About the course

About the course

This course is run by Box Hill Institute for a variety of Disability Service Providers and is delivered on campus or at your Disability Service Provider's location.

Numbers and words can be confusing for people with a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.  When literacy and numeracy skills are under developed, ordinary life in the community can be affected.  We are here to help!  Together we can break down the barriers to education, employment and living and help participants to become more actively involved in their community.

Learners will complete a total of 11 units.  By the end of the course, students will be able to recognise basic time, money and measurement, and will further develop skills to communicate their ideas and opinions.  Familiar activities and situations will be included to make learning fun and allow participants to tap into their organisation, problem-solving and technology skills. Teaching strategies will be sensitive to the specific needs of students to encourage their active involvement in class and success in the course.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Box Hill Institute and the chosen Disability Service Provider will define the start date of the course.

One semester or as negotiated with the chosen Disability Service Provider.

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Career Outcomes

The Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy will require the use of skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving that are valuable for employment preparation. 

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Entry Requirements

Learners must have evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment/intellectual disability.


This course is run by Box Hill Institute for a variety of Disability Service Providers and is delivered on campus or at your Disability Service Provider's location.  If you wish to apply, your Disability Service Provider will refer you to the Box Hill Institute Course Coordinator. 

Pathways & Accreditation

There are no formal pathways from the Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy, however participation in the course may reduce literacy and numeracy barriers so that learners can access further education.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 1

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition and materials fees are subject to partnership Training Service Agreements with individual Disability Service Providers.  Tuition fees will vary depending on the units selected. Concession rates apply.  Industry-based groups are exempt from service and amenties fees.  

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Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

To be eligible for the award of 22555VIC Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy, learners must successfully complete a total of 11 units. The 11 units must comprise 3 literacy units from the literacy list, 3 numeracy units from the numeracy list and 5 units not already selected from the literacy/numeracy lists.

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