There is no right path

Every individual takes a different path. Young people may choose to pursue the path of internships, in-school apprenticeships, university studies or volunteering roles. This photo essay highlights the individual paths of young people across Australia.

Year Level




60 minutes


  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management

Learning Intention

Students identify educational opportunities that are available to them, by looking at the different options others have taken.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify different future pathways
  • describe a variety of future education opportunities.
Activity 01

Photo essay 30 min

  1. Each student requires access to the photo essay Thoughts about the future. This could be on individual devices, or the essay could be shown to the whole group.
  2. Students draw a table with the following headings:
    • Name
    • Age
    • Chosen career/occupation
    • Why?
    • Interesting points.
  3. Students look at each profile, read the quote and fill in the table.