There are lots of different types of jobs and careers
There are different pathways to get a job/career
There is a process to applying for a job
Training and education are important for obtaining and maintaining a job/career
There are common skills and qualities that you need in order to work eg. people skills, organisation, training
There are personal, social and community benefits to having a job/career
What is a job? Career? Workplace?
How do we find/follow a career?
What different types of jobs/careers/workplaces are there? (in Bendigo)
What are the benefits of a job? (Self worth, esteem, money, employer, community)
What skills do you need to apply and work in various careers?
Which skills and qualities are generic across workplaces?
What are the different education/training pathways to following a career?
Key: Life and Living
Contributing: Communication, Responsibility, Social organisation, Diversity, Work
Desire to learn and improve
Identify what we know about careers
Find out our understanding and prior knowledge of careers and jobs
How might careers and jobs be different from each other?
To identify and articulate different types of jobs and careers
Students work in small groups (approximately 4 students)
Distribute images of people doing different jobs/careers – several images for each group – ensure a wide range of workplaces are covered
Students take turns in their groups to describe what is happening in the pictures
Each group decides what their pictures have in common
Groups join with another group and compare/contrast what they have discovered so far
Each larger group reports findings back to grade
Divide students into 4 groups (these can be original groups). Get students to bundle images classifying in a way they can justify. Groups join with another group and re-bundle jobs/careers based on images of both groups. Larger group justifies the way they have bundled
As a whole class share the bundled jobs and decide as a whole class on the final classification of job types
Discuss differences between a job and a career. Job – short term for money. Career – has long term goals for advancement
Students share with a partner the type of job they might enjoy, justifying their choice with at least 3 reasons
Students brainstorm as many jobs/careers as they know, recording one job or career on each sticky note
Teacher draws 10 large circles on whiteboard
Students’ group jobs/careers that would work together (in same field)
Ask students which workplace would employ the most local workers
Display graph of Australian Employment by sector, discuss
Find and display graph of local employment by sector, discuss
Compare and contrast Australian employment by sector with local employment by sector
Discuss toys of jobs/careers that would relate to the sectors offering highest employment at the local level
Research local large employers in the area using websites (Teachers will need to provide a list of suggestions)
Link back to what is their ‘job’ at the moment (Go to school). How does that link to finding a job or career?
Develop self-awareness of jobs and careers that might suit me in relation to interests, abilities and competencies
Students can articulate their interests and how these might develop into a career
Students log onto the website and complete the interview
Interview results will demonstrate some of the skills and interests the students might have at this time.
A pizza of this information will be generated for each student.
Students design a Pizza Smart Poster displaying their smarts and the careers suited to them at this point in time.
Students present their poster to the class.
To understand that there are many different jobs and careers and that these are suited to my different abilities, competencies and interests and that my abilities, competencies and interests will change over time
I can articulate my interests and I have a developing understanding of some of the different types of jobs or careers that would suit my current abilities, competencies and interests.
Learning Intention: To understand that different jobs/careers are needed to run a workplace
Choose a workplace and brainstorm the different jobs/careers in that workplace (eg. brainstorm the different jobs that exist at a newspaper – journalists, editors, printers, graphic designers, advertisers etc)
e.g. Brainstorm the different jobs that exist at a newspaper- journalist, editors, printers, graphic designers, advertisers etc
Who am I? Students write clues related to a job/career so that others can guess the job or career.
eg. Who am I? I work in a team. I wear a blue uniform. I assist in emergencies. People dial 000 to call me
What do you enjoy? What are you passionate about? What careers would you link to your interests? Discuss briefly with the grade, partner interview each other
Introduce and model the concentric circle:
List jobs or areas of interest. Share with a group. Discuss values and beliefs (eg. If you enjoy helping people, this will lead you to careers that involve this) Link to pizza smart generated for each student
Identify 5 jobs/careers (Choose varied jobs/careers and examples that will have different pathways) Brainstorm the skills needed for each of these jobs. Help students to begin to identify possible pathways to each of these jobs/careers