Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply highly specialised skills and knowledge in the field of adult language, literacy and numeracy practice. In these roles they generate and evaluate complex ideas through the analysis of policy, information and concepts at an abstract level; and design and implement appropriate responses through a combination of research, targeted strategies for language, literacy and numeracy programs in different contexts, and the application of teaching practices.

The diversity of learners attending adult language, literacy and numeracy provision requires effective and innovative educational leaders, program managers and researchers with responsibility for adult language, literacy and numeracy policy development and response, and program design and review. This qualification develops the skills and knowledge required to fulfil this responsibility in a variety of roles.

Possible job titles include:

  • adult literacy and numeracy teacher or leader, training organisation
  • practitioner or coordinator, Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program
  • senior educator – teaching and learning, training organisation
  • adult literacy and numeracy resource developer
  • program coordinator, training organisation
  • educational consultant
  • workforce development leader
  • policy advisor on language, literacy and numeracy.

This qualification may not meet the requirements for TESOL teaching. It is advisable to check with relevant jurisdictions and in the human resource statements in accredited course documentation.


Volume of learning is typically 1 – 2 years. There may be variations between short learning duration, specialist qualifications that build on knowledge and skills already acquired, and longer duration qualifications that are designed as entry level requirements for work.

$6800 (RPL: $5200)

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, although it is expected that candidates will demonstrate the potential to undertake study at graduate level. A Pre-Training Assessment is conducted with enrolment to determine the Foundation Skills of the learner in relation to the requirements of the course.

There are eight units of competency in this qualification

  • three core units and
  • five elective units.
Unit Code Unit Title
Core Units
BSBRES801A Initiate and lead applied research
TAELLN811 Analyse policy and formulate strategic language, literacy and numeracy response
TAELLN812 Research and implement new adult language, literacy and numeracy practices
Elective Units
TAELLN813 Formulate workplace strategy for adult language, literacy and numeracy skill development.
TAELLN814 Design programs to develop adult language, literacy and numeracy skills.
TAELLN815 Develop strategy for adult language, literacy and numeracy skill development in a community program.
TAELLN816 Initiate, develop and evaluate adult language, literacy and numeracy resources.
BSBINN801A Lead innovative thinking and practice.

All students will need to undertake a minimum of 80 hours of practical experience in LLN teaching. Students are required to organise their own work placement and this can be completed prior to or during the course.

The Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Leadership is studied as a 12 month part-time study load. The course will require students to independently study and submit their coursework via email.

Assessment information will be provided to you at the start of the course by your trainer and you must abide by the assessment requirements set by MW Training Consultants and your trainers.

Your coursework will be returned with feedback from your trainer. Please allow adequate time for the assessment process before making an enquiry on progress.

All learners with MW Training Consultants are offered the opportunity for recognition of prior learning (RPL). If you believe that you have the pre-existing skills, knowledge and experience for all or part of this course, please contact our head office and request an RPL Guide. This will need to be filled out, with relevant documentation and returned to head office who will forward this on to your trainer for assessment.

Please ensure that you have visited our web address and read and understood our policies, including those on refund of fees which you will find in the MW Student Handbook.  You should ensure that any queries you may have about the course have been fully addressed before enrolment and we are ready to answer these queries at admin@mwtrain.com.au.

If you are ready to enrol in this course, please complete the enrolment form and email it to admin@mwtrain.com.au.

We look forward to working with you.