This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply statistical data in the workplace. The application of workplace statistics is carried out as an integral part of work operations in the context of the workplace concerned.  It includes identifying situations where statistics are used in the workplace, collecting numerical data, processing and presenting data, and interpreting trends and patterns from numerical data. It includes applying established statistical principles for work outcomes within workplace operations.

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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: - applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures; - communicating and working effectively with others; - completing relevant documentation; - interpreting data and providing appropriate, timely information on the outcomes of data analysis to appropriate personnel; - reading, interpreting and following relevant instructions, procedures, information and signs; - reporting and/or rectifying identified problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with workplace procedures; - selecting and appropriately applying technology, information systems and procedures to workplace tasks, and; - working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - coaching and mentoring approaches to support team members to develop knowledge and skills in statistical collection, collation and analysis; - customer and supplier contact and coordination; - operational recording, reporting and statistical analysis systems and resources; - relevant procedures and duty of care requirements; - resource availability including the processing capacity of equipment and software systems for statistical data analysis; - workplace business policies and plans including procedures for reporting performance, and; - workplace protocols and procedures for applying workplace statistics within work activities.

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