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 of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice is typically one to two years.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Qualification Graduate Diploma
National Code TAE80113
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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

  Starts in October

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: TAE80113-01V02-18WCN-010

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

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.
It is the responsibility of the student to organise a suitable teaching environment for their practicum in consultation with the course teacher.

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 teacher in the VET sector, the workplace or in a community setting.

The course is offered using a Moodle, supplemented with personalised support from the course teacher as required by email, phone, and connected classroom 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. It is the responsibility of the student to organise a suitable teaching environment for their practicum in consultation with the course teacher. All resources for the course are provided in Moodle so there are no additional costs associated with buying resources, for example, textbooks.

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

When will I study?

This course is delivered Online

Class attendance is Part time

Students undertaking this course will need to commit to 12 hours of study per week in order to complete all of the course work within the 18 month enrolment period.

Course length: 12 hours per week for 18 Months

Start Date: 15 October 2018
End Date: 21 April 2020

What will I pay?

This course cost $8020.00 payment is available by semester instalments.

Non-Government subsidised fee: $8,020.00 per course (GST free). There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this option. 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

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.