Purpose

The purpose of the Work Related Skills (WRS) strand is to develop employability skills, knowledge and attributes valued within the community and work environments as a preparation for employment.

Aims

The Work Related Skills units are designed to:

• integrate learning about work skills with prior knowledge and experiences

• enhance the development of employability skills through work related contexts

• develop critical thinking skills that apply to problem solving in work contexts

• develop planning and work related organisational skills

• develop OHS awareness

• develop and apply transferable skills for work related contexts.

Employability skills

Employability skills contain key personal attributes and skills that are important for young people (entry-level employees) entering the workforce and for existing employees in a global and knowledge economy.

The key employability skills include:

• communication

• team work

• problem solving

• initiative and enterprise

• planning and organising

• learning

• self-management

• technology