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Foundation Skills

What are Foundation Skills?

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 (LLND) skills and employability skills.

Language, literacy and numeracy are:

  • Listening.

  • Speaking.

  • Reading.

  • Writing.

  • Digital literacy.

  • Use of mathematical ideas.


These are skills required for participation in modern workplaces and contemporary life, and include skills such as:

  • Collaboration.

  • Problem solving.

  • Self-management.

  • Learning.

  • Information and Communication Technology.

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