This unit covers writing technical or non-technical reports that include some level of analysis and/or research.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM16010A

Prerequisites

MEM14005A - Plan a complete activity

Assessment

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: - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - following instructions; - checking and clarifying information; - sorting information/data; - assessing information/data for relevance; - using terminology and language appropriate to the target audience; - structuring and writing reports; - applying principles of report writing; - presenting findings and conclusions based on factual analysis; - making recommendations; - managing own time; - planning and sequencing information, and; - reviewing and editing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - principles of report writing; - report types and purposes; - structure, style and parts of a report; - use of language and expression in reports; - common pitfalls, such as ambiguity, truisms, tautology, verbosity, circumlocution etc.; - report numbering systems; - techniques for reviewing and editing; - importance and benefits of preparing reports appropriate for the intended audience; - referencing and the importance of acknowledging sources, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

Where to next?

As part of a course

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