Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Course Name Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Course Code 22294VIC
Nominal Hours Max. 360

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Course Overview

This course is intended to support the development of literacy and numeracy skills for learners with intellectual disabilities, focusing on simple tasks that can be adapted to their everyday lives, allowing for flexible selection of units to maximise their opportunities. The content and structure of this course focuses on life skills including personal development, engagement in the community as well as moving towards further education/training or possible supported employment.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Delivery Principles

  • Building on interests, abilities and strengths
  • Focus on practical ‘hands on’ learning
  • Encourage personal development and growth
  • Recognition of student achievement and contributions both formal and informal
  • Enabling students to learn at own pace
  • Learning in different ways according to different learning styles

Units may include:-

  • Recognise and use letters of the alphabet
  • Recognise pictures and symbols
  • Communicate using pictures and symbols
  • Recognise and use whole numbers from 1 to 10
  • Recognise and use whole numbers from 11 to 20
  • Recognise and use time
  • Recognise coins and notes


Concession Tuition Fee
(Subject to eligibility. Proof of concession required)
$151.20 ($0.42 per nom. hour)
Government Subsidised Tuition Fee
(If eligible for funding)
$756 ($2.10 per nom. hour)
Government Contribution to Training $5,040 ($14 per hour)
Full Tuition Fee
(If not eligible for Govt. subsidy)
Materials Fee
(All participants to pay)
Administration Fee

Education Allowance Supplement for eligible students:

The Australian government’s Education Allowance Supplement goes towards covering the costs of training for eligible students. Students can only receive one (1) Education Allowance Supplement payment at any one time.

Concession rates for Skills First Program eligible students:

The concession rate of 20% of the Standard Tuition fee up to and including
Certificate IV level qualifications, as listed above is applicable to an individual who,
prior to the commencement of training, holds a current and valid concession card:

  • Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth
  • Pensioner Concession Card; or Veteran’s Gold Card; or An alternative card or concession eligibility criterion approved by the Minister.
  • Individuals who self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (applicable to all levels of qualifications)

These concessions also apply to a dependent spouse or dependent child of a card holder.

Pre-training Review

Conducted for all prospective candidates to determine if:

  • The candidate has the appropriate foundation skills requirements to enter this qualification, and
  • The candidate holds vocational competency and currency in the proposed area which they intend to train and assess.

The review provides essential information about the learner, their industry and current workplace roles. This information allows SGAE to individualise training for the learner and contextualise for the industry ensuring appropriate delivery for success supported by diverse learner resources to give relevance to the unit/s within this qualification.

Enrolments, Fees & Refunds

All enrolments must be confirmed by payment of fees. Payment plans may also be available. Cancellation fees may apply. Please refer to our Fees & Refund Policy.

For more information about this course, visit training.gov.au