IntroductionThe Australian Curriculum: Work Studies, Years 9–10 has been written in response to key work-related issues facing young people today and into the future. This is a world-leading, future-oriented curriculum, equal in quality, value and rigour to more traditional academic programs.
RationaleWork has intrinsic value and is a fundamental part of everyday life. It fosters human dignity, independence and a sense of personal worth. It is recognised as a right of all people.
AimsThe Australian Curriculum: Work Studies, Years 9–10 aims to ensure that students in Years 9 and 10 develop:
knowledge of the world of work and the importance of lifelong learning
capacities to manage careers, change and transitions in an uncertain and changing future
Nature of work studiesApplied learning
Practically-based learning in realistic contexts is recognised internationally as being important for students in preparing for the world of work.
StructureThe design, organisation and structure of the Work Studies Years 9–10 curriculum provides flexibility for schools to draw on the interests, capabilities and contexts of their students. It allows schools to accommodate school structures and processes, and support middle school approaches to curriculum delivery if appropriate.
PDF documentsResources and support materials for the Australian Curriculum: Work Studies are available as PDF documents.
Work Studies: Sequence of content
Work Studies: Sequence of achievement