Take charge of your life. Our FREE courses can increase your chances of success in life by improving your reading, writing, maths, digital and other vital skills.
Literacy Aotearoa Charitable Trust is a national organisation of adult literacy providers. We deliver free learning services to adults nationwide across 40 sites. We help NZ adults, 16 years and older, realise their potential through learner-centred classes that are focused on developing core life skills. Our tutors are trained literacy educators and all our courses address the literacy and numeracy challenges you may face.
- Literacy and Numeracy - we have courses that will help you improve your reading writing, spelling and maths - for daily life, to get into further training or to make sure you can perform your job well.
- Communication - improve your spoken communication and your English language skills. Become a confident communicator and accurate listener.
- Work Readiness - your road to employment: build a strong CV, interview preparation, rights and responsibilities … and more.
- Driver Education - tutor support to prepare for sitting your Learner Licence online test. We may also be able to help you prepare for specialist licence endorsements.
- Financing my Future - assisting you to become financially capable: budgeting/planning, banking, saving and debt, financial goal setting.
- Digital & Computer Skills - beginners, intermediate and advanced, documents, spreadsheets, smartphones, tablet use, using apps.
- Well Steps - healthy lifestyle skills: healthcare, nutrition, fitness, stress, family health and related matters.
- Te Reo, NZ Sign Language - these two courses address two of our national languages. Depending on tutor availability, these may be available in your local area. Just ask us.
- Workplace Training - we welcome workers into community classes, but also offer fully-funded group classes in the workplace aimed at improving staff performance and satisfaction.
- Employers - we can help your business and your staff by getting teams of employees up to the same level and making sure staff can handle the demands of job tasks.
We are committed to helping you in the way that suits you best. You will learn in a small group with individual support from trained tutors, using methods that work.
We run four Terms - programmes vary between our 40 sites, so please call and ask about upcoming classes.
Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua
How do I access this service?
Phone your nearest site to discuss your needs, goals and to find out about classes and options.
Make an appointment
Call, email or message us on Facebook to organise a time to come and meet the tutor and discuss course content.
We welcome referrals from community agencies and elsewhere. We also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with community groups.
You are welcome to come and visit us, meet the team and see where your classes would be.
Website / App
Our website and Facebook page have all our locations.
Our courses are free to NZ citizens and residents, over 16 years of age.
Education and training
- Life skills
- Skills courses
Supporting financial independence
Canterbury, South Canterbury, Waitaki
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This page was last updated at 2:02PM on July 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Literacy Aotearoa - Aoraki.