This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to be an effective and pro active member of an innovative team.

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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: - communication skills to work collaboratively as part of a team, to provide guidance and support to others, and to participate in open and constructive discussions; - creative thinking skills to generate, explore, test and challenge ideas; - learning skills to stretch boundaries of own knowledge and skills; - literacy skills to analyse a wide range of information from varied sources; - planning and organisational skills to participate in the effective allocation of work in a team context; - problem-solving skills to work constructively to overcome issues and challenges of both a practical and conceptual nature and to make ideas become realities, and; - self-management skills to take a pro-active team role and to reflect on own performance in modelling and encouraging behaviour that supports innovation.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - barriers to innovation that can occur within a team and broader barriers that sometimes hinder innovation; - broad concepts of innovation including what innovation is, different types of innovation and the benefits of innovation; - characteristics of teams that are more likely to be innovative and characteristics of broader environments that support and encourage innovation; - different roles that people may play within a team, how this impacts on the way a team works and what it might achieve, and; - group dynamics in a team.

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