This unit describes the skills and knowledge to gather, critically analyse, organise and present information from online research as part of further study tasks.

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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: - critical thinking skills to analyse relevant websites; - technology skills to access, manage and store information for research purposes; - problem solving skills to deal with information that is contradictory, ambiguous, inadequate and to find alternative sources of information in further searches; - communication skills to access support and advice when required, and; - self management skills to manage volume of information and prioritise reading.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - online search techniques to access online information; - search engines and data bases for specific disciplines; - boolean operators to locate relevant information; - organisational protocols for computer use, and; - citation of internet sources.

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