VU23045 - Apply Numeracy Skills for personal purposes

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Unit code: VU23045 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson
St Albans


This unit describes the skills and knowledge to use functional numeracy for everyday familiar situations.


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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:
*communication skills to convey and follow directions
*literacy skills to use diagrams and maps
*numeracy skills to use numbers related to money, time and measurement
*problem solving skills to perform simple calculations with money, time and measurement

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*common representations of monetary amounts:

  • written symbols used to represent dollars and cents
    *limited range of strategies to assist in using money, time and measurement such as:
  • using size, shape and colour
  • using prior knowledge of money, time and measurement
    *mathematical symbols for addition and subtraction to perform simple calculations
    *language of position to convey information about directions
    *common units of measurement

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Victoria University Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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