Compulsory Subjects – Workplace Practices

Staff Contact

David Hickey dhickey@navigator.sa.edu.au

 

Stage 1 Workplace Practices

 

Assumed Knowledge

Nil.

 

In 2017 Stage 1 Workplace Practices will be taught at concurrently with Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan.  This will effectively give students 20 Stage 1 SACE credits at the conclusion of Year 10.

 

Course Outline

Students develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the nature, type and structure of the workplace. They learn about the value of unpaid work to society, future trends in the world of work, workers’ rights and responsibilities and career planning.

Students can undertake learning in the workplace and develop and reflect on their capabilities, interests, and aspirations. The subject may include the undertaking of vocational education and training (VET) as provided under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

 

Course Content

Stage 1 Workplace Practices has three areas of study:

  • Industry and Work Knowledge
  • Vocational Learning
  • VET

 

Area of Study 1: Industry and Work Knowledge

This area of study enables students to develop knowledge and understanding of the nature, type, and structure of the workplace, including local, national, and global workplaces. It consists of the following topics:

  • Future Trends in the World of Work
  • Workers Rights and Responsibilities

 

Area of Study 2: Vocational Learning

Vocational learning includes any formal learning in a work-related context outside AQF qualifications and incorporates elements such as generic work skills, enterprise education, career education, and community-based and work-based learning.

 

Area of Study 3: VET

VET includes any accredited training provided under the AQF by an RTO. VET can contribute to students’ evidence of learning for Assessment Type 2: Performance.

 

Assessment

Folio 35%

Performance 35%

Reflection 30%

 

Stage 2 Workplace Practices

 

Required Background

Satisfactory completion of Workplace Practices at Stage 1 is highly recommended but not compulsory.

This course is generally studied alongside a VET (Vocational Education Training) qualification.

 

Course Outline

Students develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the nature, type and structure of the workplace. They learn about the value of unpaid work to society, future trends in the world of work, workers’ rights and responsibilities and career planning.

Students can undertake learning in the workplace and develop and reflect on their capabilities, interests, and aspirations. The subject may include the undertaking of vocational education and training (VET) as provided under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

 

Course Content

Stage 2 Workplace Practices has three areas of study:

  • Industry and Work Knowledge
  • Vocational Learning
  • VET

 

Area of Study 1: Industry and Work Knowledge

This area of study enables students to develop knowledge and understanding of the nature, type, and structure of the workplace, including local, national, and global workplaces. It consists of the following three topics:

  • The Changing Nature of Work
  • Industrial Relations
  • Finding Employment

 

Area of Study 2: Vocational Learning

Vocational learning includes any formal learning in a work-related context outside AQF qualifications and incorporates elements such as generic work skills, enterprise education, career education, and community-based and work-based learning.

 

Area of Study 3: VET

VET includes any accredited training provided under the AQF by an RTO. VET can contribute to students’ evidence of learning for Assessment Type 2: Performance.

 

Assessment

Folio 25%

Performance 25%

Reflection 20%

Investigation 30%