Careers and Enterprise

Year 11 Careers and Enterprise (General)

The Career and Enterprise General course engages students in learning about developing their career in a constantly changing digital and globalised world. Careers are now considered to be about work, learning and life. Individuals need to be proactive, enterprising career managers who engage in lifelong learning.

The Career and Enterprise General course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to be enterprising and to proactively manage their own careers.

Career education involves learning to manage and take responsibility for personal career development. The Career and Enterprise General course involves recognising one’s individual skills and talents, and using this understanding to assist in gaining and keeping work. The course develops a range of work skills and an understanding of the nature of work. Key components of the course include:

      • An understanding of different personality types and their link to career choices;
      • Developing entrepreneurial behaviours;
      • ‘Learning to learn’ and keeping skills and education current in a rapidly changing workplace;
      • Diversity and sensitivity in the workplace;
      • An understanding of workplace conflict resolution strategies;
      • Applying for jobs and creating a CV and cover letters;
      • Building professional networks;
      • The exploration of social, cultural and environmental issues that affect work, workplaces and careers.