Exploring Identities and Futures


Beginning in 2024, Exploring Identities and Futures (EIF) will replace Personal Learning Plan at Stage 1.   Students who achieve a ‘C’ grade or better in the subject will be awarded 10 SACE credits.  EIF is a compulsory subject and is a requirement for SACE achievement.

Course description

Exploring Identities and Futures (EIF) supports students to explore their aspirations. They are given the space and opportunity to extend their thinking beyond what they want to do, to also consider who they want to be in the future. The subject supports students to learn more about themselves, their place in the world, and enables them to explore and deepen their sense of belonging, identity, and connections to the world around them.

EIF prepares students for their SACE journey and the knowledge, skills, and capabilities required to be thriving learners. As an introduction to the SACE, students will be empowered to take ownership of where their pathway leads, exploring interests, work, travel and/or further learning.

Course content

EIF represents a shift away from viewing students as participants in learning, to empowered co-designers of their own learning. Students will be responsible for exploring learning opportunities, exercising their agency, and building connections with others.

In this subject, students:

  • develop agency by exploring their identity, interests, strengths, skills, capabilities and or values; and making choices about their learning
  • demonstrate self-efficacy through planning and implementing actions to develop their capabilities and connecting with future aspirations
  • apply self-regulation skills by contributing to activities to achieve goals, seeking feedback, and making decisions
  • develop their communication skills through interaction, collaboration, sharing evidence of their learning progress and developing connections with others.


  • Assessment Type 1: Exploring me and who I want to be
  • Assessment Type 2: Taking Action and showcasing my capabilities