Students will reflect on the skills and knowledge developed throughout the Aspire Generation – Work Studies unit. They will create a personal Careers Portfolio that showcases their learning and the positive contributions they have made to the community. This assessment would be most effective if it is ongoing throughout the unit.
- What skills do I have?
- Why would someone employ me?
- How can I showcase my skills and qualities to an employer or another interested party?
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 9 Work Studies:
- Recognise the importance of self-awareness in career and life design (ACWSCL013)
Year 10 Work Studies:
- Apply knowledge of self to career decision-making processes (ACWSCL032)
- Use a range of tools, methods and skills for accessing work relevant to 21st century recruitment and selection processes (ACWSCL037)
Relevant parts of Year 9 achievement standards: Students understand the importance and components of self-directed and lifelong learning.
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards: They evaluate work-related communication tools and analyse the skills and capacities needed for 21st century work including appropriate communication skills. Students explain the importance of developing a distinct profile to access and manage 21st century work opportunities and challenges.
Unit of work: Aspire Generation – Work Studies
Time required: 60+ mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet
- Career Portfolio instructions (print one per student – OR view on the Student Worksheet)
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- Critical thinking
- Social skills
- Digital literacy
This lesson supports La Trobe University’s Aspire Generation initiative, which empowers students to drive change through community engagement, volunteerism and leadership opportunities.