This unit describes the skills and knowledge to estimate and measure quantities, to convert units within the metric system and between metric and non-metric units, to calculate area and volume including compound shapes and to use Pythagoras' theorem.  This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 4 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.

Unit details

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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: - make accurate measurements; - calculate area and volume of shapes including compound shapes; - calculate sides of triangles using Pythagoras' theorem, and; - make conversions between units. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - units of measurement for specific workplace tasks; - names and basic properties of a range of 2D and 3D shapes, and; - Pythagoras' theorem.

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