Workplace Learning (ADWPL) Career & Enterprise Program - Endorsed & General

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Pathway:
General Pathway
Pre-requisites:
There is no minimum entry requirement for this program; however an interview may be requested for some work placements.
Course Description:
This program is highly recommended for those students who are focused on gaining first hand experience in the workforce.
By successfully completing this program, students will be credited with:
 
  • 1 Career and Enterprise (CAE) Unit
  • 2 Workplace Learning (ADWPL) Units
 
The Career & Enterprise Unit prepares students for their work placements and future career decisions by studying the following topics:
 
  • Personal Attributes and Suitability to Jobs
  • Learning / Education and Career Success
  • People Support in Career Management
  • Career Information Sources
  • Responding To Job Opportunities
  • Promoting Yourself to an Employer
  • Differences In Work Environments
  • Changing Features of Work Environments
  • Job Satisfaction
 
The Workplace Learning Units provide a valuable opportunity for students to explore career pathways by choosing to undertake practical and relevant work experience in an  industry of their choice. It provides students with the knowledge, workplace skills and attitudes valued within work environments, as a preparation for employment. Specific technical skills and knowledge learnt during formal education help students gain and keep employment. These skills are vital to all forms of employment in today’s world.
 
These units introduce Workplace Learning. Students prepare for, and are placed in a suitable workplace.  WPL is completed in two x two week blocks throughout the year in an industry area of interest to the student.
 
During their work placements, students are given an opportunity to develop generic work related skills that are transferable and vital to all forms of employment. These skills are often referred to as “ employability skills” and are relevant for everyone seeking work. Employability skills are developed over the life time of an individual and are valued in education, training, employment and participation in the community.  Students may be offered part-time work opportunities, full-time or school based apprenticeships and traineeships after successful work placements, thus offering an excellent networking opportunity for students.
Course Assessment:
Career & Enterprise
Completion requirements:
To pass one unit of Career & Enterprise, students must complete the following 6 assignments:

Investigate three different jobs, and produce a written report on personal suitability for each job
Investigate the tools, resources and organizations used to gain work
Complete the Worksafe SmartMove Certificate
Collect information for use in your Career Portfolio
Present a professional Career Portfolio
Identify the features of different work environments

This unit is graded A - E at the end of the year.
Note – A detailed assessment statement will be provided to students at the commencement of the course.

Workplace Learning
Completion requirements
To achieve one unit of workplace learning students must have:
completed a total of 55 hours in the workplace
maintained a logbook documenting workplace attendance and tasks undertaken
complete a Workplace Learning Skills Journal.
Further Study:
This course leads to Career & Enterprise & Workplace Learning in Year 12.
Additional Information:
This program allows students to experience different workplaces, assisting them to make informed career decisions. These decisions are important as students move from school to further education, training, employment and participation in the community. Some examples of work placements include electrical, plumbing and gas fitting, carpentry and joinery, hospitality, automotive, metals and engineering, child care, hairdressing, IT, animal care, teacher assistant, retail and health services.
Additional Costs:
No additional costs.
Note: A White Card is required if students are attending a Construction workplace (This may be completed as part of an external training provider course or on-line).