This unit (VU22787) describes the skills and knowledge to prepare for employment. It focuses on developing knowledge of Australian workplaces, their work practices and requirements and potential employment opportunities to assist participants in making decisions about possible career paths.

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: - seek information from various sources about employment opportunities; - work with support persons to identify and prepare for employment opportunities; - access, interpret and evaluate employment information about different industries and workplaces; - write a personal action plan; - digital literacy skills to access and navigate digital information sources to research workplaces and employment opportunities; - numeracy skills to identify basic industrial conditions such as rates of pay, hours of work and leave entitlements, and; - problem solving and self management skills to identify and address employment related self development needs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sources of information to locate information about a range of industries and workplace operations; - basic workplace policies and procedures to identify operating requirements, and; - resources to identify employment opportunities.

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