The numeracy skills listed in this publication, for any particular occupation, are by no means meant to imply that they are the ONLY numeracy skills which a school leaver requires. All school leavers require a core set of numeracy skills to function effectively in life, learning and work beyond school.
The main purpose of the Numeracy for Jobs Guide is three-fold:
1. For Teachers
To enable mathematics and vocational (VET) teachers to highlight numeracy skills needed for working in various jobs and to incorporate these skills into teaching and learning programs.
2. For Students
To be used by all students in the Personal Learning Plan SACE subject to help them to identify some of the essential numeracy skills needed for their chosen jobs.
3. For Our Economy
To encourage the acknowledgement of the importance of numeracy skills to the effectiveness of the South Australian workforce.