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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Gather and evaluate information on employment opportunities
  2. Prepare and apply for a job
  3. Prepare a resume
  4. Undertake a job interview as an applicant
  5. Review and evaluate performance in a job interview

Required Skills

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit

Required skills

speak clearly and directly to communicate with potential employers

solve problems to maximise potential opportunities

show initiative in adapting to changing employment opportunities or contexts

access interpret and apply information on relevant previous experiences

manage time when planning preparing and organising priorities

gathering information from a range of sources

take responsibility for organising own priorities

Required knowledge

application and resume formats

interview techniques

search techniques for available jobs

Evidence Required

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria Required Skills and Knowledge the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential

comply with legislation regulations standards codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for OHS

gathering information from a range of sources

using technology

articulation of personal likes and dislikes interests and goals

demonstrating organisational specific knowledge

personal presentation and communication skills

application and resume formats

having knowledge of structured work placement arrangements

interview skills

reviewing personal performance

Context of and specific resources for assessment

assessment of the competency should take place in a safe working environment in a passenger motor vehicle manufacturing plant or simulated environment using toolsequipmentmachinery required for the production process without undue disruption to the production process

assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices safety requirements and environmental constraints

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge The following examples are appropriate for this unit

assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts together with application of underpinning knowledge

assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on underpinning knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application

assessment may be applied under project related conditions real or simulated and require evidence of process

assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance but is able to be transferred to other circumstances

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

Collected and evaluated may include:

taking into account own work preferences, skills and aptitudes, qualifications and experience and conditions of employment being offered.

Planned may include:

researching the opportunity, choosing suitable modes of contact, planning the approach, making timely and appropriate telephone contact using clear and concise language, developing an understanding of the role and responsibilities and planning the writing of necessary material, interview rehearsals and the applications timely submission.

Appropriate structure should reflect the:

job requirements and the level of detail of specific information required by the selection panel. It should include consideration of format, content, presentation, use of language and spelling and express the applicant's interest in the job and present the applicant as a valid candidate for the job.

Selection criteria may include:

the job specification needs to be addressed specifically in the resume to that readers are aware how the applicant sees themselves as being suitably qualified for the position.

Interview preparation may include:

sourcing accurate information on the organisation and position, clarifying the time and place of the interview, making sure personal presentation is appropriate for the occasion, anticipating probable questions and planning suitable answers.