Pathways Plan

OVERVIEW OF YEAR 7 TO YEAR 10 PATHWAYS LESSON PLANS

What are the general capabilities?
The general capabilities play a significant role in the Australian Curriculum in equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.
In the Australian Curriculum, capability encompasses knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions. Students develop capability when they apply knowledge and skills confidently, effectively and appropriately in complex and changing circumstances, in their learning at school and in their lives outside school.
In the Australian Curriculum, the general capabilities are addressed through the content of the learning areas. General capabilities are identified where they are developed or applied in the content descriptions. They are also identified where they offer opportunities to add depth and richness to student learning via the content elaborations, which are provided to give teachers ideas about how they might teach the content. Icons are used to indicate where general capabilities have been identified in learning area content descriptions and elaborations.
Teachers are expected to teach and assess general capabilities to the extent that they are incorporated within learning area content. State and territory education authorities will determine if and how student learning of the general capabilities is to be further assessed or reported.
https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/general-capabilities/ 
Career education: linking primary school to post school through the Pathways Planning program
*View the Illustration of Practice videos on the ACARA website where ACT public school students are engaged in Pathways Planning to help develop their general capabilities. 
https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/resources/general-capabilities-and-career-education/illustrations-of-practice/career-education-linking-primary-school-to-post-school-through-the-pathways-program/


Module 1A: Welcome to High School?

Recent prior experience

Students have completed their 5-6 Pathways Plan, including their Transition Plan. This is the first lesson in Pathways for Year 7 students. It is an introduction to high school. 1A resources are for this lesson.

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • learn how transitioning to high school is an important part of their career journey
  • review their Year 6 Transition Plan.

Module 1B: Welcome to Pathways Planning

Recent prior experience

Students have completed lesson 1A Welcome to High School.

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • learn about the Pathways website and how it can help them to manage their career
  • develop an understanding of the term ‘career’
  • learn that secondary school is an important part of the career journey.

Module 2: Knowing who I am

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules A1 and 1B of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • identify their personal strengths and interests
  • recognise the importance of self-awareness in making good career decisions

Module 3: ‘I would rather quiz’

Recent prior experience

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

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • identify their hopes, dreams and aspirations
  • gain an awareness of how hopes, dreams and aspirations can help to create a plan for their career

Module 4: My support network

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2 and 3 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • gain an awareness of the importance of asking for help
  • identify their support network
  • understand the power of asking for help

Module 5: My career action plan

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Pathways Plan

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • research and analyse a range of education, training and work options
  • develop an understanding of a SMART goal and create three of their own
  • learn that goals are more likely to be achieved if they are personal

Module 6: Workplace learning

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • investigate workplace learning options
  • identify links between interests, skills, school learning and workplace learning

Module 7: My skills for work

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • understand the importance and components of lifelong learning
  • investigate the skills and personal qualities needed to navigate 21st century work opportunities
  • identify their work skills and reflect on how to improve them

Module 8: My achievements

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • understand that the many roles they play in life contribute to their lifelong learning
  • learn about resumes and how they can be used in their career journey
  • recognise and record their achievements at school, home and in the community

Module 9: My transition plan

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • make informed and considered choices in relation to the next steps in their learning, training and employment
  • learn about the choices available to them so they can understand how to plan for their future; their choices need plenty of thought

Module 10: Finding a job

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • identify the challenges related to finding a job
  • identify and understand the process of applying for a job

Module 11: My reflection and e-portfolio

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • reflect on their experience of high school
  • identify their feelings about transitioning into college/work and further study
  • communicate expectations about the next phase of their learning and future options.

Module 12: Resume builder

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • learn about the Pathways website, Resume builder and how it can help them to manage their career information
  • develop an understanding of the world of work, and prepare a profile of themselves that demonstrates skills, knowledge and experience

CareersExpo

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of their Pathways Plan. They have attended the CareersXpo

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • learn about the world of work and what opportunities exist in a myriad of interest areas
  • Reflect on their Transition Plan from Module 9 and ask questions at the CareersXpo (Resource B & C)