Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Course Name Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Course Code 22554VIC
Course Length 6 months
Date/s TBC
Timetable 1 day per week, 9:00am - 3:00pm

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Course Description

The Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy is intended to support development of foundation
literacy and numeracy skills for learners with intellectual disabilities.

It is intended that learners will build knowledge of:

  • letter identification as the building blocks of words
  • simple strategies to relate pictures or symbols to words
  • simple strategies to identify words
  • non-verbal strategies to assist communication
  • whole numbers, simple fractions and simple strategies for recognition and use.

The overall 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.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name
VU22905 Recognise coins and notes
VU22896 Recognise pictures and symbols
VU22898 Communicate using picture and symbols
VU22892 Recognise and use letters from the alphabet
VU22899 Write simple words
VU22897 Read simple words
VU22904 Recognise and use time


Concession Tuition Fee
(Subject to eligibility. Proof of concession required)
$150 ($0.42 per nom. hour)
Government Subsidised Tuition Fee
(If eligible for funding)
$750 ($2.08 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.