Foundation Skills Courses

'One of the first lessons I learned from genU is that it is never too late to start something new. The trainers and staff at genU went out of their way to ensure I understood what I was being taught. Lessons were practical, hands on and industry relevant and they also assisted with my work placements.' - Deb, Disability and Mental Health Support Carer and former genU Training studentYour future starts with genU Training's Foundation Skills courses. 

genU Training is committed to providing vocational pathways for people with a disability. Our accredited foundation courses are designed for people with an intellectual disability or permanent cognitive impairment.

These programs support learners to improve their language and literacy, learn skills to take part in the community and develop confidence and the ability to find meaningful work. Our practical and engaging courses address individual needs and break down barriers to employment and education.

genU Training Course Coordinator Ron McGlynn (Pictured right) has contributed to the education of people with an intellectual disability for over 30 years. In support of the development of initial literacy and numeracy skills, Ron was integral in the development of two courses (Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy & Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy) designed specifically for students with a disability, both of which focus on the development of foundation skills. In recognition of his contribution, Ron was awarded the Pride of Australia Inspiration Medal.  

These courses are made available free of charge to all students attracting Skills First funding. genU Training is the leader in delivering accredited foundation courses to students with a disability and is proud of the many hundreds of students who have graduated from these programs. 

Contact us and discuss how we can support your education goals.

Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy  |  22293VIC

This accredited qualification provides literacy and numeracy competencies to post compulsory school age learners with evidence of permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.

Certificate I in Transition Education  |  22301VIC

genU Training uses the Certificate I in Transition Education as the basis for our Next Step Program which is designed specifically for people with a disability looking to transition from school into the community or a workplace.

Certificate I in Work Education  |  22302VIC

Designed for people with special learning needs, genU Training has developed the Work Ready Program around the Certificate I in Work Education.

Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy  |  22294VIC

This entry level course is available to post compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability to provide the basic literacy and numeracy skills.