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 (2019) 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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