This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop spreadsheets through the use of spreadsheet software.

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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 clarify requirements of spreadsheet; - editing and proofreading skills to check own work for accuracy against original; - keyboarding skills to enter text and numerical data; - literacy skills to read and understand organisational procedures, and to use basic models to produce a range of spreadsheets, and; - mathematical and statistical skills to use spreadsheet functions such as sum, counts and averages. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - formatting requirements of workplace documents; - organisational guidelines on spreadsheet design and use, and; - organisational requirements for ergonomic standards, work periods and breaks, and conservation techniques.

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