The New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education (NZCALNE) Vocational/Workplace

The New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5, Credits 40) recognises expertise in adult education and training, and thereby contributes to the improvement of the foundation skills (literacy and numeracy) of adult learners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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This graduate outcomes based programme assumes a professional level of expertise in adult education and training.

Discover a range of education frameworks including Māori and Pasifika contexts and pedagogy and the New Zealand Adult Literacy and Numeracy Progressions.

Explore the impact of social, political and historical contexts in relation to the education frameworks and adult literacy and numeracy skills development for diverse learners in workplace, community and vocational settings.

Plan for embedded literacy and numeracy teaching in a New Zealand context. Use various types of assessment to gather information about learners’ progress and develop opportunities for learners.

People awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) will be able to:

  • Design embedded literacy and numeracy strategies to enhance learner outcomes in a vocational or workplace programme;
  • Create and sustain a learner-centred teaching environment that respects learners’ mana and diverse backgrounds, and the wider educational and societal context, in order to facilitate quality learning;
  • Embed literacy and numeracy teaching and learning in a vocational or workplace programme with consideration of Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique context;
  • Use assessment and evaluation as tools to enhance student learning and own teaching practice in embedded literacy and numeracy.

Entry Requirements

  • Experience in tutoring with at least 100 hours
    this is not an entry level qualification. You need to have experience in and have completed at least 100 hours of tutoring.
     
  • BYOD - Bring your own device
    You need to have regular access to a device (computer or laptop) for online learning.
     
  • Access to WIFI or internet
    You need to have access to a reliable internet connection, preferrably high-speed, and/or a data plan to be able to support online learning.
     
  • Practical knowledge of computers with basic file management and word processing skills
    90% of the programme is online. Practical knowledge of computers and basic file management and word processing skills is highly recommended.
     
  • Access to at least two adult learners
    You need to have access to a minimum of two adult learners in an education or training context to tutor two adult learners toward a specific skill.
     
  • Access to Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool (LNAAT)
    You need to have access to LNAAT to assess and track learning progressions in reading, writing, numeracy and vocabulary. Signing up to use the LNAAT assessment tool

Programme

The programme is offered in blended mode using face to face and online delivery.

34 week programme with 6 days compulsory and 1 day optional face to face training workshops.

Key topics

ALN501 - First Block Course

ALN502 - Second Block Course

  • Adult literacy and numeracy education in Aotearoa New Zealand – the journey so far
  • Pasifika perspectives on adult literacy and numeracy education
  • Structuring your teaching and learning for the success of all learners
  • Designing adult literacy and numeracy education for socially diverse groups
  • Guiding you with literacy and numeracy education
  • Knowing the demands
  • Knowing the learner
  • Knowing what to do
  • Identify, plan and implement methods (Practicum)

Employment Pathway

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge for adult educator roles in workplace, community and vocational settings with the ability to plan and embed literacy and numeracy within their programmes.

Academic Pathway

Graduates of this programme may undertake further study towards other qualifications in adult tertiary teaching at level 5 and above.

Programme and Admin Fee

The programme is free for trainee tutors who hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, or if you are an Australian citizen or a citizen of the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau.

You will need to pay a $25 non-refundable admin fee.

Need help enrolling?

Contact us: trainingadmin@literacy.org.nz