Work Education 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.
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