Lesson 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

General Capabilities

Personal and social capability 

  • Self-awareness

  • Self-management

  • Social awareness

  • Social management

Critical and creative thinking
  • Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas

  • Generating ideas, possibilities and actions

  • Reflecting on thinking and processes 

  • Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures

Lesson Delivery


15 Minutes - Introduction

Define what a ‘job’ is.  A job is a person’s role in society; it is usually a regular activity in exchange for payment. But a job can also be unpaid.  Ask……Why do we need skills for work?  The future can be exciting and sometimes fearful but it is being created now and will continue to be created by you and your generation.  Changes are occurring in the world of work which means the way we are employed, the types of occupations and where we work will impact on our choices and opportunities.  Ask the students to complete Resource A – Skilling up.


20 Minutes - Activities: Interview preparation

Students can work in pairs to practice interview preparation: Resource B.


15 Minutes

Ask students to login to their pathways plan and complete module ten: Finding a job

Lesson Evaluation

  • Achievement standard statement

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

ABCD Career Competencies

Career building 

7. Secure/create and maintain work

7.3 Develop abilities to seek, obtain/create and maintain work

8. Make career enhancing decisions

8.4 Incorporate realism into your career decision-making

11. Understand, engage in and manage the career building process

11.1 Explore the underlying concepts of the career building process 

11.2 Understand and experience the career building process

11.3 Take charge of your career building process