Lesson 3: My Goals

Recent Prior Experience

Students have completed Modules 1 and 2 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of Learning 

Students will:

  • Create a plan that identifies the steps required to achieve the SMART goals they have set

  • Identify the people who can help to achieve their goal

General Capabilities

Personal and social capability: Self-management

Sub element: Develop self-discipline and set goals

Indicator of learning: Students set goals in learning and personal organisation by completing tasks within a given time



Lesson Delivery


20 Minutes - Defining a SMART Goal

Pose the questions:

  • Have you ever set a goal? – What are some goals you have set in the past?

  • Were you able to achieve them? Why? Or why not?

Ask students to share their goal setting process and why they think they achieved their goal. Note any patterns if they exist.

Discuss goal setting and how most of us set goals, but not all of us reach them. Following the five key parts of a “S.M.A.R.T” goal may increase their chances of reaching their goals. 

Display the poster and talk about what each part of the acronym means when it comes to setting a goal. Model writing a SMART goal.


10 Minutes -  Identifying Support People to Help Achieve SMART Goals

Ask students to identify who might help them achieve their goal/s. Suggest family members, friends, teachers, coaches etc.


20 Minutes

Ask students to login to their Pathways Plan and complete Module 3: My goals. Please note some students may need to be given an example of what to write for Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 for their SMART goal.

Lesson Evaluation

  • Achievement standard statement

  • Catering for individual differences, learning styles, special needs (student diversity)

ABCD Career Competencies: Personal Management

1.1 Build a positive self-concept while discovering its influence on yourself and others

1.2 Build a positive self-concept and understand its influence on life and work