A specialist in the Australian Core Skills Framework
bksb® is a leading provider of literacy, numeracy and foundation skills solutions, and last year over 1.2 million individual learners used bksb to improve their skills. Our market-leading tools have been used by over 20 million learners worldwide, who have benefited from our easy-to-use online assessments and resources.
Our Assessments and Resources have all been mapped to the ACSF - the national reference point for assessing performance in the core skill areas - meaning that all reports, certificates, results, and resources are labelled with the ACSF levels. The Australian version has been localised to reflect the culture of Australia, including names, places, currency, and measurement units, allowing users to get the best experience from our products.
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13 April 2016bksb Approved by Government for LLN Compliance Obligations
04 February 2016bksb Wins International Award
13 November 2015bksb Become Bett Award 2016 Finalists
12 November 2015Event Held to Launch bksbLIVE 2
04 August 2015bksb Australia Meet With UK Counterparts
22 July 2015Single-Sex Schools in Decline
10 June 2015Warning for business school complacency
27 May 2015Federal Education Minister: "Make maths and science compulsory for years 11 and 12."
24 March 2015Government bill failed for second time
24 February 2015"IT education reform needed", according to industry experts
04 December 2014Government's education reforms rejected
21 November 2014Australian girls outperform boys when it comes to ICT
Our outstanding fully-hosted online platform
Our range of products
- Our outstanding range of products will enable your learners to improve their key skills.
- Our produts are mapped to the ACSF, which is the common national reference point for describing performance in the core skill areas.
- Our core products include Initial Assessment, Diagnostic Assessment, Learning Resources, Skill Checks and Revision Scenarios.
bksb is an outstanding solution provider for literacy, numeracy and ICT. The bksb products can provide your organisation with a truly exceptional solution for developing the essential skills of your learners in these areas.
All of our products are available online; this means that not only are our products cost effective, but learners can improve their skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT at their own convenience. Our products can be accessed by school pupils, college and university students, and adults who wish to enhance their future prospects.
The look and feel is fantastic and the tool itself has added value to the student experience.Kelly Wilson, Swinburne University of Technology
I find your product essential for identifying the skills gaps for our students, it allows staff to plan for specific need, students to achieve and make progress.Susan Halton, Bolton Youth Challenge
As components of bksb have been mapped to the ACSF, we are able to build on evidence through systematically assessing learner levels and developing personalised training plans to improve learnersKerin Bushell, TAFE Queensland Brisbane
One of the stand-out features of bksb has been the efficiency and speed of the recording results of assessments back to students and teachers.Nola Lucre, TAFE, NSW, South Western Sydney Institute
I am delighted with the overall functionality of bksbLIVE. It provides exactly the service we require and our learners enjoy using the system.Edward Jones, Cymru Care Training Limited
For the students themselves, the ability to have the questions read to them and to alter the backgrounds for eye comfort is an outstanding quality.Lauren Smith, Capricornia School of Distance Education (CSDE)
bksb Initial & Diagnostic Assessments offer us a crucial platform which informs us of our learners' individual needs.Mark Stewart, East Durham College