This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write simple workplace information, which may be in printed or digital formats, such as workplace reports, including incident or accident reports, pro-formas or templates, emails, messages, notes, statements or WHS records.

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, writing 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.

The unit is aligned to, but does not fully address, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) writing core skill indicators .05 and .06 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: - draft, check and revise two of the following different simple workplace texts such as, workplace report, including incident or accident reports, formatted text, pro-formas or templates, for example, internal job application form, shift handover reports, purchase orders, or invoices, standard workplace forms, including vehicle log or petty cash claim brief shift note, email, message or note, roster or action plan for other members of a work group, list or simple flyer of information for discussion and dot point statement about a process or procedure.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - different forms, structures, and uses of simple formal and informal workplace texts; - common features of simple workplace texts and their uses, including formatted and free form texts; - basic differences between informal and formal register of writing; - simple techniques for planning to write workplace texts; - simple grammar and vocabulary relevant to self, workplace and everyday life; - basic punctuation; - simple techniques for organising and sequencing information; - techniques to layout and present informal and formal workplace texts; - relevance and application, with support, of spell checking devices, and; - techniques to review and revise texts.

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