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Adult Literacy Tamaki, Auckland

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9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


Adult Literacy Tamaki Auckland Inc (ALTA) is partly funded by the Tertiary Education Commission. The balance of its funding is provided by key business sponsorship, donations, and grants. ALTA is one of 37 Poupou (branches) of Literacy Aotearoa. It operates independently and is governed by a voluntary board of professionals. Its primary office is situated in the heart of the Glen Innes township although staff work Auckland wide. Since 1975 it has educated over 12,000 people improving reading, writing, maths, workplace literacy, employment, and business skills.  

Adult Literacy Tamaki Auckland Inc started out as a volunteer group in central Auckland in 1974. In 1975 Auckland University professor, Marie Clay, received a grant from the Logan Campbell Trust to start an adult literacy programme in Auckland. This enabled the new group to establish tutor training as an integral part of its operation. The organisation grew rapidly, becoming an incorporated society in 1984.

In response to increasing demand for classes from people in the Glen Innes area, a satellite group was started at the Glen Innes Community Centre in 1997. Two years later the group had outgrown the space available at the community centre, and linked up with Glen Innes Senior Citizens in Maybury St. Due to the decreasing size of the Senior Citizens group and rapidly rising operational and building costs, ALTA eventually took over the premise at Maybury St.

In 2001 ALTA became an incorporated society. From here three other Literacy Centres in Auckland were born in Franklin, Papatoetoe, and Waiheke Island. These branches now all operate as an independent Poupou of Literacy Aotearoa.

ALTA has 42 certified Literacy, Workplace, and Business Coaches who provide a broad range of foundation one to one and group-based learning programmes across the Auckland landscape. Our most recent Workplace Literacy Numeracy and Health & Safety Programmes have been provided to The Warehouse, Fulton Hogan Ltd, Kiwirail, Mainfreight, AB Equipment, and many smaller sized companies.




Older adult, 18+ years old

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9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Service Types

Education and training

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses

Computer Skills 1 Training 25 Hours Programme

Computer Skills 2 Training 25 Hours Programme

Digital Literacy 25 Hours Programme

Read Write Speak with Confidence Programme 100 Hours Programme

Career Pathways…



Career Pathways Programme 100 Hours Programme

Business Skills Programme 100 Hours Programme

Read Write Speak with Confidence Programme 100 Hours

Supporting financial independence

Skills for Business Programme - 100 Hours Programme (Wed/Thur 7 Hours pw)

Skills for Work Programme 100 Hours Programme (Mon-Tues 9.30am - 3pm)


Fees Free

Languages Spoken


Wheelchair Access


Contact Details

25 Mayfair Place
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

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Street Address

25 Mayfair Place
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

Postal Address

PO Box 18434
Glen Innes
Auckland 1071

This page was last updated at 11:40AM on October 10, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Adult Literacy Tamaki, Auckland.