Lesson 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

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


30 Minutes - What is a resume?

Brainstorm – what is a resume? A resume is a document that outlines your personal details, education, skills, achievements, work experience and referees. Go through each section of the resume template in more detail. 

A resume can be the first point of contact between you and an employer so it needs to be well thought out and up to date. One important part of your resume is your achievements. You will have the opportunity to enter in your achievements on Pathways later in the lesson. Ask students to create a resume for themselves using the resume template.


30 Minutes - Developing good communication skills

Lead a discussion on communication skills and ask students what they think they are and why we need them. Write ‘written’, ‘verbal’ and ‘nonverbal’ on the board and ask students to provide examples of each. Job seeking is just one area where good communication skills are important. To gain employment you may need to make telephone calls, send resumes, attend interviews and complete forms. 

Use Resource B to play one of the communication games. Both games will involve ‘body language’ – discuss how this is a communication skill.


20 Minutes

Ask students to login to their Pathways Plan and complete module 8: My achievements.

Lesson Evaluation

  • Achievement standard statement

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

ABCD Career Competencies

Personal Management

4. Participate in lifelong learning supportive of career goals

4.4 Participate in continuous learning supportive of career goals

Learning and work exploration

6. Understand the relationship between work, society and the economy

6.1. Understand how work contributes to the community

Career building

7. Secure/create and maintain work

7.1 Explore effective ways of working

7.2 Develop qualities to seek and obtain/create work

8. Make career enhancing decisions

8.1 Explore and improve decision-making.