DoL launches new literacy assessment tool


Take the Test is a leaflet designed to help employers work out, in just five minutes, if a business is affected by poor workplace literacy and numeracy.
Department of Labour skills highway information and promotion manager Lisé Hutcheon says it collates the basic data that a manager needs to talk about literacy and numeracy issues with colleagues.

“An employer might find reading is a particular issue in the workplace. Alternatively, he or she may find writing, maths and oral communication are crucial skills gaps,” Ms Hutcheon says.
“Overall, we want employers to use Take the Test to measure the issues, as well as think about ways to address them.”

Take the Test is available online (as an e-book) at or in hard copy. 

Email the Department of Labour for hard copies,

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