Literacy And Numeracy Support

Literacy And Numeracy Support

Course Code
Learning Support
Study Area(s)
Adult Literacy and Basic Education
Course Length
Part-time(6 weeks)

Start Date(s): February 2021
End Date(s): December 2021
Days and Time: Three days per week (Mondays
Tuesdays and Wednesdays). 10am - 1.30pm.

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes interactive online tutorials, facilitated video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as one-on-one mentoring. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Literacy and Numeracy Support enables students to improve their employability.

This course is designed to develop the literacy and numeracy skills of learners who intend to study pre-apprenticeship and certificate II courses.

We deliver literacy units focused on reading and writing; and numeracy units that focus on addition, subtraction, weighing, measuring, money and basic mathematical literacy.

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.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
FSKDIG01Use Digital Technology For Basic Workplace Tasks (FSKDIG01)10
FSKNUM14Calculate With Whole Numbers And Familiar Fractions, Decimals And Percentages For Work (FSKNUM14)15
FSKNUM15Estimate, Measure And Calculate With Routine Metric Measurements For Work (FSKNUM15)10
FSKRDG03Read And Respond To Basic Workplace Instructions (FSKRDG03)10
FSKRDG04Read And Respond To Basic Workplace Information (FSKRDG04)10
FSKWTG03Write Basic Workplace Information (FSKWTG03)10
FSKWTG05Complete Simple Workplace Formatted Texts (FSKWTG05)10

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, Building Confidence and Employability skills.

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

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2021 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
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# 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. 

2021 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 2021: $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
80 80 $0.00 $0.0 $8.43

^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 2021. 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 including but is not limited to literacy and/or numeracy.

Where and how can I study?

This program is available at Kangan Institute's Broadmeadows campus.

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.