This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as part of permanent or project based teams in a workplace within an industry.

This unit applies to a wide range of workers, but has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for workers with limited responsibility for others.

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: *identify individual and team roles and responsibilities *plan assigned tasks according to priorities and deadlines, and in accordance with organisational requirements *contribute to achievement of team goals *share knowledge, ideas and problems with team members *act on feedback in a constructive manner *collaborate with a remote team member on a workplace issue. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *organisational requirements relevant to working in a workplace team: *workplace policies *codes of conduct *organisational reputation and culture *typical compositions of workplace teams, and the roles and responsibilities of team members within organisations *techniques for giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner *methods to support team members *key principles of cross-cultural communication and communication with individuals with special needs or disabilities *methods and tools to work with others remotely: *collaboration via phone or mobile *collaboration via video conference *collaboration via other digital tools or software *issues that may impact team performance and outcomes *techniques to collaborate effectively with those working remotely.

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As part of a course

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