Grow your abilities

Take the next step in your learning and development with this accredited course. Created with the needs of people with intellectual disability and permanent cognitive impairment in mind, you’ll build on your basic literacy and numeracy with more complex skills.







To be awarded 22555VIC Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy, a student must successfully complete a total of eleven (11) units of competency, consisting of:

  • three (3) literacy units, and;
  • three (3) numeracy units and;
  • five (5) literacy and / or numeracy units that have not previously been completed.

Where the course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed units.

genU Training delivers the literacy and numeracy units listed below. These units have been selected based on course curriculum requirements, student pathways and/or student and trainer/assessor feedback.

Literacy units

VU22907 Read simple phrases
VU22908 Write simple phrases
VU22909 Communicate orally using simple phrases
VU22910 Read simple sentences
VU22911 Write simple sentences
VU22912 Communicate orally using simple sentences


Numeracy units

VU22915 Count and use numbers up to 100
VU22916 Use simple multiples up to 100
VU22921 Use coins and notes
VU22922 Use simple addition skills
VU22923 Use simple subtraction skills


Work placement



When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

Entry to the 22555VIC 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.

Permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability must be evidenced. Evidence could include but is not limited to:

  • 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

While learners may also have the following conditions, these alone do not constitute a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability:

  • Social and / or emotional issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Mental health conditions
  • Physical disabilities

Speak with our Customer Enquiry team today for further assistance with course entry requirements.

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills
  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills




While students and other visitors attending onsite (excluding paid or volunteer workers) are no longer required to show evidence that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, those undertaking placements must continue to adhere to the vaccination mandate that applies to their sector and/or their placement host.


What will you learn?

You’ll develop essential skills to help improve your ability to participate in the community. Achieve greater levels of independence through improved communication skills by learning to read, write and use text or voice to converse. You’ll learn how to count and use numbers as well as perform simple addition and subtraction. Learners graduate with a number of important employability skills.

Where could your skills take you?

  • Employment
  • Volunteering

What could you study next?

  • 22556VIC Certificate I in Work Education
  • 22557VIC Certificate I in Transition Education


Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Program. Am I eligible?

Concession Fee (Skills First Program) Standard Fee (Skills First Program) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 8,400.00

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

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals. We encourage students with a disability to access government subsidised training. There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.

genU Training offer 22555VIC Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy & Numeracy, in the following format:

On-campus (day)  – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

        • 1 day per week (9:30am – 3:30pm) for 12 months approx; or
        • 2 days per week (9:30am – 3:30pm) for 6 months approx.


NB: All study modes require students to access and undertake additional activities, including: research activities, reflections and assessments via the Learning Management System (LMS).


Time zones:  Local state time zones are observed


Please select your course of interest from the “Upcoming Courses” list below.

Click the “Apply” button and complete the form or make an enquiry to find out about courses in your area.

Our Customer Enquiries Team will contact you after you’ve complete the form to make a personalised appointment to discuss your training options.


Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Course Code:

Study Mode:
On-campus (day)

Course Length
6 months approx. (2 days a week) or 12 months approx. (1 day a week)

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Wednesday, 26th Oct 2022

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Geelong
  • Study Mode: On-campus
  • Study Time: One day per week
  • Vacancies: 8

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