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Literacy and numeracy courses (foundation skills in reading, writing and maths)

Literacy and Numeracy courses offer students a chance to expand on their reading, writing and maths skills and gain the confidence to apply them professionally.

Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish basic maths, written and oral communicative tasks within any organisation.

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Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice

Course code: TAE80113

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.

Statement of Attainment in Adult Numeracy Teaching Practices

Course code: 357-R6047V01

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply effective adult numeracy teaching practices to meet the needs of those participating in numeracy provision in vocational education and training (VET) contexts. The unit addresses the analysis and application of numeracy teaching practices to a minimum of ACSF level 3. It includes the ability to access assistance from mathematics or technical specialists when necessary for applications of numeracy above ACSF level 3. The unit applies to those who deliver adult language, literacy and numeracy skills provision, including: Stand-alone courses, such as are required for the Language Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) Workplace courses, such as the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program Those delivering in vocational and community-based settings. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

TAFE Plus Statement in Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training

Course code: 160-17135V01

This is an online course covering all aspects of becoming a Volunteer Literacy Tutor including:- Legal and ethical requirements, Mentoring skills, Self-assessment for Literacy Tutoring, information about reading, writing and strategies to work with adults, children, speakers of languages other than English and members of local Aboriginal communities. It includes a resource and Compulsory activities.

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

Course code: 10361NAT

This course is a foundation course for people who have no or limited formal schooling, no literacy skills in English and who may not have literacy skills in their first language. The course is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) general education English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. Learning outcomes in this course include: - learning strategies to study in formal learning environments - decoding and writing words and simple sentences - recognising and writing the alphabet - recognising and writing simple numbers - understanding time and money - giving personal information - participating in simple conversational exchanges.

Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

Course code: FSK20113

This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways. This qualification is suitable for individuals who require: - A pathway to employment or vocational training - Reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3 - Entry level digital literacy and employability skills - A vocational training and employment plan.

Certificate II in Further Study Skills

Course code: 10591NAT

This course is for people who wish to further their education or training and require the following skills and knowledge: - reading, writing, numeracy, digital literacy, and humanities for continued engagement in further education - Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) units to successfully undertake vocational qualifications such as engineering, electro-technology, building and construction, manufacturing and automotive industries - mathematics and science to prepare for employment in trades or traineeships - English, mathematics and science for general and trade level entry to the Australian Defence Forces

Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Science

Course code: 900-10591SV01

This short course contains the Science units of competency required for general entry to the Australian Defence Forces. Successful completion of 900-10591EV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation English 2017 and 900-10591MV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Maths 2017, satisfies the academic entry requirements for general entry to ADF. Additional completion of 900-10591SV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Science 2017 is required for ADF trades entry.

Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways

Course code: FSK10113

This qualification is designed for individuals who require significant foundation skills support to access a vocational learning pathway. The qualification is suitable for individuals who require: - a prevocational pathway to employment and vocational training - reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 1 - entry level digital technology and employability skills. Foundation Skills Training Package qualifications may not be listed as an entry requirement for vocational qualifications. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course in Foundation Skills for Learner Drivers

Course code: 10227NAT

This course is designed for people who require: - literacy, numeracy and digital technology skills development to pass the NSW Driver Knowledge Test - support and confidence to participate further in formal education. On successful completion of this course, the learner should be able to pass the NSW Driver Knowledge Test.

Certificate II in Study Skills

Course code: 10580NAT

This course is for people who wish to further their education or training and require the following skills and knowledge: - reading, writing, numeracy, digital literacy, and humanities for continued engagement in further education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) units at an introductory level to successfully undertake vocational qualifications such as Engineering, Electro-technology, Building and Construction, Manufacturing and Automotive industries - mathematics and science to prepare for employment in trades or traineeships

Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

Course code: FSK10213

This qualification is designed for individuals who need skills to prepare for a vocational pathway qualification or further foundation skills development. This qualification is suitable for individuals who require: - A prevocational pathway to employment and vocational training - Reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 2 - Entry level digital technology and employability skills - Education, training and employment goals.

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Course code: 10364NAT

This course is an intermediate course for people who have developed a survival level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and who have had some formal or informal exposure to English. The course provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an additional language (EAL). It is primarily for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop English language skills to participate in a range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics. Students will develop intermediate skills in: - learning strategies to study in formal learning environments - comprehending and participating in casual spoken exchanges - comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges - participating in interviews - comprehending and conducting presentations - comprehending and participating in discussions - composing formal correspondence - completing formatted texts - comprehending and composing narrative texts - comprehending and composing information texts - comprehending and composing discussions and expositions - comprehending and composing jobseeking texts - comprehending news stories and advertisements - comprehending and composing visual texts - comprehending and giving complex instructions - language for jobseeking - comprehending and performing multi-step mathematical operations - applying and interpreting mathematical information.

Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Maths

Course code: 900-10591MV01

This short course contains the Maths units of competency required for general entry to the Australian Defence Forces. Successful completion of 900-10591EV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation English 2017 and 900-10591MV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Maths 2017, satisfies the academic entry requirements for general entry to ADF. Additional completion of 900-10591SV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Science 2017 is required for ADF trades entry.

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What pathways could a literacy and numeracy course lead to?

A literacy and numeracy course can lead to a number of job and course pathways, as higher levels of education in reading, writing and mathematical skills will increase your chances for study as well as in the job market.

Qualifications in literacy and numeracy will lead to better everyday communication in your community as well as preparing students for further education, employment or citizenship.

Whether you're just starting out improving your literacy and numeracy skills, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice, Foundation Skills Support, Skills for Work and Training, Foundation English Language Skills and Vocational and Community Engagement.