MSFGN3005 - Read and interpret work documents

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Unit code: MSFGN3005 | Study level: TAFE


This unit of competency is applied in industries where workers interpret and apply information from documents such as standards, codes, specifications, instructions, and work plans and procedures.Workers with this competency identify types of work documents, understand their purpose, interpret them, and plan work based on the information they contain.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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:

  • locate, read, and interpret at least 10 different work documents, including each of the following:
  • Australian Standards relevant to sector
  • instructions and specifications from tool or material manufacturer
  • building codes required for a project
  • job procedures
  • safe work instructions or equivalent
  • safety data sheets (SDS)
  • photographs or other visual material
  • work plans.

Required reading

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

As part of a course

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