How AimBig Can Help Improve Your Digital Literacy – And Your Chances of Finding a Job

Knowing your way around the digital world is almost essential in today’s modern workplace – especially in this “new normal” we are all living in thanks to the pandemic.

The increase in the number of people working from home, along with ever-evolving technological advancements, means people who are literate in all things digital can have greater options and opportunities when it comes to finding work.

So, how do you develop or improve your digital literacy?

What is digital literacy?

Digital literacy refers to a person’s ability to find, evaluate, and clearly communicate information via various digital platforms. It means having the skills you need to live, learn, and work in a society where communication and information is increasingly available through the internet, social media, mobile devices, and apps.

Why is digital literacy important?

The Australian Government’s Department of Education, Skills and Employment Digital Literacy Skills Framework says digital literacy skills are essential for people to effectively participate in today’s society – and especially in the modern workplace.

In today’s world, digital literacy is as important as the core educational skills of reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy. In 2019 the core learning foundation skills were renamed the LLND skills – Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy.

For people living with a disability that impairs their physical functions, digital literacy skills can be useful when it comes to finding suitable – and rewarding – work.

The government’s Digital Literacy Skills Framework has been added to the Australian Core Skills Framework. Digital literacy is now the sixth core skill in the framework.

Which means that digital literacy is a key part of the suite of core skills that are necessary for people to take part in society effectively and the workplace.

How can I improve my digital literacy?

AimBig Employment offers support and training to people with a disability to develop and improve their skills to increase their employment options – and that includes their digital literacy.

Our SkillRestart program is specially designed to support mature workers who are looking to upskill to re-enter the workforce. It is designed to get people up to date with the latest digital technology needed to work in an office-based or work-from-home role. The 12-week program covers using Microsoft Office software, collaborating online including using video calls and online teams. It will help people develop the required skills for various roles such as administration, customer service, data entry, clerk or office assistant.

AimBig Employment’s experience skills trainers begin teaching face-to-face to build your confidence using software and online collaboration, before setting you up in our online training environment to work on a team project. Actual businesses set challenges for teams to use their new skills to complete.

If you are interested in taking part in the course, you can learn more or sign up now via our website, or call us on 1300 034 997 for more information.

AimBig employment has been achieving successful employment outcomes for people with a disability for more than 20 years. Our team of experts have the skills and knowledge, and the business connections, to fit the right person with the right job opportunity for them. We also provide ongoing support in the workplace, and work with employers to establish and maintain inclusive workplaces.

And of course, we can provide further training to improve your skills!

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