Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Wednesday LifeSkills Program

The LifeSkills program is for students who wish to continue their learning in a small supportive environment.  The curriculum addresses the need for ongoing skill development in reading, writing and numeracy. In addition, there is a focus on ensuring that student’s educational gaps are met as well as providing the skills necessary for independent living, community participation, and further education / training options.


  • Classes are held every Wednesday during school terms.
  • Class times 10:00am - 2:30pm.
  • Students who participate in this program complete the below certificate.

22293VIC Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy

This certificate is intended to support the development of literacy and numeracy skills for students with a permanent cognitive impairment/intellectual disability. The focus of the certificate is to support the development of literacy and numeracy skills.

Course Structure

Successful completion of 22293VIC Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy requires successful completion of 11 units:

VU21737    Read Phrases
VU21738    Write phrases
VU21742    Communicate orally using simple sentences
VU21041    Complete forms
VU21743    Give and follow simple directions
VU20939    Recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols
VU21744    Recognise and use simple fractions
VU21745    Count and use numbers from 1 to 100
VU21754    Use coins and notes
VU21755    Use simple addition skills
VU21756    Use simple subtraction skills

Delivery Options

1 day per week over 2 years during school term. Students can commence at any time during the year. 

Course Requirements

This program is for adults with a permanent cognitive impairment/ intellectual disability. There are no course pre-requisites as this course is at foundation level.

Pre-Training Review

Part of the enrolment process, Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley must conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies. The Pre-Training Review will:

a) identify any competencies previously acquired (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), or Credit Transfer);
b) ascertain the most appropriate qualification for each student to enrol in, 
c) ascertain that the proposed learning strategies and materials are appropriate for each student
d) ascertain current learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills. An important component of the pre training review process encompasses each student completing an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) assessment.  The (ACSF) assessment enables Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley to identify the student’s core skill level in the areas of Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral communication and Numeracy.

The Pre-Training Review will ascertain if this course is suitable for you.

Training and Assessment

For the successful completion of this course, we require students to attend classes regularly. Classes are delivered by a qualified tutor in a face to face classroom setting. Students must complete a series of assessment tasks to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent in each unit. These tasks may take the form of work sheets, projects, computer activities etc. which will be completed in the classroom. Support is provided to assist students to complete these tasks. Please refer to RTO-Support Services Policy in the Student Handbook.

Special Consideration in Assessment

We offer flexible scheduling in training and assessment and are able to extend assessment timeframes to meet student’s needs. Assistance when undertaking assessment is available by providing oral or scribe services.

Eligibility for Government Funding

To be eligible for government funding an individual must meet Skills First requirements as follows:

a) An individual must be:

i) an Australian citizen; or
ii) a holder of a permanent visa; or
iii) a New Zealand citizen;

b) An individual must not be;

i) the holder of a qualification issued by an Australian higher education provider that is at AQF level 5 (Diploma) or higher
ii) enrolled in the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Skills for Education and Employment’ program and
iii) not attending school.

Please note government funding is only available for up to two government subsidised courses in a calendar year.

Course Fees

Please note fees represent amount payable for one calendar year and as your course exceeds more than one year, new fees will be payable each year. At the end of the calendar year you will be informed of your financial commitment for the coming year and you will have the option to cease your studies if you choose.  

Please refer to the Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley Fees and Charges.


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

If you require further information or wish to apply for a place in this course you must contact Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley on 9808 2000

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RTO No 20213

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