This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to write content for a range of media.

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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: - interpret and clarify written or verbal instructions; - write content in a style appropriate to target users and audience; - communicate information to specific audiences; - structure text-based content effectively for target audiences and delivery format; - work collaboratively in a team environment - both independently on assignment and under direction; - respond positively to constructive feedback; - conceptual skills sufficient to generate a range of text-based content ideas in response to a brief; - technical skills sufficient to: proficiently use word processing tools; check and proofread written content using manual and automated systems, and; - self-management and planning skills.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - industry knowledge, including: roles and responsibilities of project team members; issues and challenges that arise when writing content; - understanding the way readers scan and read written material; - writing and communication principles for the relevant medium; - writing and presentation techniques for the relevant medium; - sound knowledge of grammar and punctuation; - media laws sufficient to identify defamation and obscenity and seek expert advice on issues that could lead to legal action; - copyright clearance procedures, and; - OHS as it relates to working for periods of time on computers.

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