Course Description

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who apply substantial specialised skills and knowledge in the field of adult language, literacy and numeracy practice. In these roles they make significant high level judgements to analyse, plan, deliver and evaluate specialised teaching functions within complex contexts.

Adult language, literacy and numeracy skills development is provided by a range of training organisations in vocational education settings, workplaces and the community. Titles for job roles with responsibility for adult language, literacy and numeracy delivery and assessment vary across different organisational contexts.

Possible job titles include:

    • practitioner, Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program
    • teacher, Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP)
    • concurrent assistance teacher, training organisation
    • adult literacy and numeracy teacher, training organisation
    • trainer and assessor, training organisation
    • program coordinator, adult community education organisation.

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

$4000 distance
(RPL $2300)

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.

It is recommended that candidates undertake the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment prior to undertaking this course, as this will provide them with knowledge of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) environment, including quality frameworks and qualification frameworks, as well as delivery and assessment requirements.

There are six units of competency in this qualification

  • four core units and
  • two elective units.
Unit Code Unit Title
Core Units
TAELLN801 Analyse and apply adult literacy teaching practices
TAELLN802 Analyse and apply adult numeracy teaching practices
TAELLN803 Develop English language skills of adult learners
TAELLN804 Implement and evaluate delivery of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Elective Units
TAELLN805 Design and conduct pre-training assessment of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills.
TAELLN816 Initiate, develop and evaluate adult language, literacy and numeracy resources
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 Practice 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

If you are ready to enrol in this course, please complete the enrolment form and email  it to

We look forward to working with you.