The purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop, refine, extend and apply numeracy knowledge and skills through an investigation in a familiar industry area linked to the VET units in their VCAL program or employment. The numeracy involved focuses on Number, Measurement, Financial Numeracy, and Probability and Statistics.
This unit seeks to extend students’ understanding of how numerical knowledge and skills can be transferred to an industry area. The key processes involve identifying mathematics, applying it and communicating the results.
Students develop an understanding of the practical components of planning and undertaking an in-depth numeracy-based project, linked to a familiar industry area. Students will also develop key project management skills in a numeracy context, such as stating key aims, setting specific tasks, establishing timelines and milestones, identifying and managing risk, and communicating results. Students will be encouraged to develop and apply their skills of creative and critical thinking in the planning and completion of the numeracy-based project that will be negotiated with their teacher/trainer.
At this level, students also share their knowledge and work independently and in teams.
On completion of this unit, students should be more confident in their ability to explore, develop and apply numeracy related to employment in an industry area.
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.
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.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.