This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and respond to information in routine workplace texts in printed or digital formats, such as instruction manuals, reports, emails, brochures, work instructions, notices, web pages with data and policies.

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, 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 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: - interpret and identify appropriate response to information in at least two different routine workplace texts.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - reasons for reading routine workplace texts and explicit questions to be answered through reading; - purpose and uses of routine workplace texts; - distinguishing features of routine workplace texts; - some specialised workplace terminology in routine workplace texts; - techniques to navigate routine workplace information using text structure and features; - formal and informal text register of writing; - techniques to self-monitor reading for sense and accuracy; - reading strategies that support the interpretation of information in routine workplace texts; - critical reading techniques to analyse routine workplace information in familiar texts, and; - suitable responses to routine workplace information.

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