VU22361 - Engage with simple texts for learning purposes

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Unit code: VU22361 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
Footscray Nicholson
Footscray Park
St Albans


This unit describes the skills and knowledge to engage with simple, familiar and predictable paper and web based text types for learning purposes. Learners at this level may request support and begin to develop their own support resources.


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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:

  • critically read texts which have predictable structure and familiar vocabulary to make meaning;
  • get the gist of texts which have more unfamiliar elements to interpret information;
  • use a range of reading strategies to draw on bank of key vocabulary of personally relevant words/phrases and use of word attack skills;
  • make connections between own knowledge and experience and the purpose and structure of texts;
  • use decoding strategies such as phonic and visual letter patterns to identify unknown words;
  • follow non-linear web based texts to gain information, and;
  • technology skills to navigate web based text to locate simple information.

Required reading

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

As part of a course

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