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22294VIC – Course in Initial Adult Literacy & Numeracy

The aim of this course is to deliver quality training to students with various levels of intellectual and cognitive impairment and is designed to empower and support a wide range of adult and teenage learners at the most fundamental literacy level. With a student centered approach, the training students undertake not only assists in developing literacy and job ready skills; it also supports students in developing maximum independence in the community. Learning is made fun by combining learning with games, puzzles, quizzes and hands-on experiences. Classes are kept small to ensure students can be individually supported. Support staff and volunteers are also incorporated into the program as required.


This course has a combined nominal duration of 246 hours. This is undertaken as a combination of class based delivery, excursions and independent learning tasks.


Assessment is provided in a standard format by usinga variety of methods including observation, question and answer, portfolio of evidence, role plays and more.


Entry to the Course 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. Permanent cognitive impairment/intellectual disability must be evidenced which may include formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner, doctors/specialist reports, attendance at a Special School/SDS, integration support at school or integration

support at school with modified curriculum.


All candidates are expected to complete a Pre-Training Review prior to enrolment. This review ensures that the delivery and assessment plan is designed to meet your individual needs. This will be assessed by a trainer to ascertain your suitability for this qualification. Your eligibility and pathway choices will also be discussed.


Once your suitability for this qualification has been ascertained you will complete the enrolment process. You will also be given a student handbook.


Subsidised non-concession places available for persons looking to up-skill to a higher qualification.

Enrolment in a funded place for this course may have a later impact on your ability to access future Government funding.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access Government funding.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.  

Encompass College of Education & Training (RTO6899)
To apply for any of these classes click here to express or come visit us at 31 Barwon Terrace, Geelong VIC 3220

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Phone: (03) 5222 3377


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79 Gheringhap Street
Geelong VIC 3220
PH: (03) 5222 3377
FAX: (03) 5229 6191