ERIC Number: ED431084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Farmers as Employers. Level 1. Level 2. Level 3. Support Materials for Agricultural Training.
Batman, Kangan; Gadd, Nick; Lucas, Michele
This publication contains the three communication skills units of the three levels of Support Materials for Agricultural Training (SMAT) in the area of farmers as employers: Level 1 (starting), 2 (continuing), and 3 (completing). The units are designed to help the learner improve his or her written and spoken communication and numeracy skills needed to deal with employment of agriculture workers. SMAT materials can be used by the individual, with a mentor, or in a group or class. An introduction describes how to use the materials, types of activities, and materials needed. Four types of activities are found in the communication unit: key word activities, reading activities, writing activities, and spoken communication activities. Model answers are provided. Topics covered in Level 1 are as follows: jobs on the farm, employment conditions, job descriptions, interviews, job advertisements, and job application letters. Topics covered in Level 2 include the following: person specifications, job advertisements, personal history forms, negotiations, tax, employment declaration forms, and employment surveys. Topics covered in Level 3 are as follows: job advertisements and applications, resumes, interviewing management staff, training and profitability, and motivating people. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Laborers, Agricultural Production, Business Communication, Communication Skills, Developed Nations, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Interviews, Employment Practices, Farmers, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Training, Learning Activities, Motivation Techniques, Occupational Information, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection, Postsecondary Education, Resumes (Personal), Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Work Environment
Language Australia National Resource Centre, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia