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Unit Overview


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.

6 points

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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.