Read and respond to short and simple workplace information

This unit is an accredited training resource consistent with the Nationally Recognised Training requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and is ideal for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia. It consists of Learning Resource Material (instructional theory), an Assessment Workbook, and information about assessment mapping to the Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence, and Performance Evidence requirements of this accredited unit.

Our FSKRDG004 training product is available for purchase as a hardcopy (printed) book in both Learner Guide and Trainer/Assessor Guide variants. This unit is available for enrolment and online training/assessment via Catapult LMS (Learning Management System). NOTE: If you are a training provider, please do your own validation, in accordance with your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS).

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Unit information about the FSKRDG004 training material in this resource

FSKRDG004 information from training.gov.au.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and respond to information in short and simple workplace texts in printed or digital formats, such as short messages (SMS, email, handwritten), notices, simple procedures and instructions, short forms, rosters, simple diagrams and tables.

An individual performing these tasks works alongside an expert or mentor where prompting and advice can be provided as needed.

This unit applies to individuals who use, or are preparing to use, reading skills to complete workplace activities. This includes existing workers and individuals preparing for employment through vocational education and training. This unit can be integrated and contextualised with vocational training to support achievement of vocational competency.

This unit is aligned to, but does not fully address, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) reading core skill indicators .03 and .04 at level 1 in the workplace and employment domain of communication.

Unit mapping information

Supersedes and is equivalent to FSKRDG04 Read and respond to basic workplace information and FSKRDG03 Read and respond to basic workplace instructions.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field


Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace, a workplace simulated environment or a vocational training context.

Skills must be demonstrated using short and simple information and texts that reflect those typically found in a workplace.

The following resources are to be made available:

  • an expert or mentor to provide prompting and advice to learner, as needed

  • pictorial or bilingual dictionary

  • own familiar support resource

  • short and simple workplace information

Assessors must:

  • satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards, and

  • have sound knowledge of the ACSF and performance features of the ACSF level being assessed, and

  • have demonstrable expertise, knowledge and skills in the vocational contextualisation and assessment of the core skill, reading, and

  • have completed the following or equivalent:

    • TAESS00009 Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set; or

    • a higher level education qualification, such as:

      • TAE80113 Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice (and its equivalent TAE70111); or

      • Bachelor of Education, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Education, or higher. This may include qualifications relating to TESOL, adult education or vocational education

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