Planning, programming and assessing work education 7-10

Resources to help you plan, program and assess work education in Years 7-10.

The Work Education Years 7-10 syllabus acknowledges the importance of vocational learning, allowing every student to develop employability and enterprise skills, understand the flexibility required for the workplace, the need for self-evaluation, goal setting and decision-making skills.

Students may undertake either 100 or 200 hours of study in work education in Stage 4 or Stage 5.

A 100-hour course can consist of either:

  • three core study topics and a minimum of four options
  • four or five core study topics and a minimum of three options
  • six core study topics and a minimum of two options.

A 200-hour course:

  • six core study topics and a minimum of six options.

Work Education aims to:

  • develop students' knowledge and understanding of the world of work
  • encourage students to be self-motivated learners
  • motivate students to understand the need for future education, work and training throughout their lives.

Students prepare for the working world by developing:

  • an understanding of themselves, their aspirations and skills of innovation and enterprise
  • knowledge of their rights and responsibilities as workers
  • an awareness of employer's expectations
  • an appreciation of the diversity of work opportunities.

Key information for implementing the work education syllabus (DOCX 67 KB)


  • HSIE
  • Stage 4
  • Stage 5
  • Work Education

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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