Describe and provide information about the world of work

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Describe and provide information about the world of work
Level
5
Credits
5
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to describe information about
the world of work, and provide information on the world of work to a target
group or client.
Subfield
Career Practice
Domain
Career Information
Status
Registered
Status date
20 November 2009
Date version published
20 November 2009
Planned review date
31 December 2013
Entry information
Open.
Accreditation
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and
industry.
Standard setting body (SSB)
The Skills Organisation
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
0121
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
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Definitions
Career refers to the wide range of occupational, family, civic, and political roles which
individuals will undertake throughout their adult lives. It includes paid employment,
self-employment, unpaid work, multiple jobbing, entrepreneurial enterprise, homebased enterprise, study as an adult, and unemployment. A career is a
developmental and lifelong process.
Career information refers to career guidance resources, career planning material,
career guidance software, labour market information, occupational information,
training information, Internet.
Client refers to people receiving a career related service who may be individuals or
groups associated with employment, education, or training, or in some cases may be
an organisation.
Current refers to the most recent version of material.
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Ethical practice refers to the code of practice as defined in the constitution of an
established career practice association, for example, the Career Practitioner
Association of New Zealand.
Employment patterns refer to contracted work, self-employment, and employment
within different types of organisations – large, small, multi-national, divisional.
Inclusive means open to all groups in society.
Needs are those relating to gender, culture, Māori, ethnicity, age, religion,
philosophy, learning, disability, socio-economic group, career options, and language.
Target group refers to a specific population group or groups intended as beneficiaries
of a programme.
World of work refers to labour market trends, education, psycho-social development
of the client, demographics, social impacts, client interests and values, politics, and
economics.
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Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the: Privacy Act
1993, Human Rights Act 1993, Employment Relations Act 2000, Education Act 1989,
Fair Trading Act 1986, Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Act 1994.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Describe information about the world of work.
Performance criteria
1.1
Information about the world of work is described in terms of its application to
target groups.
Range
a minimum of two target groups is required, one of which must be
a client with special needs.
Element 2
Provide information about the world of work to a target group or client.
Performance criteria
2.1
Information provided includes areas of change in regional and national work
availability in terms of their relevance to a target group or client.
2.2
Information provided includes regional and national employment patterns both
present and predicted in terms of their relevance to a target group or client.
Range
areas of growth, saturation, decline.
2.3
Gender differences are identified in terms of opportunities for employment
regionally and nationally in terms of their relevance to a target group or client.
2.4
Information provided includes education and training opportunities that meet
labour market trends in terms of the needs of a target group or client.
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2.5
Information provided includes labour market trends related to economic
development in New Zealand and the South Pacific in terms of their impact on
the target group or client.
2.6
Information provided identifies and interprets occupation links and networks that
may be of assistance to a target group or client.
2.7
Relationships between fields of training and occupations are identified and
interpreted with the clients in accordance with client need and the context.
Range
significant components of the relationships include – transferable
skills, recognition of prior learning, skill and knowledge
requirements.
2.8
Links between work and other life roles are explained to the target group or
client in terms of their relevance to the target group or client.
2.9
The career information provided is current, complete, inclusive, user friendly
and meets ethical practice requirements.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact The Skills Organisation [email protected] if you wish to suggest changes
to the content of this unit standard.
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