This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by participants to research, evaluate and apply for suitable employment. It focuses on participating in the job seeking process and evaluating the outcomes.

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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: - read, interpret and evaluate information from a range of employment sources; - write a job application using conventional language and spelling; - make inquiries concisely, clearly and at the appropriate time; - make timely and appropriate telephone contact using clear and concise language; - participate in a job interview using appropriate communication techniques to answer questions, clarify information and seek information; - numeracy skills to identify date, time, location of job interviews and to meet application requirements such as closing date for application and length of resumé; - digital literacy skills to access information about job opportunities and to prepare an electronic resumé and job application; - select and apply personal presentation style appropriate to the position; - evaluate information on job opportunities, select relevant information to match strengths and organisational needs and match own skills to selection criteria; - follow up work information through a variety of means; - access and organise documentation required to support a job application; - seek and respond to feedback on job application, and; - evaluate own performance in order to make improvements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - key steps in the job seeking process to enable effective participation in the process; - language and conventions of writing job applications to enable these to be developed effectively; - different approaches in obtaining information about jobs to enable understanding of suitable modes of contact, and; - strategies for different types of interviews to enable effective preparation.

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