Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Course Name Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Course Code 22554VIC
Nominal Hours Max. 360

Course Description

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.


The Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy is restricted to post compulsory school aged learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.

Entry to this program is therefore restricted to adult learners who can provide evidence of having a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability. The permissible documents of evidence include:

  • Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner
  • Doctors/Specialist reports
  • Attendance at specialist school/SDS
  • Integration support at school
  • Integration support at school with modified curriculum
  • A letter from a registered medical practitioner stating the student has a
    permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability

There are no educational entry requirements for this course, however a pre-training interview will be conducted to gain necessary background information on all students to determine this program is appropriate for them. Individuals are assessed for relevant language, literacy and numeracy levels for this program.

Carers are encouraged to attend the sessions.

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

Student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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Payment plans may also be available. Cancellation fees may apply. Please refer to our Fees & Refund Policy.

How to Apply

To apply, please call our Head Office on 1800 810 393.