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Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Certificate I Of

Code: 22293VIC

Overview

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Next Intake

Ongoing

Next Intake

February

Increase your confidence

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy will develop your literacy, numeracy and communication skills in preparation for the workplace. With changes in technology, literacy is more important than ever for job opportunities and socialising. You will learn to write simple sentences, communicate through conversation and develop basic numeracy skills using money, time, and measurement through hands-on activities. Your self-esteem and confidence will grow as your interpersonal skills improve.

Personalised learning from experienced teachers

Melbourne Polytechnic has decades of experience teaching literacy and numeracy skills, including active participation on the re-accreditation committee to ensure that your course is completely up-to-date. Your friendly teacher will work with you to develop an individualised program from beginning to end. Your learning will focus on the needs and opportunities that are relevant to you. Completing the course includes pathway planning, documenting your strengths and pathways and preparing an action plan for you to follow once the course is complete. At Melbourne Polytechnic, we limit class sizes to ten students to ensure you receive individual attention. As a Melbourne Polytechnic student you will have access to our libraries and learning services including computer labs, libraries and sporting facilities.

The start of your dream career

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy is the first step on a path to your dream career. Using the skills learned through this course, you might find entry-level full-time, part-time or casual work. You could work in a wide variety of industries such as retail, hospitality, horticulture or animal studies.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

The Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy is an opportunity to set you on a path to your dream career. You may also gain employment at entry level in a wide variety of industries such as Retail, Hospitality, Horticulture and Animal Studies

Pathways

You may be able to use this course as a pathway into courses as varied as:
  • Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance
  • Certificate II in Visual Arts
  • Certificate II in Animals Studies
  • Certificate II in Painting and Decorating

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Class Schedule

Flexible delivery to meet your study needs

Assessment Methods

Assessment consists of demonstrations, verbal questioning, short answer, practical exercises, role play, reports and observation.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
VU21288 CREATE SHORT SIMPLE TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Core 15
VU21737 READ PHRASES Core 85
VU21740 READ SIMPLE SENTENCES Core 70
VU21742 COMMUNICATE ORALLY USING SIMPLE SENTENCES Core 35
VU21738 WRITE PHRASES Core 85
VU21284 ENGAGE WITH SHORT SIMPLE TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Core 20
VU21756 USE SIMPLE SUBTRACTION SKILLS Core 40
VU21755 USE SIMPLE ADDITION SKILLS Core 40
VU21739 COMMUNICATE ORALLY USING PHRASES Core 80
VU21751 USE METRIC WEIGHTS Core 25
VU21754 USE COINS AND NOTES Core 25

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$950.00 - $7800.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

You will need to supply:
  • paper and pen
  • folder
  • mobile phone (to monitor time)
  • topped-up MYKI card for excursions

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Requirements

To apply you will need:
  • an application form
  • to have an interview
  • to be at least 16 years old
  • support of family/advocate
Applicants for this program will have a disability - e.g. Intellectual Disability, Autism, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.