Free education for adults

Build confidence and learn new skills!

Literacy Aotearoa offers free classes across Aotearoa New Zealand, with supportive tutors, small groups and a positive learning environment.

Their programmes are free to citizens and permanent residents aged 16 and over.

Literacy Aotearoa support you to build and gain confidence in skills needed in the modern world.

Classes offered:

(All available in-person or online)

  • Learning Steps
    • Basic skills for reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Using Numbers
    • Learn more about maths to help your confidence with numbers
  • Learner Licence
    • Learn the road rules and get ready to sit a learner licence theory test.
  • Essential Communication
    • Learn how you can improve your communication skills
  • Well Steps
    • Learn how you and your Whānau can improve your awareness of health and wellbeing
  • Money Wise
    • Learn how to make and use a plan to help you on the road to financial security
  • Work Ready
    • Build your C.V.
    • Road to Employment
  • Digital [Skills]
    • Basic Computing
    • Devices
      • Cellphones, laptops and tablets (etc)
    • Documents
      • Learn to use Microsoft Word and Google Documents at a beginner level
    • Spreadsheets
      • Learn to use Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets at a beginner level
  • Workplace programmes
    • Custom programmers designed specifically to support your business and staff needs
  • Tupu Aotearoa
    • Connects Pacific people with local providers, who support them to access work or learning opportunities on their journey to career employment
      • Free for Tagata Pasifika who are 15 years and older, who are not in employment, education or training
      • Mentoring and educational support
      • To be eligible you need to be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand


The ability to understand and use Language (communication), Literacy (words) and Numeracy (numbers) underpins a range of skills we all need in adult life.

A lot of people struggle with the Road Code test when trying to get their learner driver's licence. Their tutors support learners in improving their reading and mathematics abilities to help them pass.

At work, good communication, understanding written and spoken words and accurately using numbers are all vital. They run community and workplace programmes focused on work skills.

Not all people leave school with the set of skills and confidence needed to start a job or career training. Our 'Work Ready' programmes help people have the best chance of success.

Region: West Coast
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Monday 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Tuesday 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Wednesday 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Thursday 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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