This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to select, plan, participate in and evaluate a practical work placement.  The unit focuses on an introduction to the Australian workplace, relevant terminology, and work tasks. It covers negotiation of a placement, participation in the workplace, workplace health and safety, evaluation, and record keeping.

Unit details

Study level:
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 and knowledge: - vocabulary to talk about familiar topics, such as industry and workplace requirements, own skills, knowledge and experience in relevant industry or workplace; - vocabulary which is sufficiently broad to encompass straightforward employment-related needs; - conventions in conversation; - draw on prior knowledge together with knowledge of textual cues and text structures to predict content and meaning of information related to the workplace; - read and interpret signs and other visual texts in the workplace; - a range of modals and modal forms; - generally intelligible pronunciation with effective use of stress and intonation although speaking may be characterised by hesitations and circumlocution; - a range of registers, styles and conventions used in spoken discourse in the workplace; - a range of verbal and nonverbal strategies and conventions in conversation; - features of text organisation related to personal documentation; - aspects of Australia's culturally diverse workplaces; - common colloquialisms related to the workplace, and; - recognition of some inferred meaning.

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