Career and Enterprise (ATAR)

Course Code: AECAE/ATCAE
Domain: Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
Timetable: Semester 1 and 2
Length of Course: 2 Years

Course Information

Year 11

Unit One

This unit focuses on adopting a proactive approach to securing and maintaining work. It involves
self-management, using work search tools and techniques, developing career competencies, and accessing
learning opportunities which are essential for career building. An assessment is made of the
multidimensional operation and organisation of workplaces. The legal, ethical and financial considerations
underpinning corporate and individual rights and responsibilities and the resolution of conflict are examined.

An exploration is made of the implications of organisational reviews due to influences and trends, and how
they impact on individual opportunities to secure and maintain work.

Opportunities are provided for students to further develop the repertoire of career competencies and work
search techniques that are directly applicable to securing and maintaining work. Career portfolios are
presented in a professional manner and reflect organisation of detailed records of work, training and
learning experiences, especially those related to securing and maintaining work.

Unit Two

This unit explores issues associated with career management, workplaces and influences and trends in times
of change. Change can be analysed and the information used to inform strategies associated with
self-management, career building and personal and professional learning experiences. This unit investigates
the dynamic nature of the interrelationships between these strategies. An examination of the complexity of
workplace operations and management of resources is used to understand productivity, achievement of
industry standards and compliance with legal, ethical and financial considerations.

Exposure to changing scenarios for career development provides opportunities to further develop career
competencies and work search techniques, in particular those associated with planning and organisation,
making decisions, identifying and solving problems and creativity and innovation.

Work, training and learning experiences provide opportunities to extend students’ knowledge and skills in
anticipation of responding to change and maintaining an edge. These experiences are documented in career
portfolios, using an increasing range of information technology skills.

Year 12

Unit Three

This unit explores the constant change in the complex relationships between career management,
workplaces and influences and trends. Entrepreneurship and flexibility are encouraged in the application of
career competencies for career development.

Career development options and opportunities are forecast. There is a proactive development of alternative
career pathways underpinned by relevant self-management strategies, work and learning experiences.
Management models, regulatory frameworks and industry standards are applied. There is a need for
efficiency, productivity and sustainability to analyse the complexities of workplaces and practices, and
associated legal, ethical and financial considerations. An understanding of different rates of change in
influences and trends, and of the dynamic nature of change, is used to optimise the management of options
and opportunities for career development and businesses.

Open-ended complex scenarios provide opportunities to demonstrate further development and application
of career competencies and work search techniques. A career portfolio is developed to inform future choices
for personal and professional life, learning and work experiences.

Unit 4

This unit explores the constant change in the complex relationships between career management,
workplaces and influences and trends in a global environment. Career development frameworks are
constructed to guide future decision making.

Self-management and career building strategies are designed, underpinned by the necessary learning
experiences for a preferred future. Hypotheses are formed about the immediate and long-term impact of
these strategies on changes in workplaces and trends and influences. The unit investigates how creativity,
flexibility and continual evaluation provide mechanisms for making decisions about the future. Workplaces
and organisations are analysed to assess how they respond to unpredictable changes in enterprising and
innovative ways. The unit explores how these strategies are linked to legal, financial and ethical
considerations, and the need to remain competitive in a global world inextricably linked by technology.

High-level career competencies and work search techniques and tools are applied, as strategies are devised
to frame future career development. The career portfolio reflects creativity, expert technological skills and
comprehensive documentation with details of past, current and future work, training and personal and
professional learning experiences.

Pathway Information



Students undertaking this course may wish to consider tertiary studies in:

  •  Business Certificates
  • Commerce
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Marketing and Public Relations

This course suits direct workforce entry into the following:

  • Administration
  • Copywriting
  • Human Resources
  • Retail
  • Hospitality

Additional Information

Estimated Charges: $40 per year