Course Code
Study Area(s)
Adult Literacy and Basic Education
Course Length

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments
End Date(s): 6 months following commencement
Days and Time: Depending on student need

Course Overview

Literacy and Numeracy Support enables students to improve their employability.

This literacy and numeracy course is designed to assist students to develop their language, literacy, and/or numeracy (LLN) skills in order to achieve competent results in their vocational studies.

Often students undertaking apprenticeships, VCE or other vocational studies and need to further develop their literacy and numeracy skills in order to successfully complete their course work.

Learning Support is a program customised to assist each individual to develop their foundation skills.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
FSKDIG03Use Digital Technology For Routine Workplace Tasks15
FSKRDG10Read And Respond To Routine Workplace Information15
FSKWTG09Write Routine Workplace Texts15
VU21326Engage With Texts Of Limited Complexity For Learning Purposes25

How will I be assessed?

Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

Many students experience a lot of anxiety with literacy and numeracy. Sometimes shame can cause silence or disruption in class. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance if you need Learning Support at any stage of your vocational studies. We are here to help you succeed.

What will I study?

Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Learning, Oral Communication and Employability skills.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2018 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2018 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2018: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
95 95 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2018. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email for a fee schedule.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However you will be required to undertake a short literacy and numeracy assessment to ensure this program will assist in the further development of your Foundation skills inlcuding but is not limited to literacy and/or numeracy.

Where and how can I study?

Learning Support programs such as this are available at Kangan Institute's Broadmeadows, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Richmond and Docklands campuses.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This program aims to improve reading, writing or numeracy, as well as employability skills and may give access to further education and training opportunities.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain in goal setting, writing, reading, numeracy, listening and oral communication. The course is designed to increase your confidence in foundation skills such as literacy and numeracy.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the program you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the units you successfully complete. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This program may assist with entry into further vocational studies.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will undertake an initial LLN (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) assessment to ensure this program will assist to develop further your foundation skills.