Work studies / Year 9 / Career and life design / The nature of work

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Curriculum content descriptions

Describe the nature of work in Australia and the implications for current and future work opportunities (ACWSCL015)

Elaborations
  • determining why people work
  • defining employment, self-employment, unemployment, underemployment, contract work, volunteering, casual work and working remotely
  • collecting and interpreting data about how people work
  • exploring initiatives to build employment and enterprise opportunities in their community/region
  • researching the types of work available, the changes occurring at a local level and the implications for future employment
  • investigating the impact of the Asian region on the skills required for employment
ScOT terms

Working conditions,  Apprenticeships,  Cadetships,  Self-employment

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