Evaluate skills in reading, using documents and numeracy using the Locator.

This informal self-evaluation provides information on skill strengths and helps to identify areas for ongoing improvement.

When you are done, submit the completed Locator to your instructor for marking so they can help you to gauge the level of performance in each skill area.

The results of the Locator should only be used as a general indication of skills in each skill area and are not intended for high-stakes situations or as a final judgement of your skills.

Use the Locator to:

  • learn more about existing skill levels in three skill areas

  • guide on-going learning or future skill development

  • inform potential skill development opportunities during an apprenticeship

  • gauge skill level improvement after practicing one or more skills 

  • prepare yourself for formal skill evaluations that use constructed response such as TOWES


Important: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC installed on your computer to access the Locator. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.


Preparing for the Locator

Review the Locator Preparation Guide for an overview of the self-evaluation before you get started.

Locator Preparation Guide

Download the Locator

Ready to evaluate your skills? Download the Locator below.