Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy
This course is run on behalf of 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, training and employment and help participants to become more actively involved in their community!
We make learning the alphabet and numbers fun by applying them to familiar every day activities and situations. Teaching will be based on the interests and personally relevant needs of students to encourage their active involvement in class. By the end of the course, students will be able to recognise basic time, money and measurement, and use simple words and phrases to communicate their ideas and opinions.
During their time with us, students will be supported by our friendly literacy and numeracy expert who will engage them with learning strategies that are sensitive to their specific needs.
Transition & Work Education
|Study Level||Short Course|
To be eligible for the 22294VIC Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy, learners must successfully complete a total of 7 units comprising:
- 2 literacy units from the following literacy unit list
- 2 numeracy units from the following numeracy unit list
- 3 units from the following list that have not previously been completed.
- VU21724 Recognise and use letters of the alphabet
- VU21725 Recognise pictures and symbols
- VU21726 Read simple words
- VU21727 Communicate using pictures and symbols
- VU21728 Write simple words
- VU21729 Communicate orally using single words
- VU21730 Recognise and use whole numbers from 1 to 10
- VU21731 Recognise and use whole numbers from 11 to 20
- VU21732 Recognise and use whole numbers from 21 to 50
- VU21733 Recognise and use whole numbers from 51 to 200
- VU21734 Recognise and use time
- VU21735 Recognise and use coins and notes
- VU21736 Recognise basic mathematical symbols and processes
There are no formal learning prerequisites for participation in the Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy, however students must have a diagnosed permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.
Course materials are provided by Box Hill Institute. Materials fees are subject to partnership Training Service Agreements with individual Disability Service Providers.
This course is suited to students who have a diagnosed permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability who wish to develop literacy and numeracy skills at an initial level.
There are no formal pathways from the Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy, however participation in the course may reduce literacy and numeracy barriers so that learners can access further education.
The everyday use of numbers, symbols and words will be reinforced so that students master the basics of time, money and simple communication.