Year 12 Industry and Enterprise Units 3 and 4
Industry and Enterprise Unit 3 and 4 prepares you for the world of work.
In this subject you are required to complete 35 hours of Structured workplace Learning that will give you practical experience in a workplace. You are responsible for organising this placement with the assistance of your teacher.
You will review a number of different work settings and then examine the importance of enterprising behaviour. This is done through the analysis of:
- the workplace culture of different organisations
- the impact of changing societal values and climate change
- work safety
- the impact of technology.
This course gives you a detailed understanding of what a modern workplace looks like. It will also help you succeed in workplaces of the future.
As mentioned, you will complete a relevant occupational health and safety (OH&S) induction program. You will then demonstrate the practical application of your work-related skills by completing at least 35 hours of structured workplace learning in Unit 3.
Who is it for?
If you are interested in learning about the workforce before you enter it, this subject is for you. You will gain a valuable insight into how corporations and industries work throughout the country and develop skills to be able to take into the workforce.
What do you do?
You will undertake a practical 35 hour placement in the workforce that you will organise with the help of your teachers. You will watch videos, completing quizzes researching companies and industries, and use statistics to make assumptions about the future of work. Most of the activities are based in the real world and we use a number of examples from some of Australia’s largest companies as well as corporations from around the world.
What skills do you need?
The skills you need to begin this subject include being curious about the world of work, as well as general researching skills and writing skills. You will be required to review a number of different case studies within the course and complete a number of comprehension and extended thinking tasks.
What skills do you develop?
The course is focused on you developing work related skills to help prepare you for the workforce. These are focused on the enterprise capabilities, Employability skills and Core skills for work as outlined by VCAA.
Here is a complete list of the skills:
- capacity to act proactively and autonomously
- ability to connect and work with others
- ability to learn and develop skills and knowledge
- managing and leading
Employability Performance Skill Clusters
- navigate the world of work
- interact with others
- get the work done.
- initiative and enterprise skills
- planning and organising
- ability to work with technology.
Internet is needed to access this course. All work will be completed and submitted online weekly
Things to think about
It is important that you start to think about your workplace and what type of industry and workplace setting you want to work in, as this will help you with your search for work experience.
A feature of Unit 3 study is undertaking structured workplace learning so we recommend that you start thinking about your future career and plan what steps to take to get there.
Note that this is a compulsory part of the subject and there are no exceptions to the 35 hour work placement.
Things you can do now
You should start making inquiries into your Structured Work placement by contacting different employers to see if they will take on a students.
This subject examines different companies and industries, and how they are operating within Australia. It is recommended that you start reading the business section of the newspaper. You will not understand everything that is happening but doing this task allows you to become more familiar with the language that is used in the corporate world.
Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.