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TAE80113 Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice


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Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

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Vocational Education Teacher

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.

The volume of learning of a Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice is typically one to two years.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Training include:

  • Workplace English Language and Literacy Programme Practitioner
  • RTO Education Advisor
  • Adult Language
  • Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Trainer

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.


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Pathways from the qualification

TAE80213 Graduate Diploma in Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Leadership

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2018

Candidates may enter the qualification through the following entry points:

  • a Bachelor's degree or other higher education qualification, together with significant vocational practice (5+ years), or
  • a Diploma or Advanced Diploma, together with significant vocational practice (5+ years).

In addition to the above, candidates must also have:

  • a TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, including the unit TAELLN411: Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • and

  • access to an adult vocational teaching environment

    Course fees

    Based on course nominal hours of between 580 and 590 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
    Domestic Full Fees: $6,148.00 - $6,254.00
    Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

    The following Fees are applicable to this course:

    Domestic Students

    Domestic full fees

    This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
    2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf
    2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published early in December 2018.

    • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the TAE Training and Education Training Package.

    • Employability skills

      Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification:

      Location and study mode

      Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

      Locations: Casuarina,

      Study Mode: Mixed mode
      Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

      Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

    Contact details

    English Language, Literacy and Numeracy
    Location: Casuarina Campus
    Phone: 08 8946 6578
    Fax: N/A

    Course structure

    To achieve Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice, a total of Six (6) units of competency must be completed comprising Four (4) Core and Two (2) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

    The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 580 - 590.

    Code Module/Unit of Competency
    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
      Total nominal hours for core units
    ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Choose 2 units from below)
    TAELLN805 Design and conduct pre-training assessment of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
    TAELLN806 Lead the delivery of adult language, literacy and numeracy support services
    TAELLN816 Initiate, develop and evaluate adult language, literacy and numeracy resources
      Total nominal hours for elective units
    100 - 110
      Total nominal hours for the qualification
    580 - 590


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