This unit describes the skills and knowledge to engage with short, simple print based and digital texts related to employment environments.

The required outcomes described in this unit relate directly to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), (© Commonwealth of Australia, 2012). They contribute to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence at Level One (Reading): 1.03, 1.04. 

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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: 1. problem solving skills to: - use cues from context, personal experience and document lay-out to identify highly familiar words, phrases, symbols, visuals, numbers to recognise text types relevant to employment needs; - use a limited range of reading strategies including ability to draw on a small bank of sight vocabulary of personally relevant words/ phrases and use elementary word attack skills to create meaning from text, and; - follow non-linear orientation of digital text to enable simple navigation; 2. communication skills to convey and discuss information about texts, and; 3. technology skills to navigate screen based digital text to locate simple information.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - different text types relevant to employment purposes; - basic reading strategies to engage with printed and digital texts; - reasons for accessing texts for employment purposes, and; - the different ways in which digital information may be organised, such as linear and non-linear.

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