Quick summary: Students will learn about transferable work skills, their importance in a work setting and how to develop them. Student will work in groups to research, understand and demonstrate the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ for one or more transferable skills in a short skit. Students then apply their new skills by competing in the Time-Management Game. Finally, students will consider how they can further develop transferable work skills through volunteering and community service.
This lesson supports La Trobe University’s Aspire Generation initiative, which empowers students to drive change through community engagement, volunteerism and leadership opportunities.
- What skills will I need to succeed in the world of work?
- How can I learn and develop those skills if I don’t have a job?
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 Work Studies
- Plan and implement strategies and processes to improve their learning and enhance the potential to realise their aspirations and personal wellbeing (ACWSCL005)
- Describe the nature of work in Australia and the implications for current and future work opportunities (ACWSCL015)
- Investigate a wide range of occupations, and the skills and personal qualities required in these fields (ACWSCL006)
Year 10 Work Studies
- Explain the range of skills and attributes necessary to work effectively in the 21st century (ACWSCL025)
- Analyse emerging approaches to work and the implications these have for workers to be flexible, proactive and responsive (ACWSCL034)
Relevant parts of Year 9 achievement standards: Students understand the importance and components of self-directed and lifelong learning. They investigate the skills and personal qualities associated with a range of occupations and explain the importance of teamwork and collaboration. They investigate the changes occurring in work, workplaces and work-related relationships and the factors contributing to the changes. They identify opportunities associated with these changes.
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards: Students explain the relationship between changing circumstances, learning and 21st century work opportunities and identify the skills needed to manage changes. They analyse emerging 21st century work arrangements and the resultant changing relationships between participants, the opportunities arising and the skills needed for these emerging work arrangements.
Topic: Enterprise Learning
Unit of work: Aspire Generation – Work Studies
Time required: 90 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. List of Transferable Skills, Time Management Challenge instructions (print enough for each group of three students), device capable of presenting a video to the class, Pyramid reflection print-out (print one per student – optional).
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities, web research.
Keywords: Work skills, transferable skills, practice, time management.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.