This unit describes the reading and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners of English as an additional language for further study purposes. The focus of this unit is on reading, note-taking and research writing skills in English and producing a wide range of complex research-based texts relevant to study needs and the field of study. Texts may be in printed or digital format.
The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
  • The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 3/3+ and Writing 3/3+


  • the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing at Level 4

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment must confirm the ability to: - use appropriate conventions and apply linguistic knowledge to: - identify, read and evaluate a range of complex written research relevant to the research purpose - extract, write and organise written notes from a range of complex texts - synthesise information from research and notes to write a wide range of complex texts for research purposes which include complex sentences and coherently linked paragraphs, and which communicate complex relationships between ideas - include references using appropriate referencing format - use a wide range of techniques to review own writing

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