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To help teachers to get the most out of Worksite we are now adding in links to the  Australian Curriculum.

In the below table we have listed the ACARA codes along with a description of the curriculum and the links to the Worksite pages which contains the relevant content. Our intention is to continue to grow our connections with the Australian Curriculum to make Worksite a valuable resource for teachers and students.

We have found that in particular our current content is most relevant to the following study areas:

Year 9 History

Making a Better World?: The Industrial Revolution [2]

Australia and Asia: Making a Nation [3]

World War 1 [4]

Year 9 Work Studies

Career and life design: Career development and management [5]

Career and life design: The nature of work [6]

Career and life design: Gaining and keeping work [7]

Skills for learning and work: Work skills [8]

Year 10 Work Studies

Skills for learning and work: learning to learn [9]

Skills for learning and work: Work skills [10]

Career and life design: career development and management [11]

Career and life design: The nature of work [12]

Career and life design: Gaining and keeping work [13]

Options

Option 5: Gender And Work [14]

 

Year 9 History:

Making a Better World?: The Industrial Revolution

 
CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACDSEH080 [15] “The population movements and changing settlement patterns during this period” Eight hour day: work, rest and play [16]
ACDSEH081 [17] “The short and long-term impacts of the Industrial Revolution, including global changes in landscapes, transport and communication”

  • Describing the impact of factories, mines and cities on the environment, and on population growth and distribution.
  • Outlining the growth of trade unions as a response to the impacts of the Industrial Revolution.

Wages through the ages: a brief history of pay [18]

Tolpuddle Martyrs 1830 [19]

The history of child labour: from farm to factory [20]

ACDSEH082 [21] “The short and long-term impacts of the Industrial Revolution, including global changes in landscapes, transport and communication”

  • Describing the impact of factories, mines and cities on the environment, and on population growth and distribution.
  • Outlining the growth of trade unions as a response to the impacts of the Industrial Revolution.

Wages through the ages: a brief history of pay [18]

Tolpuddle Martyrs 1830 [19]

 

Australia and Asia: Making a Nation

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACDSEH092 [22] “Legislation 1901-1914, including the Harvester Judgement, pensions, and the Immigration Restriction Act” The Harvester judgement and Australia’s minimum wage [23]
ACDSEH091 [24] “Key events and ideas in the development of Australian self-government and democracy, including women’s voting rights” Shearer’s Strike 1891 [25]
ACDSEH090 [26] “Living and working conditions in Australia around the turn of the twentieth century (that is 1900)” Eight hour day: work, rest and play [16]The Harvester judgement and Australia’s minimum wage [23]

 

World War 1

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACDSEH096 [27] The impact of World War 1, with a particular emphasis on Australia (such as the use of propaganda to influence the civilian population, the changing role of women, the conscription debate)”:

  • Identifying the groups who opposed conscription (for example trade unionists, Irish Catholics) and the grounds for their objections.
Opposing conscription in World War One [28]

 

Year 9 Work Studies

Career and life design: Career development and management

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWSCL013 [29] Recognise the importance of self-awareness in career and life design:

  • researching and filtering a range of career information and services designed to help with career and decision-making
10 Step Plan to Your First [30]Job [30]What is work? [31]Discover your dream job [32]Apprenticeships [33]Dr First Job [34]

J [35]ob trends and growth industries [35]

 

Career and life design: The nature of work

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWSCL015 [36] Describe the nature of work in Australia and the implications for current and future work opportunities:

  • defining employment, self-employment, unemployment, underemployment, contract work, volunteering, casual work and working remotely
What is work? [31]Job trends and growth industries [35]Unemployment [37]Contract work [38]

 

Career and life design: Gaining and keeping work

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWSCL017 [39] Investigate formal and informal recruitment processes:

  • researching the variety of processes employers use for recruitment
  • practising a range of activities required of a job applicant
Christmas casual job [40]s [40]Dr First Job [34]Discover your dream job [32]Apply online for a part-time job [41]10 Step Plan to Your First Job [30]
ACWSCL019 [42] Identify the importance of rights and responsibilities for employers and workers:

  • identifying legislation that outlines different entitlements, responsibilities of workers and employers
  • investigating the expectations of appropriate professional protocols, behaviour and presentation in workplaces
Rights and responsibilities at work [43]Tattoos, piercings and hair on your fac [44]e [44]Fashion statements at work [45]

 

Skills for learning and work: Work skills

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWSCL006 [46] Investigate a wide range of occupations, and the skills and personal qualities required in these fields. Contract work [38]Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Industries [47]Job trends and growth industries [35]Industries Quiz [48]Discover your dream job [32]
ACWSCL008 [49] Differentiate between work-related and personal use of social media. What does your online self say about you? [50]

 

