EDUC5463 Career Development Curriculum I

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit introduces students to the understanding and provision of career development in Western Australian secondary schools. It focuses on what may be provided for students in Years 7 to 10 and on the structure of Vocational and Education Training (VET) programs in Years 11 and 12.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in Career Development ; (2) display a sound knowledge of current subject curriculum and subject specialist content knowledge; (3) demonstrate a range of teaching and learning strategies relevant to Career Development which facilitate learning, engage students and maximise participation; (4) plan and evaluate instructional sequences (lesson plans and programs) for effective and engaging learning; (5) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies, including diagnostic and dynamic assessments; (6) display the skills required to evaluate and develop instructional resources for (curriculum area) including ICT and other educational technologies; (7) display an awareness of diverse student learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning and the selection of differentiated resources; and (8) demonstrate a developing proficiency in engaging students from diverse social and cultural contexts and with diverse literacy and numeracy capabilities.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a series of lesson plans and (2) a resource folder. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the a series of lesson plans and a resource folder components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
James Rogan
Contact hours
30 hours
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.