OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Introduces a theory-based understanding of literacy and numeracy in education; and enables advanced knowledge in these fields of knowledge to be applied to professional areas.

Unit content


  1. Introduction to teaching for literacy and numeracy
  2. Literacy demands: Reading and viewing
  3. Literacy demands: Writing
  4. Literacy demands: Speaking and listening
  5. Supporting literacy learning with a range of strategies and resources
  6. The role of mathematics and numeracy in education
  7. Numeracy demands: Number and algebra. Supporting students for their numeracy needs
  8. Numeracy demands: Measurement and geometry; statistics and probability; Supporting students with diverse literacy needs
  9. Literacy and numeracy: Planning for teaching, programming and reporting, interpreting data
  10. Literacy and numeracy: Developing specific strategies to cater for students requiring additional support.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (6 weeks)

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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