This unit develops the skills and knowledge to read, interpret and evaluate a range of everyday and less familiar paper based and digital text types of limited complexity, for employment purposes.

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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: Problem solving skills to: - interpret basic structural conventions of text such as sequencing of information in flowcharts and work procedures, identification followed by description; - draw on a range of de-coding and meaning-making strategies to make sense of text; - draw on prior knowledge to make sense of text; - distinguish fact from opinion; - oral communication skills to convey information about work related texts including an opinion about effectiveness, and; - technology skills to access and navigate screen based digital text to locate and interpret work related information of limited complexity. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - strategies used to analyse texts to identify their usefulness; - strategies used in texts to achieve purpose and convey information and opinion; - relationship between source of text and validity of information; - texts have different audiences and different purposes, and; - information can be accessed and represented in a number of ways including digitally.

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