Year 10 Work Studies

Skills for learning and work: learning to learn:

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWSCL024 [51] Focus their learning strategies on personal and work-related aspirations. Discover your dream job [32]

 

Skills for learning and work: Work skills:

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWSCL025 [52] Explain the range of skills and attributes necessary to work effectively in the 21stcentury. Discover your dream job [32]10 Step Plan to Your First Job [30]Job trends and growth industries [35]
ACWSCL027 [53] Evaluate a range of online communication tools used in work contexts:

  • examining the various methods used by employers to recruit and select staff including the use of social media and online mediums
What does your online self say about you? [50]10 Step Plan to Your First Job [30]

 

Career and life design: career development and management

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWSCL032 [54] Apply knowledge of self to career decision-making processes:

  • applying learning from work exposure activities to self-awareness and career decision-making
10 Step Plan to Your [30]First Job [30]Discover your dream job [32]Hints and help for work experience [55]Questions to ask at work experience [56]
ACWSCL033 [57] Use career decision-making processes to filter career scenarios:

  • researching a range of print and digital resources to help career decision-making
10 Step Plan to Your First Job [30]Discover your dream job [32]

 

Career and life design: The nature of work

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWSCL034 [58] Analyse emerging approaches to work and the implications these have for workers to be flexible, proactive and responsive:

  • investigating trends in ways of working
  • examining the implications of changes in work for future work opportunities and ways of working
  • exploring factors impacting on work challenges and opportunities, including globalisation, the increasing economic influence of the Asia region, the need for more sustainable patterns of living, technological advances and knowledge-intensive service industries
Discover your dream job [32]Union membership – next gen workers [59]Job trends and growth industries [35]Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Industries [47]
ACWSCL035 [60] Investigate the relationships between work cultures, work arrangements and the individual:

  • exploring the implications of various working arrangements such as self-employment, contract work and working remotely on work culture from individual and business perspectives
What is work? [31]Contract work [38]
ACWSCL036 [61] Explain the roles of a range of services and agencies that support employment, self-employment and unemployment:

  • investigating support structures for employed, self-employed and unemployed people such as professional associations, government agencies and non-government organisations in their community
Union membership – next gen workers [59]Unemployment [37]

 

Career and life design: Gaining and keeping work

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWSCL037 [62] Use a range of tools, methods and skills for accessing work relevant to 21st century recruitment and selection processes. Dr First Job [34]Christmas casual jobs [40]What does your online self say about you? [50]Apply online for a part-time job [41]10 Step Plan to Your First Job [30]
ACWSCL039 [63] Explain how diverse work arrangements are impacting on the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. Contract work [38]What is work? [31]
Rights and responsibilities at work [43]

 

Options

Option 5: Gender And Work:

Overview: Students critically examine relationships between gender and work by investigating occupational aspirations, participation and attainment in education and training courses, qualifications attained, employment by occupation and/or industry and unpaid work. Students reflect on the role that gender and stereotyping can play in the choices that people make in relation to work and careers. They identify the barriers and challenges this presents for informed career and life decision-making and planning. Students identify and assess existing support structures, including relevant legislation and associated agencies. They recognise and develop the dispositions, attitudes and behaviours that support males and females pursuing non-traditional educational and career pathways. Students analyse future needs regarding support structures.

 
ACARA CODE DESCRIPTION LINK
ACWOP052 [64] Investigate the effects of socialisation and culture on education and career choices:

  • examining ‘traditional’ perceptions of male and female and the impact of stereotyping and expectations on education and career choices in society”
  • identifying the factors contributing to the perpetuation of these perceptions and formulating ideas to redress the perceptions
  • reflecting on own perceptions and misconceptions relating to education and career choices and how these may inhibit personal choices and options
  • revising career preferences and plans by expanding the range of career and course options being considered to include non-traditional options on the basis of gender
Before equal pay [65]Equal pay for work of equal value [66]Equal opportunity [67]
ACWOP053 [68] Analyse the impact of gender on subject choice, work aspirations, further education, career choices and resultant outcomes:

  • analysing education and employment data indicating the breakdown into male and female participation in a range of subjects/courses and occupations
  • exploring the implications for the individual and society of non-participation by males and females in certain subjects/courses and occupations
Before equal pay [65]Equal pay for work of equal value [66]Equal opportunity [67]
ACWOP054 [69] Analyse the impact of gender imbalance on the workplace and the community:

  • identifying the types of gender imbalance occurring in the workplace such as career advancement opportunities, earnings capacity
  • examining the factors that contribute to gender imbalance in the workplace
  • exploring the relevant legislation and the associated agencies that deal with gender imbalance such as equal opportunity and anti-discrimination””proposing strategies to address gender imbalance in the workplace
Before equal pay [65]Equal pay for work of equal value [66]Equal opportunity [67]