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Description: Here are all Nine Essential Skills for you to explore and practice. You can use the assess tools to determine which skills are your strongest and which ones you need to improve. After you have assessed your skills, focus in on those skills that you need to work on the most.

Reading

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Reading Text refers to reading material that is in the form of sentences or paragraphs. (link)

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Document Use

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Document Use refers to tasks that involve a variety of information displays in which words, numbers, icons and other visual characteristics (eg., line, colour, shape) are given meaning by their spatial arrangement. For example, graphs, lists, tables, blueprints, schematics, drawings, signs and labels are documents used in the world of work. (link)

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Numeracy

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Numeracy refers to the workers' use of numbers and their being required to think in quantitative terms. (link)

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Writing

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Writing includes: writing texts and writing in documents; Non paper based writing. (link)

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Oral Communication

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Oral Communication pertains primarily to the use of speech to give and exchange thoughts and information by workers in an occupational group. (link)

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Working with Others

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Working with Others examines the extent to which employees work with others to carry out their tasks. Do they have to work co-operatively with others' Do they have to have the self-discipline to meet work targets while working alone'. (link)

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Continuous Learning

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Continuous Learning examines the requirement for workers in an occupational group to participate in an ongoing process of acquiring skills and knowledge. (link)

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Thinking Skills

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Thinking Skills differentiates between five different types of cognitive functions. However, these functions are interconnected. (link)

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Computer Use

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Computer Use indicates the variety and complexity of computer use within the occupational group. (link)

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