Work Studies

1 unit course

Course Summary

The Work Studies syllabus is for year 11 only and is designed to assist students in their transition from school to work. It develops knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by students in the transition to work and the skills needed for effective career planning and performance of tasks in the work environment.

The practical orientation of the course is intended to give students useful experiences against which to test their emerging career and/or study preferences. 

Roughly 50% theory and 50% practical work - 3 assessments and Workbook tasks.

What, if any, skills are needed?

There are no prerequisites for this subject.

Course Units
Year 11 Units
My Working Life
Preparing Job Applications
Workplace Communication
Experiencing Work
Team and Enterprise Skills
Managing Work and Life Commitments
Learning Experiences
  • Looking at the future of jobs in Australia
  • Identifying future aspirations and the power of appearance and team builder exercises and mock interview scenarios designed to develop employability skills. 
  • Guest presenters
  • Career Study Day
  • Creating a Workable Wardrobe and style tips incursion
  • First Aid Course
  • Barista Training opportunities
Career Options

The content and activities in Work Studies offer students flexibility to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding in employment, career planning and managing change, which will assist in preparing them for a variety of employment and life contexts and make a smooth transition from school to work. 


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