This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use data in simple workplace tasks and texts including tables and graphs. It includes locating and recognising simple data, performing data handling processes and communicating simple data handling information.

An individual performing these tasks works alongside an expert or mentor where prompting and advice can be provided as needed.

This unit applies to individuals who use, or are preparing to use, numeracy skills to complete workplace activities. This includes existing workers and individuals preparing for employment through vocational education and training. This unit can be integrated and contextualised with vocational training to support achievement of vocational competency.

This unit is aligned to, but does not fully address, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) numeracy core skill indicators .09, .10 and .11 at level 1 in the workplace and employment domain of communication.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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: - use simple data handling process to perform a workplace task and roughly check the reasonableness of the result with support, including identifying data handling information in highly familiar short and simple oral and written workplace texts with a highly explicit purpose, comparing simple data in a highly familiar simple list or table, comparing simple data in a highly familiar simple graph and using relevant technology such as calculators.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - purpose and application of data handling in the workplace including highly familiar short and simple graphs and tables; - methods for finding and comparing simple data in lists, tables and graphs; - purpose and method for performing rough check of reasonableness of outcome with support; - everyday, informal oral language for data, lists, tables and graphs, and; - relevant technology such as, calculators.

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