Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice

About the Course

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who apply substantial specialised skills and knowledge in the field of adult language, literacy and numeracy practice. In these roles they make significant high level judgements to analyse, plan, deliver and evaluate specialised teaching functions within complex contexts.

Adult language, literacy and numeracy skills development is provided by a range of training organisations in vocational education settings, workplaces and the community. Titles for job roles with responsibility for adult language, literacy and numeracy delivery and assessment vary across different organisational contexts. Possible job titles include:

- Practitioner, Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program
- Teacher, Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP)
- Concurrent assistance teacher, training organisation
- Adult literacy and numeracy teacher, training organisation
- Trainer and assessor, training organisation
- Program coordinator, adult community education organisation.

This qualification may not meet the requirements for TESOL teaching. It is advisable to check with relevant jurisdictions and in the human resource statements in accredited course documentation.

The volume of learning of a Graduate Diploma is typically 1-2 years.

Qualification Graduate Diploma
National Code TAE80113
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Further Study

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification can lead to further qualifications at university level.

Upon completion of this course you may be employed as an adult language, literacy and numeracy teacher at a range of training organisations including TAFE, workplaces and adult literacy community initiatives.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

TAFE Western Connect

VET Student Loans

  Starts in October

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: TAE80113-01V01-17WCN-011

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

Access to a training environment is essential in order to complete compulsory practical teaching activities.

This course contains 6 units including 4 core units and 2 electives to be completed over 18 months (3 semesters).
Core units include:
TAELLN801 Analyse and apply adult literacy teaching practices;
TAELLN802 Analyse and apply adult numeracy teaching practices;
TAELLN803 Develop English language skills of adult learners; TAELLN804 Implement and evaluate delivery of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills.
The unit, TAELLN804, is integrated with TAELLN801, TAELLN802 and TAELLN803.
Elective units include:
TAELLN805 Design and conduct pre-training assessment of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills;
TAELLN816 Initiate, develop and evaluate adult LLN resources.
Delivery and assessment tasks for the two electives are integrated.
Course content is delivered via TAFE Western’s online learning website.

This course is designed for people who work or want to work in adult language, literacy and numeracy programs and who want to develop the specialised skills required of an effective LLN practitioner. Work opportunities exist in the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program and as an LLN trainer in the VET sector, the workplace or in a community setting. The course is offered online but is supplemented with personalised support from the course teacher as required by email or phone or Adobe Connect sessions by special arrangement. Candidates who have qualifications and experience in delivering adult language, literacy and numeracy training may apply to receive recognition for the skills they possess. Before applying for RPL, students should request a Recognition Kit from Sue Press 02 6853 9138 ( and complete the self-assessment section of the Recognition Kit in order to confirm their eligibility for Recognition.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered Online

Students undertaking this course will need to commit to 10 hours of online study per week in order to complete all of the course work within the 18 months enrolment period. Access to a training environment is essential in order to complete

Course length: 1 Year

Start Date: 15 October 2017
End Date: 15 May 2019

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

Course fee: $5,995.00. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials. Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge. Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for more information and payment options. Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Register your interest in this course and contact Sue Press, Course Coordinator on 02 6853 9138 or for further details. Candidates are required to demonstrate capacity to study at graduate level by providing evidence of completion of Year 12 Certificate. Alternatively, ability to study at graduate level will need to be demonstrated by completion of an online skills assessment which will be organised by the course coordinator. Please contact Sue Press to arrange this online skills check if you do not have evidence of successful completion of Year 12.

What do I need?

Qualifications and/or experience in teaching, particularly in the field of adult language, literacy and numeracy, are highly recommended. It is recommended that candidates have previously completed Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, (TAE40110 or TAE40116) including the unit, TAELLN411, Address adult LLN skills.