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Develop your literacy and numeracy skills for work or further study

An alternative for students wanting to step out of the school system, this course is designed for people with special learning needs.

Full time students will need to attend five days a week for 20 hours for up to six months.

Part of the Foundation programs, the Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy will help you develop skills to plan your learning, while assisting you in developing your literacy and numeracy.

Students will need to attend five days a week for 20 hours for up to six months.

For information on student support provided while studying at Chisholm, visit our Current Students site. Here you will also find important information on student life, student activities, careers and counselling support. A concise summary can be found in our Student Guide, including information on withdrawals, refunds and complaints.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Dandenong, Frankston
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 6 months. Part Time, 12 months.
Start dates
Ongoing throughout the year