Ref: National Skills Commission, 2022
Digital literacy covers the physical operations of digital devices and the software operations in those devices (UNESCO, 2018). It incorporates the ability to search and navigate, create, communicate and collaborate, think critically, analyse information, and address safety and wellbeing using a variety of digital technologies. These skills are essential for individuals to participate effectively in today’s society.
The hospitality sector was significantly affected by COVID-19 due to restrictions, such as social distancing, imposing on their operations. Many workers across this sector are looking for new jobs.
Like all jobs, those in hospitality require a mix of core competencies, specialised tasks and technology tools. JEDI can identify skills that hospitality workers have and illustrate how they can transfer to other jobs. For example, a Waiter could transfer their existing skills and experience to jobs such as Bar Attendants and Baristas, Pharmacy Sales Assistants, Information Officers and ICT Sales.
Given the constant evolution of technology and the many occupations that now rely on these tools to perform tasks in a productive manner, use of technology tools will continue to grow and be a key part of participating successfully in the labour market.
This Digital Literacy Skills Framework sits alongside the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), © 2012 and the ACSF Pre Level 1 © 2017. Digital literacy has been added as the sixth core skill to this framework to reinforce the concept that digital literacy is part of an integral suite of core skills that are fundamental for individuals to be able to participate in society and work. The ACSF, including the Digital Literacy Skills Framework, facilitates a consistent national approach to the identification and development of the core skills in diverse personal, community, work and education and training contexts.
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