This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and interpret information in routine tables, graphs and charts. This includes using routine calculations to interpret and compare information and methods of display.

An individual performing these tasks works independently and uses familiar support resources 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 should 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 3 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: - extract and interpret statistical information from each of the following embedded in a workplace text or task such as, routine and familiar workplace table, routine and familiar workplace graph/chart. - interpret information in table and graph or chart above, including comparing data, determining and describing data features and trends, identifying data anomalies or misleading data pieces and making conclusions or summaries of data.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - types of statistical information; - different types, purposes and uses of routine graphs and charts; - common features of routine tables, graphs and charts; -methods to perform calculations with data and information; -methods to use data and information to inform or persuade; - methods to identify misleading data; - methods to perform reasonableness check of processes and outcomes in relation to the workplace context; - informal and some formal mathematical written and oral language and symbolism, and; - relevant technology, such as graphic calculators or spreadsheets.

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