This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a professional context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

This unit applies to individuals who evaluate processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for developing work processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: *explain critical thinking concepts and approaches, the value of applying such approaches, and how they may apply to a workplace context *use a range of critical thinking techniques to identify and address limitations in workplace processes, products or services *ask questions of self and others to broaden own knowledge and understanding *use various information sources to provide answers to own questions *develop a proposal to articulate to a broad range of workplace stakeholders a solution to an identified issue *incorporate feedback and self-reflection to critically assess performance Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *key features and characteristics of critical thinking concepts and approaches *key features and limitations of workplace procedures *key legislative requirements relating to workplace procedures *key sources of reliable information relevant to workplace procedures.

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