Introduction to Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education

Course code ALN501

This online course is the first course towards the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational Workplace) Level 5. It introduces you to a range of values-based frameworks, adult teaching and learning theories and the New Zealand learning progressions for embedded adult literacy and numeracy programme design.

The impact of social, political and historical contexts, including Te Tiriti o Waitangi, are considered in relation to these frameworks and adult literacy and numeracy skills development for diverse learners in workplace, community and vocational settings.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.


Fee free offer

Courses offered under the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) are currently fee free. Check out the Fee free offer tab on the qualification web page for information.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Online only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,100 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying