to the workplace, or from one work context to another.In fact, a substantial body of research evidence demonstrates that such skill transfer is achieved only with difficulty, and that numeracy skills are highly context-dependent. This research therefore sought to investigate actual tasks demanding numeracy skills at a range of work sites in a number of industries.The research involved a literature review and documentary analysis in relation to legislation,training package common units and the National Reporting System. Empirical work involved 13 case studies of enterprises in New South Wales and Victoria, all of which used chemicals extensively. Industries selected included rural production, amenity horticulture, local government,outdoor recreation and warehousing.
|Commissioning body||VOCED (National Centre for Vocational Education Research)|
|Number of pages||34|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|