This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use routine measuring equipment, to convert units within the metric system, to estimate and calculate routine measurements including simple area of rectangles and squares.  This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.  This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

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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: - perform routine measurements; - convert between routine units of measurement; - perform routine measurement calculations, and; - record results using appropriate unit. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - metric unit prefixes - meaning of milli, centi, kilo, and; - use of appropriate routine equipment e.g. setting weight scales at zero before weighing.

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