This unit covers the knowledge and skills in the use of the English language for writing and editing tasks. It also includes the use of appropriate punctuation, as well as basic proofreading and editing skills.

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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 grammar; - applying the fundamentals of English grammar, spelling and vocabulary to a range of written contexts; - applying correct punctuation Using structural editing conventions; - using a dictionary and thesaurus, and; - the ability to clearly articulate corrections, amendments and suggestions on both hard copy and on-screen materials.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - components of speech; - industry standards of grammar and structure; - principles of clear language; - conventions of grammar and usage; - punctuation and spelling, and; - proofreading marks.

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