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Learning made accessible for you

Every person should have the opportunity to learn and grow. Develop essential competencies and empower yourself with this accredited course. Designed to meet the unique learning requirements of people with permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability, the Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy course is offered free to eligible learners.

To be awarded 22554VIC Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy, a student must successfully complete a total of seven (7) units of competency, consisting of:

  • two (2) literacy units, and;
  • two (2) numeracy units and;
  • 3 (3) 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

  • VU22892 Recognise and use letters from the alphabet
  • VU22897 Read simple words
  • VU22898 Communicate using pictures and symbols
  • VU22899 Write simple words
  • VU22900 Communicate orally using simple words

Numeracy units

  • VU22901 Recognise and use whole numbers up to 20
  • VU22905 Recognise coins and notes

On successful completion, learners will receive a Statement of Attainment for all accredited units.

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 22554VIC Course 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

What will you learn?

With specialist support from genU Training educators, this entry level course puts literacy and numeracy within reach. You’ll learn how to recognise and use letters and numbers and identify common pictures and symbols. Empower yourself for greater independence with everyday tasks such as understanding and using time, as well as recognising coins and notes. Graduates also have the skills to read and write simple words.

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

Fees – Victoria

Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. In addition to tuition fees, there may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member can help you determine your course fees. 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.

Concession Fee (Skills First Program) Standard Fee (Skills First Program) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 4,900.00

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

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals.

genU Training offer 22554VIC Course 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 approximately 7 months.

Please select your preferred course location and date from the list below.

Click the Apply button and complete the online application. Once we receive your application, our Customer Enquiries Team will contact you to progress your application and advise of next steps. You can find out more about the application process.

If you need support to complete your application, we are happy to help. Simply call 1300 582 687 or contact us online.

Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

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Study Mode:
On-campus (day)

Course Length
7 months approx. (1 day per week)