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Career and Workplace Learning

    Careers and Enterprise – G1CAE & G2CAE

    Unit 1
    Understanding the World of Work
    This unit enables you to increase your knowledge of work and career choices and to identify a network of people and organisations that can help your school-to-work transition. You will develop an understanding of aspects of work, such as part-time, full-time, flexi-hours, volunteer work and unemployment. You will learn that positive self-esteem and self-management are required to access work opportunities and acquire skills to build careers. You will learn the basic organisation and roles associated with different workplace structures, and develop awareness that employment is connected with responsibility for yourself and others.

    Unit Pair Cost: $35

    Unit 2
    My Work Skills and Readiness
    The focus of this unit is entry-level work readiness. You will explore the attributes and skills necessary for employment, and identify your personal strengths and interests, career competencies, knowledge, behaviours, values and attitudes, and the impact these have on career development opportunities and decisions. You will develop an autobiographical profile. You will use this, together with simple work search tools and techniques, to commence planning career development options. You will record your work, training and learning experiences in a resume to include in a career portfolio.

    You will examine the organisation of workplaces within a chosen industry area and learn about the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in entry-level jobs, and you will investigate how influences and trends impact on personal career development opportunities.

    Unit Pair Cost: $35

    Workplace Learning

    This is an endorsed program developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.  Workplace Learning allows students to develop transferable skills through work experience in the workplace. These skills may be developed through paid or unpaid work experience.

    Why should you enrol in Workplace Learning?

    • To improve your skills for employment
    • To help you make better career choices
    • To gain confidence working with other people
    • To improve your opportunities for part-time work
    • To gain extra points for TAFE entry
    • To gain credit for part-time work

    What is required?  

    To complete this program, a student must:

    • Attend an interview
    • Complete an induction program
    • Work at least 55 hours in a real workplace
    • Complete a logbook (see below)
    • Complete a skills journal (see below).

    Logbook

    During the work placement the student is required to complete a logbook which comprises of an attendance record and task schedule and an an evaluation of the student’s workplace performance.
    This logbook is validated by the workplace supervisor.

    Skills Journal

    During and/or after the work placement the student is required to respond to 10 questions for every 55 hours completed (Questions are based on the Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework).

    Ideally, you should have two days free on your timetable to enable you to do your work placement. If you have a full timetable you will need to complete your work placement after school or in the holidays.

    *** Please be aware: based on the average of a 6 hour day you would need to work two sets of school holidays without any sick days to comply.

    2018 School Holiday Dates:

    Term 1
    Saturday 14th April 2018 – Sunday 29th April 2018
    (Easter Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April)
    (Anzac Day Public Holiday Wednesday 25 April)

    Term 2
    Saturday 30 June 2018 – Sunday 15th July 2018

    Term 3
    Saturday 22 September 2018 – Sunday 7 October 2018
    (Public Holiday Monday 24 September, 2018)

    PLEASE NOTE– this is a course, we do not find you employment. We help you to gain the skills and experience you will need to find employment when you leave school. If you have a part-time job already, you may be able to use these hours towards the program. Please check with the Workplace Learning Coordinator.

    Contact Suzie Brown WPL Coordinator 0418 943 489