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Work studies / Year 9 / Skills for learning and work / Work skills

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate a wide range of occupations, and the skills and personal qualities required in these fields (ACWSCL006)

Elaborations
  • identifying and defining work skills
  • comparing identified sets of work skills with those required in a variety of workplaces
  • mapping individual skills against those valued in the workplace and planning strategies for strengthening individual skills
  • mapping literacy and numeracy skills against workplace demands
ScOT terms

Occupations (Work),  Life skills

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