Literacy, language and numeracy

Literacy, language and numeracy skills provide the essential base for building a competitive, highly-skilled and productive workforce.

In addition to the many economic benefits of higher literacy, language and numeracy skills, social benefits include improved health, housing and community participation.

This form of tertiary education is provided by almost all types of TEOs[1]

  • in the workplace
  • as part of ACE[2]
  • ESOL[3] programmes
  • youth programmes
  • embedded in other forms of education and delivery.

  • [1]

    Tertiary education organisation (TEO)

  • [2]

    Adult and Community Education (ACE)

  • [3]

    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • Last changed: 27 October 2009