Work Education

A Group A Elective.

Course Description

Work Education at Newington is a course that provides students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and a contemporary understanding of the world of work, the diverse sectors within the community, and the roles of education, employment and training systems. Student will explore both paid and unpaid work through a range of contexts and issues. This includes volunteer work, casual or part-time employment, changes in industry, the changing nature of work in a local and global arena, workplace legislation, and the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers. Students are also given the opportunity to develop employability, enterprise and pathways planning skills, assisting students to achieve the flexibility required for the workplaces of today and of the future. It encourages them to be self- motivated learners who understand the need for further study, work and training throughout their lives.

Key Areas of Study

  • the world of work
  • the roles and relationships of diverse sectors within the local and the wider Australian community
  • the roles of education, employment and training systems in planning and managing life transitions
  • employability, enterprise and pathways planning
  • research and communication that relate to the world of work


Work Education is assessed in years 9 and 10 through a variety of different techniques including class engagement, class discussions and completion of independent work and group work.