Pathways to Success
This core subject is aligned with VCE Unit 1 Industry & Enterprise which prepares students for a compulsory week of work experience. Students update their work skills by refining their Career Action Plan (developed during Year 9) and actively exploring their individual career goals and pathways. Students build skills that assist in dealing with issues affecting participants in the workplace. They investigate job tasks and processes in work settings as well as entry level requirements associated with work in selected industries. Students research a work-related issue, and consider strategies related to the development of interpersonal skills and effective communication to deal with the selected issue. After completing the relevant occupational health and safety (OH&S) induction program, students demonstrate the practical application of their skills by completing at least 35 hours of work experience. It provides students with the valuable opportunity to develop employability skills, explore possible career options, understand employer expectations, and increase their self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence. Students research work-related issues concerned with the basic rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, including OH&S requirements for specific workplaces, the role of unions in the workplace and equal employment opportunity.