Students will raise questions about how to gain and keep work, then explore how to find quality information that helps to answer their questions. They will create a visual display to share what they have discovered, and also apply their new knowledge about how to gain and keep work to the context of gaining and keeping a volunteer, community service or paid position.
- How can I gain work?
- How can I keep work?
- How can I develop skills to successfully gain and keep work?
- How do I grow and apply my skills in gaining and keeping work?
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 9 Work Studies:
- Investigate formal and informal recruitment processes (ACWSCL017)
- Identify the importance of rights and responsibilities for employers and workers (ACWSCL019)
Year 10 Work Studies:
- 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 describe formal and informal recruitment processes. They plan and implement strategies to improve their learning and strengthen their individual learning skills.
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards: Students outline 21st century approaches to recruitment and selection, and skills required in responding to them. They select learning strategies and career information and sources and evaluate and align their personal capacities.
Unit of work: Aspire Generation – Work Studies
Time required: 120 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet
- Device capable of presenting an online video to the class
- Enough web-enabled laptops/tablets for one per student or one between two
- Sticky notes (at least three per student)
- Hints and tips for gaining and keeping work template
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- Community engagement
- Critical thinking
- Social skills
This lesson supports La Trobe University’s Aspire Generation initiative, which empowers students to drive change through community engagement, volunteerism and leadership opportunities.