This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to define, locate, select, evaluate and present information in response to identified needs. It applies to individuals employed in any capacity, as well as members of the wider community, as information literacy skills have broad application in all industries, as well as to life skills in general. At this level, work is usually undertaken under supervision, though some autonomy and judgement can be expected within established parameters.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - define, locate, select and evaluate relevant information in response to identified needs; - present information in a logical, well-organised and appropriate manner; - assess and develop strategies to improve own information literacy skills, and; - complete tasks in industry realistic timelines and conditions. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify types of information resources available on a range of topics relevant to job role or required outcome; - discuss techniques and procedures for accessing different information sources, including use of current technology, and; - discuss relevant protocols or organisational policies and procedures in relation to presentation of different types of information.

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