This unit (VU22014) of competency describes the outcomes required to prepare to work in the building and construction industries. It requires the ability to determine opportunities and pathways, take responsibility for own workplace learning and skill development and apply for work in the building and construction industries. This unit supports learners to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare them for the working environment in the building and construction industries.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:

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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: - writing skills; - reading skills to interpret basic documents such as written instructions, basic research and resource information; - oral communication skills; - learning skills; - teamwork skills; - planning and organising skills, and; - technology skills.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - financial incentives that are available to apprentices and trainees; - personal learning styles; - relationship between roles within the building and construction industries; - industry and company specific policies and procedures regarding training and employment, and; - industry services, facilities and activities.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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