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Literacy & Learning

A part-time vocational course for supported learners.


Literacy & Learning is designed for adults with a learning difficulty or disability who wish to study part-time and extend their work skills.

This course is a great stepping stone providing opportunities for students to attend a tertiary education institution and aims to increase students' work-related skills, self-awareness, writing, literacy, numeracy, computer, and communication skills. It is designed to assist students develop work-related skills and help transition those interested into further tertiary education.

The course is offered twice a year (in semester one and two) on the Mount Albert Campus. It runs for 16 weeks and provides 72 hours of class time. Students attend classes on Mondays from 9.00am – 2.15pm.

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An approximate domestic fee is $ 358.45 

The fee you pay at enrolment covers tuition, class materials,15% GST and Student Services fee.

If you're on the Supported Living Allowance, you may be eligible for the Training Incentive Allowance (TIA) through Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) to pay for your course fees.

Note: Refunds are available only for withdrawals that take place on or before five working days of the start of the course. Unitec may be obliged to cancel a course if there are insufficient enrolments. Should this situation occur, all fees will be refunded.


All students who finish this short course will receive a certificate of completion to acknowledge their hard work and success.

Further Information

For more information, please contact:

Dave Hicks
Academic Programme Manager, Supported Learning
Phone: +64 9 815 4321 ext 7234

Moving to Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa (New Zealand) is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, in 2023 Unitec will become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa.

This means that while you are enrolling with Unitec now, from Semester 1, 2023 you will become a Te Pūkenga learner.

Te Pūkenga has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including this programme. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

The information contained here is correct at the time of publishing, but as the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time.

Rest assured that we will notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you study, where you study or the ways you learn.