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VU21463 Explore transport options

Unit Code


Unit Title

Explore transport options

Unit Descriptor

This unit describes skills and knowledge required by learners

of English as an additional language to identify requirements
for using various local transport options.
The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency
Ratings) descriptors for Listening, Speaking, Reading and
Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of
ISLPR Listening 2, Speaking 2, and Reading 2.
the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They
contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators
of competence for Oral Communication and Reading
competence at Level 2.

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to learners wishing to develop their English

language skills and knowledge to access information on basic
requirements for a range of transport options.


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the

essential outcomes of a unit of
competency. Elements
describe actions or outcomes
that are demonstrable and

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to

demonstrate achievement of the element they identify the
standard for the element. Where bold/italicised text is used, further
information or explanation is detailed in the required skills and
knowledge and/or the range statement. Assessment of performance
is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1 Identify local public

transport options 1.1 List the public transport options available locally
1.2 Access information on using a range of local
public transport options
1.3 Outline key features of transport safety
1.4 Outline legal requirements for transport users
2 Describe the
2.1 Access information on local driving and riding
requirements for driving
and riding in Australia
2.2 Outline the legal requirements and road requirements
in the local area
2.3 Identify sources of assistance in using roads
2.3 (sic) Outline key aspects of road safety for driving and

Required Knowledge and Skills

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

Required linguistic knowledge and skills :

vocabulary and expressions related to using transport, transport safety and regulations
spoken and written language and instructions related to using various modes of transport
sentence structures for simple, compound and complex sentences
some modals and modal forms (positive and negative), e.g. should, would, could, might,
need to
paralinguistic features to support understanding and communication
use mostly intelligible pronunciation with adequate stress and intonation characterised by
hesitation and circumlocution
Required sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge
some colloquial language

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.

Public transport options may



Access information
may include:

listening to guest speaker

watching a documentary or video online
internet sources
mobile phone apps
digital displays
public transport offices

key personnel e.g.

ticket inspector,
bicycle repair shop

community directory
car drivers associations

Legal requirements
may include:

buying and validating tickets on public transport

unlawful behaviour e.g. vandalism
rights and responsibilities of passengers in public
transport e.g. taxis
pedestrians crossing roads
licences/status of International Licence
minimum age and other requirements for a license
number of passengers allowed
pillion passengers on motorbikes
drink driving / 0.05 testing
speeding and speed limits
parking infringements
responsibilities in an accident
child restraints
not using mobile phones while driving
buying and registering a car

Driving and riding may


motor bike
car / taxi

Road requirements
may include

toll roads and payment options

single lane bridges
unfenced roads and livestock
gates on rural roads

traffic free zones on

designated days, e.g.
market day
Sources of assistance may

school zones (40 kph) special conditions

bike lanes / helmets for bike riders

websites related to toll ways, webcam showing traffic


online traffic advice

petrol price comparisons

websites related to drivers licences

street directories (online and print)

online maps e.g. bike paths

transport ombudsman

Evidence Guide
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the
Elements, Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the
Assessment section in Section B of the Accreditation Submission.

Critical aspects for

assessment and evidence
required to demonstrate
competency in this unit

Assessment must confirm the ability to:

use routine conventions and linguistic knowledge to:
source information on requirements for public and
personal transport use
select and describe key information on transport use,
legal requirements and safety

Context of and specific

resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

access to a range of sources of information
access to a range of EAL resources e.g.
bilingual resources
a bilingual dictionary, and / or an English-English

support for the learner takes into consideration the

following factors
need for a sympathetic interlocutor
need for contextual support
time to work out meaning or requirements of texts

Method(s) of assessment

The following assessment methods are suitable for this

simple oral presentation describing features of
the transport system
portfolio of information on the transport
system compiled by the learner
additional verbal questioning to confirm
linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural