Reading, Writing & Maths
If you or someone you know needs support with reading, writing or maths skills for general living or work, we offer adult courses in a caring and supportive environment.
Our classes are small, comfortable and encouraging. Each student is supported to achieve their personal goal, whether that is to improve reading, writing, maths or job skills for employment, to read the TV guide or newspaper, or to become the secretary of a local club.
Class options include:
- Small group sessions in reading, writing and maths
- Online sessions via zoom
- Learning Bites: shorter focussed sessions to help develop reading and writing skills. These are in fun and practical topics such as discovering your life experience skills for work, reading recipes or newspapers, journalling and writing greeting cards
We can also provide extra support for participants with physical, emotional, intellectual and/or mental health needs.
You can use the links at the right of this page to find out more about these sessions.
If you know someone that could benefit from one of our classes, please encourage them to call or visit our friendly team at Kiama on (02) 4232 1050 or Shoalhaven on (02) 4423 0351
“Before I came to the College I could read very little and as a mature adult this made me feel very self conscious. After just one year my reading has improved so that I am now able to do things like read the TV Guide and find names in my mobile phone. These may be basic things for many people but they are big things for me. It is never too late to start learning.” - College Student
Our Commitment to Adult Literacy
At the College, we are committed to a more equal society, accessible learning options, support of the individual, a community focus and professionalism.
Figures from the OECD’s PIAAC survey show that 44% of Australian adults don’t have the literacy skills they need to cope with the demands of everyday life and that 1 in 30 Australians have literacy levels making them vulnerable to unemployment.
It takes courage to seek assistance with literacy.
We have a range of programs to suit individual or group needs with full qualifications or individual accredited units (skill sets) in:
• FSK10119 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways
• FSK10219 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways
• FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
For more information, please call our Foundation Skills Coordinator on 02 42321050.