Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) is now available for use. Funded by the Department of Education and Training, FSAT is an interactive online tool designed to identify and measure an individual’s foundation skill levels (English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills).  FSAT assists in identifying any gaps in skills and knowledge that need to be addressed. This will enable trainers to target assistance to students at the areas where each individual may require additional support.


The department is currently working with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to finalise and validate the Tool. During the current phase of development, FSAT has been available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs) and senior secondary schools (for year 11 and 12 students).


While there has been strong interest to date, the department is keen for more RTOs and senior secondary schools to use the tool. By participating, you will be helping to ensure that a fully validated, final and free version of FSAT is available as quickly as possible.


Further information regarding FSAT, including answers to ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, and guidance on how to register, is available at: http://www.education.gov.au/foundation-skills-assessment-tool