This unit describes the skills and knowledge to recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols commonly found in workplace and community settings.

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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: - literacy skills to identify and interpret key words regularly used in common safety signs and symbols; - numeracy skills to recognise and interpret the meaning of shapes in safety signage, and; - problem solving skills to distinguish between different types of commonly used safety signs and symbols using shapes, colours and words. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - navigation skills and reading strategies to enable recognition and interpretation of commonly used safety signs and symbols; - high frequency words used in safety signage, and; - colours and shapes used in the main categories of safety signage.

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