New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/​Workplace)

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Teacher Education not elsewhere classified



20 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for education practitioners who want to develop the literacy and numeracy skills of adult learners by embedding those skills into community, vocational or workplace programmes. It is a non-specialist introduction to embedding literacy and numeracy into adult and tertiary education and training.

Graduates of this qualification will have skills and knowledge related to the basics of embedded literacy and numeracy design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

There are no academic entry requirements. English Language Entry Requirements If English or Maori is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need an IELTS (General or Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent. International English Language Entry Requirements International applicants will need an IELTS (General or Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent. Other Entry Requirements Access to 40 hours of work-based learning in an adult or tertiary teaching setting and a minimum of two adult learners for at least three separate learning sessions. Any applicants working with akonga under the age of 18 will require a safety check to comply with the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. These requirements are the responsibility of akonga to secure.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


20 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$0 $0
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$1,635 $1,635
Total $1,635 $1,635

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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