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) formulate a personal philosophy for teaching and learning in a career development context which synthesises and critiques various orientations and theoretical frameworks of the subject area; (3) demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary career development curriculum; (4) demonstrate a detailed understanding of the current career development area/curriculum for Years 7 to 12 with a broader appreciation of the ABCD (Australian Blueprint for Career Development); (5) demonstrate sound specialist content knowledge; (6) plan and evaluate student-centred instructional sequences (lesson plans and programs) for effective and engaging learning; (7) demonstrate the importance of language, literacy and learning and enact these in planning; (8) evaluate and develop instructional resources for career development including information and communication technology (ICT) and other educational technologies; (9) understand effective assessment practice in career development through the planning of assessment tasks; (10) demonstrate an awareness of diverse student learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning and the selection of differentiated resources; (11) plan for, use and demonstrate the resources available to assist people from diverse backgrounds, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to engage with their career development; (12) communicate effectively and professionally (in writing, orally and non-verbally) with peers, university staff and other professionals; (13) demonstrate high standards of professional conduct, including appropriate self-management, when engaging with peers, school and university staff and other professionals; (14) reflect on and evaluate personal and professional development in order to promote continual learning; and (15) demonstrate research and ICT skills.
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
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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  • 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 at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.