skills and employability skills. So, how can we maximise our training to help develop strong foundation skills in our students?

In this interactive session with Chemène Sinson, you will discover how a focus on foundation skills can improve training outcomes and equip your learners for today’s constantly evolving world of work.

Chemène will demystify some of the jargon surrounding LLN and foundation skills, and help you identify practical ways to build learners’ foundation skills through your training.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • What foundation skills are and why they are important for vocational trainers
  • De-mystify language of LLNDE and foundation skills
  • Practical ways to build foundation skills through training.

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Thursday 12th October 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1:30pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 1:00pm (ACDT: SA)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • Trainers 
  • Curriculum Developers 
  • Resource Developers 
  • RTO Managers
  •  Training Managers
  •  Instructional Designers

What to expect

Presented by Chemène Sinson, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance

Our National VET PD week Webinars are proudly sponsored by Cloud Assess who would love to contact you post-event. If you do not wish to be contacted by Learning Lounge, please OPT-OUT HERE


Chemène Sinson


Chemène Sinson is a learning and performance specialist with 30+ years of experience working with diverse industry clients, both in Australia and internationally.  She draws on her experience as an Olympian, elite-level sport coach, school teacher and adult educator to help organisations develop and implement accredited or tailored learning experiences that build a culture of learning within organisations and improve personal performance.

Chemène has been actively involved in VET since 2000.  She is lead TAE trainer for numerous RTOs and has written TAE materials that more than 100 RTOs have used since their release in 2010.  She also supports experienced facilitators and assessors with their ongoing professional development and is a sought-after speaker at conferences and special events.

Chemène advocates for a strong focus on foundation skills in VET, knowing that these are key to meeting performance demands imposed by today’s world of work.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Chemène Sinson before the session, please email

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