Unit Standard

Link the world of your classroom to the world of work using ActUp. Our Unit Standards modules get students out from behind desks and interact with each other. Act out and discuss new skills and experiences outside the classroom. Each module is a complete lesson plan. Guide your students as they act out the script, answer topic questions and complete topic extension exercises. Don't delay - use them today!

US 101: Develop And Use Keyboarding Skills To Enter Text
US 497: Protect Health And Safety In The Work Place
US 504: Produce a CV
US 1277: Communicate Information In A Specified Work Place
US 1299: Be Assertive In A Range Of Specified Situations
US 1304: Communicate With People From Other Cultures
US 1978: Identify Basic Employment Rights And Responsibilities 
US 2977: Read Texts for Practical Purposes
US 2989: Read And Assess Texts To Gain Knowledge
US 3501: Apply Listening Techniques
US 3503: Coordinating A Team Or Group To Complete Routine Tasks
US 4249: Demonstrate Care And Timeliness As An Employee 
US 4253: Obtain Job Search Skills 
US 7123: Problem Solving And Techniques
US 8489: Solve Problems Which Require Calculation With Whole Numbers 
US 8490: Solve Problems Using Numbers Expressed In Different Forms
US 8491: Interpret Information Presented In Tables And Graphs
US 8492: Use Standard Units Of Measurement
US 8808: Recording Using Reading Logs
US 8811: Collecting A Range Of Information 
US 8812: Writing Simple Instructions
US 8816: Preparing And Delivering A Speech
US 8817: Listen And Interact In A Discussion
US 10781: Produce A Career Plan Career 
US 10792: Write Letters 
US 12883: Text And Information Management 
US 13141: Career Information
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US 101: Develop And Use Keyboarding Skills To Enter Text 
Characters in this roleplay are ready to relax at the end of a hard day of computing and data entry work. Character One puts food and sauce and drink on top of their computer keyboard with unforseen results.

US 497: Protect Health And Safety In The Work Place 
It's not until an accident occurs that health and safety issues seem relevant or, in some cases, even discussed .By completing this roleplay and activities, people will be introduced to work place health and safety legislation and able to play an active role in ensuring the health and safety of themselves and others in the work place.

US 504: Produce a CV 
A well designed, easy-to read, and focused CV is an essential job search device.This role play introduces the concept of a CV, and discusses content, layout, purpose, presentation and production.

US 1277: Communicate Information In A Specified Work Place 
A tourism information officer works at the front desk and deals with different customers who are either in the office or on the telephone. When this roleplay and lesson plan are completed the person should be familiar with giving information to the clients face to face and on the telephone, recording, paraphrasing and responding to predictable inquiries.
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US 1299: Be Assertive In A Range Of Specified Situations 
Buying a t-shirt becomes complicated when the shop assistant won't listen to what is wanted. Having completed this roleplay and lesson plan, people should be able to identify barriers to assertive communication, be able to interact assertively in a one-to-one situation, and to use the skills to communicate assertively in a small group.

US 1304: Communicate With People From Other Cultures 
This role play features characters in two groups who do not know each other. The different groups exchange hand signals and speak in an effort to communicate with each other.

US 1978: Identify Basic Employment Rights And Responsibilities 
Being offered and accepting a job is a major achievement. However, many people are unaware of their rights and responsibilities as an employee. By completing this roleplay and activities, people will be introduced to basic employment rights and responsibilities and identify sources of information and assistance for employees.

US 2977: Read Texts for Practical Purposes 
Team One reads instructions to make a batch of cakes. Team Two researches definitions in dictionaries. Both teams get together to eat cakes and learn about definitions. By performing this roleplay and carrying out the activities, people are introduced to the purpose and reading of texts.
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US 2989: Read And Assess Texts To Gain Knowledge. 
Reading the label on a baked beans tin, finding a photographer in the telephone book and understanding a personal report help our friends achieve their objectives. By performing this roleplay and carrying out the activities, people are able to choose and assess texts for an identified purpose and read texts to gain knowledge.

US 3501: Apply Listening Techniques 
Listening attentively and understanding what is being said are important lifeskills. By performing this roleplay and carrying out the activities, people have been introduced to listening techniques and applying listing techniques in a specific context.

US 3503: Coordinating A Team Or Group To Complete Routine Tasks 
Disgusted by their untidy and unclean living conditions a group of people living together hold a meeting to discuss routine tasks, such as cleaning, By performing this roleplay and completing the activities, people are introduced to team roles and responsibilities and routine tasks in a team or group.

