• Upcoming Events

  • CONTACT

Career Development Information

Career Development
Career Development aims to support students to identify possible future pathways and develop work-based skills to increase their success in the workplace.

General Description
Career Development is an important part of a students’ learning development. Through their engagement in the specialised subject, students will have the opportunity to consider different educational and career pathways and gain confidence in their work-based skills.

Students will be encouraged to reflect on their personal qualities and work style preferences through a range of resources that promote conversations about their learning and career goals.
Students will also develop a Career Plan, a flexible document they can edit and reflect on during their time at Whyalla High School

Year 10 students are also encouraged to complete Work Experience in fields they are interested in pursuing to provide them with hands-on opportunities in the workplace. For information on Work Experience refer to the 2020 curriculum guide.

For further information on pathway options please visit the school’s career website

www.whyallahscareers.com

Year 8 Career Development

Length 1 Semester
Contact Person Ms Emma Hunter

Description

Students reflect on the skills and qualities they see in themselves and people they admire and discuss how they connect to workplaces. They complete an online career personality quiz that provides them with insight into their work preferences and possible pathways that could align with their current values and interests. Students also start their Career Plans- a flexible document they can edit and reflect on during their time at Whyalla High School.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through their career development folio, which will include tasks such as written reflections, career-based quizzes, career profiles, and career plans.

Special Requirements

Nil

Subject Fee

Nil

Year 9 Career Development

Length 1 Semester
Contact Person Ms Emma Hunter

Description

Students continue to reflect on their career pathway through the use of their Career Plan and Career Conversations. They have the opportunity to complete a MyCareerMatch Profile with Uni SA to gain further insight into them as a worker and possible pathways that could interest them based on their responses. Students develop their work-based literacy skills, creating a resume and cover letter that can be adapted and used in their future.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through their career development folio, which will include tasks such as written reflections, career-based quizzes, career profiles, and career plans.

Special Requirements

Nil

Subject Fee

Nil