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Living Away From Home Allowance.


Language Australia National Resource Centre.


Labour Economics Offices.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy.


See Labour Market Program.

 Learning Object Model.

Language(s) Other Than English.


See Learning Resource Centre.

Labour Market Program

A program designed to increase the number of people in employment, or to improve the employment prospects of a target group, eg. by the payment of subsidies to businesses who take on long-term unemployed people, young people, etc.

Labour force

The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines labour force as: For any group, persons who were employed or unemployed, as defined. Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, August 1999, p.70.

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Labour force participation rate

The proportion of a defined group of people who are in the labour force.

Labour market

The system of relationships between the supply of people available for employment and the available jobs.


A professional development program funded by the Australian National Training Authority and designed to assist vocational education and training providers to develop their skills in flexible delivery. On Friday 22 October 2004, the Prime Minister announced that, from 1 July 2005, the responsibilities and functions of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) would be transferred to the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).

  1. The process of acquiring knowledge, attitudes, or skills from study, instruction, or experience. Source: Miller & Findlay 1996, p.167.
  2. The knowledge, attitudes, or skills acquired.

Learning Resource Centre

(LRC) A place in a school or college housing a collection of books and other resources (print, electronic, audiovisual, and equipment) for reference or loan to support the educational programs of the institution. Learning resource centres also conduct information literacy programs, providing instruction in the effective use of information resources. See also Information literacy.

Learning culture

An environment in which opportunities for learning are openly valued and supported and are built, where possible, into all activities.

Learning pathway

A path or sequence of learning or experience that can be followed to attain competency. Learning pathways may be included as part of the non-endorsed component of a training package.

Learning society

A society in which learning is considered important or valuable, where people are encouraged to continue to learn throughout their lives, and where the opportunity to participate in education and training is available to all. See also Lifelong learning.

Learning strategy

A non-endorsed component of a training package that provides information on how training programs may be organised in workplaces and training institutions. This may include information on learning pathways, model training programs, and training materials.

Learning theory

Theories of how people learn.

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See Learning Resource Centre.

Lifelong learning

The process of acquiring knowledge or skills throughout life via education, training, work and general life experiences. See also Learning society.

List service

(Electronic classroom/Internet) An electronic service similar to email. A list service enables messages to be posted to, and received by, all enrolled members of the list. Messages are received as email. Members can respond to the sender of an email, or to all members of the list service.


The ability to read and use written information and to write in a range of contexts. Literacy involves the integration of speaking, listening and critical thinking with reading and writing. Effective literacy is intrinsically purposeful, flexible and dynamic and continues to develop throughout an individual's lifetime.


A record kept by a person of the knowledge, skills or competencies attained during on-the-job or off-the-job training.

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