This unit covers identifying, accessing, interpreting and analysing technical information in an enterprise, including quality documentation, equipment manufacturer specifications, engineering data sheets and national standards. It also covers explaining and using the information, and identifying implications of changes to technical information.

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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: - accessing, reading and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning, sequencing operations; - following oral/written instructions; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - checking for conformance to specifications; - undertaking numerical operations and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit; - entering information onto workplace documents; - accessing and using technical documentation; - identifying and using correct specifications for process and/or systems; - using components of system, where appropriate; - completing formal documentation and reporting as required; - adopting appropriate communication strategy, including confirmation of received information and distribution of instructions; - communicating information in ways appropriate for the audience; - maintaining appropriate records, and; - identifying and analysing implications of changes to information systems.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - available industry information resources; - uses and applications of information resources; - range of formats that information can be presented; - safe work practices and procedures; - location and retrieval requirements of system information; - correct process used to identify relevant specifications; - quality improvement processes for information systems; - interpretation of technical data and information; - appropriate communication strategies; - dissemination of information regarding information systems; - a range of instructional techniques; - implications of changes to technical information; - procedures for responding to information changes; - hazards and control measures associated with changes to technical information, including housekeeping, and; - safe workplace practices and procedures.

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