Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Support adult learners to extend their language, literacy & numeracy skills

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Single unit enrolments are no longer available for the TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills unit as it has been superseded by and is not equivalent to the TAELLN511 Lead the development of adult literacy skills unit.

Enrolments into this unit are still available as part of full course enrolments into the TAE50116 and/or TAE50216 Diplomas as the teach-out transition periods have been extended for these qualifications until December 2024.

For more information or to stay up to date with any changes please visit training.gov.au directly.

Our TAELLN501 Support the Development of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills unit is delivered via online learning and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You will learn how to support adult learners to extend their language, literacy and numeracy skills within a workplace or community context based on the Australian Core Skills Framework.

Plenty Training offer this new core unit of the latest TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education & Training allowing you to increase your marketability within the competitive VET Sector. Get started today with our Nationally Recognised unit in TAE!

Delivery Modes Distance+ course Recognition of Prior Learning
Location Online
Duration Up to 12 months
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TAELLN501 Support the Development of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills describes the skills and knowledge required to support adult learners to extend their language, literacy and numeracy skills within a workplace or community context. It develops a sound knowledge of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and the skills to extend your own practice and the practice of others.

This unit applies to experienced trainers who provide leadership or guidance to others, and who deal with the language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) needs of learners for a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

TAELLN501 is a core unit in the new TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training.

Why choose Plenty

We provide a high-quality environment where people learn the skills they need, where we can qualify their expertise and they can ultimately achieve their goals.

Flexible delivery options

Online, self-paced course

Self-paced learning and assessment with recorded webinars available online 24/7

Assessment-only (RPL)

Assessment-only process that recognises your current skills and knowledge without the need for additional training

Corporate training

Customised corporate training for groups of eight or more looking for a solution to suit their group’s needs

Advantages in studying with Plenty

There are some compelling reasons to choose Plenty Training for your TAELLN501 training:

  • Payment choice – Start today and pay nothing upfront with our 6 month interest free payment plans.
  • Trust – We deliver the goods!  We’ve been offering TAE courses for several years and our students rate us an average of 4.4 out of 5 on Facebook.
  • Flexibility – We offer a range of study options to suit your preferred mode of study, your timeframes, your prior knowledge, and your budget!

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Price & Delivery

Distance+ course
Online, self-paced

Recorded lessons and self-paced learning:


This type of learning environment provides students with the opportunity to work through the course material at their own pace. Students gain access to a wealth of recorded resources including recorded lessons and recorded ‘how to’ information sessions.

Students also have access to fortnightly Q&A study support sessions and can attend as many as required. To get started on the right foot students will also have access to a live online orientation webinar.

Recognition of
Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning Pathway:


RPL is an assessment-only process that is designed for those who possess substantial existing skills and knowledge in a specific industry. It allows people to demonstrate their competence in these skills without first having to be trained. Our RPL kit is based on a combination of evidence submission and a competency interview conducted via phone or teleconference. Those with experience in addressing Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) issues should have no problem completing the TAELLN501 RPL.

If you already have extensive experience in this industry, we offer a simple RPL process to complete this unit. Please speak with one of our academic staff prior to purchasing this unit via RPL.

Complete our free online TAELLN501 RPL eligibility kit NOW!!

Corporate Training

Plenty Training specialises in conducting customised corporate training for businesses both large and small:

Plenty Training specialises in conducting customised training for corporate clients, and the TAELLN501 class is fast becoming one of our most popular in-house courses. If you have a group that require this unit, we can conduct training at your premises, wherever you may be. Contact us on 1800 786 651 to provide a quotation and to discuss your requirements or simply complete our corporate enquiry form now.


  • Analyse the purpose and context for LLN development
  • Determine learners’ LLN skill level
  • Design and apply strategies to develop LLN skills
  • Review strategies
  • Develop and extend own and others’ LLN practice

Duration: Students undertaking training have 12 months from their enrolment date to complete their studies and submit all assessment workbooks for this course. RPL candidates have 12 months from their enrolment date to complete their RPL interview and submit all required evidence. (Students may extend the duration of their enrolment on a month-by-month basis – extra fees apply as detailed in our schedule of fees.) Students may complete and submit their assessment workbooks at any time during their enrolment.

Assessment turnaround: The turnaround time for assessment submissions received by Plenty Training is approximately 20 working days from the date it is received. The time frame can vary depending on the number of assessment submissions being received at any given time. Once a student has been deemed competent in all units they will be issued with their qualification within 30 calendar days.

Workload: This represents the notional duration of all activities required for the achievement of the learning outcomes. For students completing the TAELLN501 Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills unit the Volume of Learning is around 60 hours. This means a typical student will complete this course over 12 months with a minimum of 1.15 hours a week for the 52 weeks. Students completing this course via the Distance+ pathway and who need to organise others to participate in activities with them may require more than the minimum hours per week when completing this course.



Formal prerequisites

In addition to the following formal pre-requisites for this course, we recommend that students possess the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment OR have a good understanding of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector (including training packages and the structure of units of competency) AND have sound language literacy and numeracy skills themselves.

1. Digital prerequisites – all students:  You must have access to a computer (with Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word installed) and a reliable Internet connection to access your learning documentation. You will also require access to a video recording device (such as a webcam or smart phone) to record yourself undertaking certain assessment activities. You must be comfortable using technology to locate information and research topics – for example to find a copy of a regulation using Google –  and in using the main features and functions of digital tools (such as word processing programs, email and printers) to complete work tasks. You must also have an understanding of how to use Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader, be able to download, scan and upload documents, and know how to access online materials.

2. LLN prerequisites – all students:  All students must possess the following language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) abilities:

A. Learning ability: You must be comfortable using your experience to reflect on ways that variables impact outcomes, and identify future improvements.  You must be self-directing, able to manage your own learning, and be able to plan and balance multiple requirements and meet deadlines.

B. English reading ability: You must be comfortable reading and interpreting a range of documentation relevant to the subject – this includes organisational policies and procedures and assessment instructions.

C. English writing ability:  You will be required to draft and develop various documents using appropriate format and language for the context and the audience. You must be comfortable writing documents such as formal documents, including instructions, information updates and completing report templates.

D. English speaking ability: You will be required to participate in verbal exchanges using clear language and appropriate tone and syntax to provide relevant information.  You must be able to use active listening and questioning to elicit views and opinions of others.