This Course supports Participants with an intellectual disability in developing:
- literacy through reading, writing skills and forming simple sentences
- numeracy skills using numbers from 1 to 100
- job ready skills
- general communication skills
- social and behavioural skills
- general study skills
- coins and notes recognition and usage
- self-esteem and self-worth
The Course is an avenue for Participants to build and maintain literacy and numeracy in a formal structured learning environment with aims to provide skills and knowledge which are transferable into future employability skills. The Course is also a way to pathway informally into other Certificate I and II Courses.
Units (and nominal hours):
Electives: Read phrases (85), Write phrases (85), Communicate orally using phrases (80), Read simple sentences (70), Write simple sentences (70), Communicate orally using simple sentences (35), Count and use numbers from 1 to 100 (20), Count to 50 by multiples of 2 (20), Use coins and notes (25), Use simple addition skills (40), Use simple subtraction skills (40).
There are no formal pathways from the Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy. There are no formal pathways from the Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Latrobe Lifeskills does recommend that Participants completing the Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy, may then choose to continue their studies in 22301VIC Certificate I in Transition Education or 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education. The Course supports the development of skills and knowledge in literacy, language and numeracy as identified as being required for future volunteer work, work experience and for engaging within the community.
Pre-requisites / Entry Requirements:
There are no prerequisites for this Course.
Lifeskills is open to all Participant applicants and there are no minimum qualification requirements.
Anyone wishing to attend Lifeskills is required to complete an Application Form and attend a Pre-Training Review (interview). A Participant may be asked to attend a trial period to ensure the Course is suitable to the Participant’s needs and interests.
Fully classroom based and face-to-face supervised training delivery and assessment.
The course is delivered over 2 years on a part-time study basis. Lifeskills will provide a timetable and schedule prior to commencement of training.
Fees / Eligibility for government-subsidised training:
Lifeskills encourages individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. Accredited training under the Skills First Program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding and are nationally recognised. You may be eligible for a Skills First funded place, contact Lifeskills to find out more.
|Unit Code & Title||Core/Elective||Nominal Hours|
|VU21737 Read phrases||Elective||85|
|VU21738 Write phrases||Elective||85|
|VU21739 Communicate orally using phrases||Elective||80|
|VU21740 Read simple sentences||Elective||70|
|VU21741 Write simple sentences||Elective||70|
|VU21742 Communicate orally using simple sentences||Elective||35|
|VU21745 Count and use numbers from 1 to 100||Elective||20|
|VU21746 Count to 50 by multiples of 2||Electivev||20|
|VU21754 Use coins and notes||Elective||25|
|VU21755 Use simple addition skills||Elective||40|
|VU21756 Use simple subtraction skills||Elective||40|