22293VIC Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Award Course


Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy is a course for post compulsory school aged learners with an Intellectual Disability or Permanent Cognitive Impairment to develop skills with a view to find the most appropriate option for them in the community.


Students will improve their Literacy and Numeracy skills which will lead to increased general knowledge and opportunities in supported employment in a variety of industries.


Successful completion of this course will enable progression to Certificate I in Work Education, Certificate I in General Education for Adults or on to supported employment.

Course Delivery

Students will participate in real life learning experiences which may include excursions to the bank, Centrelink, shopping and community service agencies. Classes are Monday and Tuesday 9.00am to 3.30pm. This equates to 580 hours delivered over 39 weeks.

Entry Requirements

Entry to Certificate I in Initial Adult literacy and Numeracy is restricted to post compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment/intellectual disability which may be accompanied by additional conditions such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social and/or emotional issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific learning disabilities, Mental health conditions, Physical disabilities. | Permanent cognitive impairment/intellectual disability must be evidenced. Evidence could include: Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner, Doctors/specialist reports, Attendance at a Special School/SDS, Integration support at school, Integration support at school with modified curriculum. | Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

39 Weeks

Units & Assessment
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
VU20939 Recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols 10 $20.00
VU21041 Complete forms 20 $20.00
VU21282 Develop a learning plan and portfolio with support 20 $15.00
VU21284 Engage with short simple texts for learning purposes 20 $15.00
VU21288 Create short simple texts for learning purposes 15 $15.00
VU21739 Communicate orally using phrases 80 $15.00
VU21740 Read simple sentences 70 $25.00
VU21741 Write simple sentences 70 $25.00
VU21742 Communicate orally using simple sentences 35 $25.00
VU21743 Give and follow simple directions 25 $15.00
VU21744 Recognise and use simple fractions 20 $10.00
VU21745 Count and use numbers from 1 to 100 20 $10.00
VU21751 Use simple metric weights 25 $10.00
VU21752 Use simple liquid measures 25 $10.00
VU21753 Use simple linear measures 25 $10.00
VU21754 Use coins and notes 25 $10.00
VU21755 Use simple addition skills 40 $10.00
VU21756 Use simple subtraction skills 40 $10.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $1,539
Concession $438
RPL Government Subsidised $832
RPL Concession $166
RPL Self-funded $1,247
Self-Funded $1,955

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.00AM - 3.00PM
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9.00AM - 3.00PM