This unit describes the skills and knowledge to engage with short, simple, highly familiar paper based and web based text types for employment purposes.  Learners at this level may require support through prompting and advice.

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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: - use cues from context, personal experience and document lay-out to identify highly familiar words, phrases, symbols, visuals, numbers to recognise text types relevant to employment needs; - use a limited range of reading strategies including ability to draw on a small bank of sight vocabulary of personally relevant words/phrases and use elementary word attack skills to create meaning from text; - follow non-linear orientation of web based text to enable simple navigation, and; - technology skills to navigate web based text to locate simple information.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - different text types relevant to employment purposes; - basic reading strategies to engage with paper based and web based texts; - purpose of a limited range of employment related texts, and; - the different ways in which web based information may be organised, such as linear and non linear.

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