Language, literacy and numeracy skills test

Reading, writing, listening, speaking and understanding are integral skills required for work and are therefore an important component of training. As all students are individuals with different life experiences, literacy and numeracy skills may vary greatly.

LLN stands for language, literacy and numeracy skills.

They relate to how we communicate with each other. LLN skills can be used at the same time.


Language includes communication forms such as speaking, listening, reading, writing and visual communication.


Literacy means being able to read and use written information. It also means being able to contextualise your writing in an appropriate way.


Numeracy is the practical application of mathematical skills to absorb, use and critically evaluate information in numerical or graphical form. Numeracy skills include basic number skills, spatial and graphical concepts, the use of measurement and problem-solving. Numeracy and literacy are interlinked particularly when extracting mathematical information from written text.

The following questions you must complete without any help or reference material. It represents the minimum requirements for undertaking the training course.

If you are unable to complete the LLN test, you will be advised to seek assistance.

Language, literacy and numeracy skills test
Question 1
There are two plastic shopping bags filled with groceries, with the combined weight of 12 kilograms. One bag weighs 7 kilograms. How heavy is the other bag?
Question 2
Road traffic came to a complete standstill today because one of the city bound busses caught on fire in the middle lane. What type of vehicle has caused the delay?
Question 3
Pack of Reflex printer paper has 500 sheets in it. There are 5 packs in a carton (or box). How many individual shets are in the carton?
Question 4
Today is very hot, around 34 Celsius. What season is it? Write your answer:
Question 5
If the train ride from Bankstown to Circular Quay takes 90 minutes, how many hours is that? Choose all correct answers:
Question 6
When buying 4 coffees at $2.50 each, how much change you get out of 20$?
Question 7
A synthetic sling that has 3,000 kg capacity is used to lift a load. When wrapped around a square load in choked hitch, it loses half of its capacity. What is the remaining capacity of the sling? Write your answer in kilograms: (number only)
Question 8
What is 3/4 equal to?
Question 9
Sarah was born in England twenty seven years ago. She arrived to Australia 4 years ago and is currently working as registered nurse. How old is Sarah now?
Question 10
50% of 8 is equal to: