This Course supports Participants with an intellectual disability in developing:
- initial literacy and numeracy skills
- recognition and use of letters of the alphabet
- job ready and behavioural skills
- general communication skills using pictures and symbols
- social skills through verbal communication and ques
- general study skills
- recognising numbers from 1 to 10
- coins and notes recognition
- self-esteem and self-worth
The Course is designed to assist Participants in maintaining literacy skills developed for the workplace and general community.
Units (and nominal hours):
Electives: Recognise and use letters of the alphabet (40), Read simple words (80), Communicate using pictures and symbols (40), Write simple words (80), Communicate verbally using single words (40), Recognise and use whole numbers from 1 to 10 (20), Recognise coins and notes (40).
There are no formal pathways from the Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Latrobe Lifeskills does recommend that Participants completing the Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy may then continue their studies in the higher level 22293VIC Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy Course. 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|
|VU21724 Recognise and use letters of the alphabet||Elective||40|
|VU21726 Read simple words||Elective||80|
|VU21727 Communicate using pictures and symbols||Elective||40|
|VU21728 Write simple words||Elective||80|
|VU21729 Communicate Verbally using single words||Elective||40|
|VU21730 Recognise and use whole numbers from 1 to 10||Elective||20|
|VU21735 Recognise coins and notes||Elective||40|