Career and Enterprise General Year 11 and 12
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 at Eaton Community College aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to be enterprising and to proactively manage their own careers.
The Year 11 and 12 syllabus is divided into two units which are delivered as a pair.
Unit 1 This unit enables students to increase their knowledge of work and career choices and identify a network of people and organisations that can help with school to work transitions.
Unit 2 This unit explores the attributes and skills necessary for employment and provides students with the opportunity to identify their personal strengths and interests and the impact of these on career development opportunities and decisions.
Unit 3 This unit is about adopting a proactive approach to securing and maintaining work and it involves self‐management, using work search tools and techniques, developing career competencies and accessing learning opportunities.
Unit 4 This unit explores issues associated with career management, workplaces and influences and trends in times of change. Change can be analysed and the information used to inform strategies associated with self‐management, career building and personal and professional learning experiences. Work, training and learning experiences provide opportunities to extend students’ knowledge and skills in anticipation of responding to change and maintaining an edge. These experiences are documented in career portfolios, using an increasing range of information technology skills.