Workplace Practices

Full Year

Workplace Practices at Stage 2 involves the development of knowledge, skills and understanding of the nature, type, and structure of the workplace. Students learn the relationship between work-related issues and practices, the changing nature of work, industrial relations and workplace issues that may be local, national, global, or industry specific. Students can undertake learning in the workplace and reflect on and evaluate their experiences in relation to their capabilities, interests, and aspirations.  The subject may include the undertaking of vocational education and training (VET) as provided under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Workplace Practices is a 20‑credit subject at Stage 2. The teaching program includes the following areas of study:

Industry and Work Knowledge

  • Topic 1: Work in Australian Society
  • Topic 2: The Changing Nature of Work
  • Topic 3: Industrial Relations
  • Topic 4: Finding Employment
  • Topic 5: Negotiated Topic.

Vocational Learning and/or Vocational Education and Training (VET).


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School-based Assessment

  • Folio 25%
  • Performance 25%
  • Reflection 20%

External Assessment                        

  • Investigation 30%