This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, interpret and respond to information in simple and familiar workplace texts in printed or digital formats, such as short messages, notices, instructions, forms, rosters, simple diagrams, tables and charts.

An individual performing these tasks may work with an expert or mentor where support is available if requested.

This unit applies to individuals who use, or are preparing to use, reading 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) reading core skill indicators .03 and .04 at level 2 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: - interpret and identify appropriate responses to information in two different simple and familiar workplace texts.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - reasons for reading and engaging with simple workplace texts; - audience, purpose and uses of a limited range of simple workplace texts; - common features of simple workplace texts and how to use these features to identify text type; - high-frequency terminology relevant to workplace in simple workplace texts; - techniques to navigate simple informal texts to locate general and specific information; - reading strategies to support the interpretation of information in simple workplace texts; - techniques to interpret and analyse simple workplace information, and; - suitable responses to information in simple workplace texts.

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