Lesson 1B: Welcome to Pathways Planning

Recent Prior Experience

Students have completed modules in their 5-6 Plan and 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. 

General Capabilities

Personal and social capability: 

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness 
  • Social management 



Lesson Delivery


20 Minutes - Introduction to Pathways

Introduce/reintroduce the Pathways website and tell/remind students about how the website can be used. Ask students to complete ‘A career is…’worksheet. Lead a discussion on what students think a career is. Introduce the concept that a career is about learning, work and life. It is more than just a job. Talk about lifelong learning and how you can learn anywhere – not just at school. The key message is everyone’s career is a unique combination of things they have learned and done. Ask students for their thoughts. 


40 Minutes - What is career development?

Introduce the term ‘career development’ and discuss how it has changed over time using Resources B and C. 

Using Resource D, ask students to draw a diagram of what they think career development might look like in the future. 


Ask students to look at ‘The High Five’ career development messages. 

Hold a class discussion on what students think about the messages.


20 Minutes - Pathways website

Ask students to login to their Pathways Plan and complete module one: Welcome to Pathways.

Lesson Evaluation
  • Achievement of learning outcomes
  • Catering for individual differences, learning styles, special needs (student diversity)
  • Resource Appropriateness

ABCD Career Competencies

Personal Management

2. Interact positively and effectively with others 

2.1 Develop abilities for building positive relationships in life