Students think about all the options they have by mapping the paths for different careers.
Students map the education and career paths for a broad range of occupations.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- identify the broad range of options available to them
- recognise the different steps in various careers.
Group work 30 min
- Divide students into groups of three.
- Give each group textas and butcher’s paper.
- Ensure that each group has internet access.
- On their paper, each group writes down four occupations. Encourage them to be creative and think about options such as:
- a trade (hairdresser, builder, carpenter)
- small business owner (cafe owner, shop owner)
- health sector (nurse, doctor, dentist)
- community services (social worker)
- education (primary school teacher, science teacher)
- defence force (army, navy, airforce officer)
- emergency services (police officer, paramedic, firefighter).
- Working together, students create a mindmap of the pathways individuals in these occupations may take. Include information such as:
- Do they need to attend TAFE or university?
- Where are the necessary courses offered?
- What are the names of the courses?
- How long do the courses take?
- How do they enter (e.g. required ATAR, prerequisites, early entry, private college)?
- Is there more than one way to enter these occupations?
- Encourage students to think critically and to consider as many pathways as they can.
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