This unit covers planning activities which, whilst following established procedures, may require a response and modification of procedures or choice of different procedures to deal with unforeseen developments.

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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: - obtaining, reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawing and other applicable reference documents; - preparing a plan including sequential steps that will enable the activity to be completed; - modifying the plan where appropriate, to take account of difficulties or developments that occur while following the prepared plan; - planning and sequencing activities; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - checking for conformance to specifications; - using numerical operations, geometry and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit, and; - using planning techniques such as scheduling, time management, brainstorming, setting of goals and defined outcomes, prioritising, review and evaluation strategies.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - tasks to be performed; - person/s who can clarify the objectives, requirements and specifications; - specifications relevant to the tasks to be performed; - outcomes to be achieved; - timeframe for activity completion; - quality requirements of the product or service; - priority of each step in the plan; - reasons for the relative priority of each step; - modifications to the plan to overcome a range of unforeseen situations; - hazards and control measures associated with planning the complete activity, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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