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Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Code: 22555VIC

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Overview

Campus
Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Next Intake

Ongoing, February

Next Intake

February

Increase your confidence

Our 22555VIC 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 22555VIC 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 the Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy 22555VIC 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

Study Pathways

You may be able to use this course as a pathway into:
  • Certificate I in Work Education 22302VIC
  • Certificate II in Visual Arts CUA21115
  • Certificate II in Animal Care ACM20121
  • Certificate II in Painting and Decorating CPC30611

Course Details

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus

Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute.

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.

Code Subject Elective Hours
VU22344 ENGAGE WITH SHORT SIMPLE TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Elective 20
VU22349 CREATE SHORT SIMPLE TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Elective 15
VU22907 Read simple phrases Elective 85
VU22908 WRITE SIMPLE PHRASES Elective 85
VU22909 COMMUNICATE ORALLY USING SIMPLE PHRASES Elective 80
VU22910 Read Simple Sentences Elective 70
VU22912 COMMUNICATE ORALLY USING SIMPLE SENTENCES Elective 35
VU22918 USE SIMPLE METRIC WEIGHTS Elective 25
VU22921 USE COINS AND NOTES Elective 25
VU22922 USE SIMPLE ADDITION SKILLS Elective 40
VU22923 USE SIMPLE SUBTRACTION SKILLS Elective 40

Attend an Information Session

Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $220 $1100 $8850
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $395 $1350 $9100
Per year $
Per semester $

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

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 2021. 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.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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

Requirements

To apply you will need: Applicants for this program will have a disability - e.g. Intellectual Disability, Autism, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Next Steps

Work Education students are required to complete and return an application form and attend an informal interview to find the best suited class and discuss any additional requirements that may be needed to support studies. All future students who have submitted an application will be contacted via email to schedule the interview between August and December.

Students will need to also organise a Unique Student Identifier (USI) if they don't have one. This can be done online. Please bring this along to the interview session with any other documents and identification required which will be outlined to you in the email.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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