US 4249: Demonstrate Care And Timeliness As An Employee 
Waking up late, not showering, unironed clothes, and an indifferent attitude doesn't make the perfect employee. By performing this roleplay and carrying out activities people should have an awareness of personal presentation and behaviour, work place health and safety, a reasonable responsible attitude to equipment and materials, and be aware of timeliness in terms of punctuality, attendance, deadlines and notification of absences.
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US 4253: Obtain Job Search Skills 
Finding a job can be challenging. However, different strategies can be used to find a job. This role play introduces job search skills such as identifying potential job opportunities, locating suitable vacancies and preparing for, and carrying out, a job search programme. 

US 7123: Problem Solving And Techniques - Demonstrate A Knowledge Of Problem Solving And Apply A Problem Solving Technique To A Problem. 
A group of friends are locked out of their house. What's the problem? Who's responsible? What are the problem-solving options? By performing the roleplay and working through activities people are able to demonstrate a knowledge of problem solving and can apply a problem solving technique to a problem and evaluate the results.

US 8489: Solve Problems Which Require Calculation With Whole Numbers 
Set on a gameshow two teams use multiplication, division, addition and subtraction to answer the compere's questions. Multiplication, division, addition and subtraction are important calculations. By performing this roleplay and working through activities people have been introduced to solving problems which require calculation with whole numbers and without the calculators.

US 8490: Solve Problems Using Numbers Expressed In Different Forms
Set on a gameshow the two teams answer the compere's questions about thg use of quarters and how they are expressed as fractions, decimals and percentages.This roleplay introduces the concept of writing numbers as fractions, decimals and percentages and solving problems involving these different number forms.
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US 8491: Interpret Information Presented In Tables And Graphs 
Characters in this roleplay collect information and present it in pie graphs to settle arguments amongst their friends over things such as most common hair and eye colour.

US 8492: Use Standard Units Of Measurement 
Set on a gameshow three teams answer the compere's whole number multiples of common units measurement questions. By performing this roleplay and carrying out the activities, people should have an awareness of how to use measurement devices to measure quantity, calculate quantities for measurement and make estimates of measurement in whole number multiples of common units.

US 8808: Recording Using Reading Logs - English Written Language - Read An Inclusive Range Of Written Texts And Record The Reading Experience 
Character One is recording a reading log of different types of texts that they are reading. One mentions this to a group of friends who are immediately interested and offer suggestions to expand this reading log.

US 8811: English Written Language - Collect Information Using A Range Of Oral Written And Visual Sources And Methods 
Friend One has to develop and write a research project outline. Not knowing where to start or what to do One checks in with a group of friends and asks for ideas and suggestions on what to do.
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US 8812: English Written Language - Produce Transactional Written Text In Simple Forms 
Characters in this roleplay are assembled for the great shoe lace tying competition. Sole, Heel and Jimmy are seated behind desks with a shoe sitting in front of them. They have friends supporting them at their desks. They are going to attempt to follow a set of spoken and written instructions and tie their shoe laces.

US 8816: English Oral Language - Deliver Transactional Oral Text 
Friend One has to prepare a speech on catching the bus. Although it may seem easy One wants help and so checks in with friends to get suggestions on content, presentation and delivery.

US 8817: English Oral Language - Listen Attentively During And Interact In A Discussion A character in the roleplay has to produce a CV as part of a class. The character's friends listen and then decide to offer helpful hints as to the content and layout of the CV.

US 10781: Produce A Career Plan - Develop Goals And Action Steps For People To Succeed In Their Chosen Career Paths. 
By completing this roleplay and activities, people will be familiar with identifying options in relation to their own futures, exploring and identifying options to arrive at decisions and producing a plan to implement decisions.
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US 10792: Write Letters 
Writing letters for different situations is an important skill. After performing this roleplay and carrying out the activities, students will have been introduced to writing a formal letter, writing a formal letter of complaint and writing a personal letter.

US 12883: Text And Information Management - Generic Enter And Manage Text For Generic Text And Information Management 
One character urgently needs some work typed up but the typist has closed for the day. This character explains the situation to their friend who offers to type up and format their work.

US 13141: Career Information - Assist Client With Career Information And Support In Response To Inquiries 
Friend One is considering career options but doesn't know where to start thinking, looking or visiting for information. In desperation Friend One asks a group of friends if they have any ideas or suggestions. Having just completed a careers project the group of friends have all the suggestions, ideas and information.

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Modules are $NZ45+gst per module. There is $6+gst p&p per total order.

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