Quick summary: 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.
This lesson supports La Trobe University’s Aspire Generation initiative, which empowers students to drive change through community engagement, volunteerism and leadership opportunities.
- 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?
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
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)
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability
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.
Topic: Enterprise Learning
Unit of work: Aspire Generation – Work Studies
Time required: 120 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
Resources required: 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.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Keywords: Volunteering, community service, work experience, finding work.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.