Senior Pathways &
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Updated June 2017



Career-Related Learning in Primary Schools


This paper was developed from evidence-based learning provided by primary schools at the Primary Schools Symposium: Integrating career skilling through the curriculum…..what has been learnt? in September 2013.

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Primary School Case Studies

Kurri Kurri Public School – Case study

Kurri Kurri Public School Careers Program

Tweed Heads South Public School – Case study

Careers Market Day – Prezi by Jessica Smith

Aspire Presentation – Animoto by David Bush

Toukley Public School – Case study







Primary School Resources – NSW Department of Education

ASPIRE: Aspirational Students Performing in Relevant Education – A North Coast, Stage 3 Careers Education Unit of Work - 2013

Kurri Kurri Learning Community Career Education Lighthouse Project 2009





Curriculum Mapping for The Real Game Series

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(For the above two games - English, Science and Maths Outcomes and Content are from Australian Curriculum as defined by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards. HSIE and PDHPE Outcomes and Indicators are from Board of Studies NSW as of December 2013.)

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Building Bridges: Enterprise Learning in the Middle Years - Enterprise learning examples supporting the transition of students from primary school to secondary school.



Primary School Resources – from other sources

HOPE: An initiative of the AIM High program at the University of Newcastle includes an e-book, a website, and a unit of work for teachers.

HOPE – the e-book

Unit of Work - This unit is written to support the use of the book in Stage 3 classrooms. It has been intentionally designed to provide teachers with lesson ideas and activities that they can adapt to their classroom, rather than being overly prescriptive.
The book emerged from 'Careers Through Reading', a multi-visit outreach program that began as a partnership with Cessnock Public School in 2010 through discussions with Principal Jenny Rozynski.

ENQUIRING MINDS: An initiative of Bridges to Higher Education (Bridges) a partnership of five Sydney universities working with schools and communities to improve the participation of students from disadvantaged communities in higher education.
Enquiring Mind series is produced for primary school students and encourages students to develop their interests and hobbies into careers through university study. The television series and website has been developed by the Bridges to Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) and Television Sydney, TVS Digital44.

University of NSW - ASPIRE: This is an outreach program for school students from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds in schools across Sydney and regional New South Wales. Its aim is to increase their educational aspirations and help them access a tertiary education.

MoneySmart Teaching Packages – Primary Package

MYFUTURE: Learning tools for primary students

'The Adventures of You' executive function guide: Find out in a fun, interactive way how executive function can assist career decision making.

Career excursions ideas for teachers: Three excursion ideas to help students explore careers and engage in vocational learning experiences.

Play-acting to help educate children: Six games to help children learn about the world of work and develop ideas about themselves and possible careers.

THE BLUEPRINT: The Australian Blueprint for Career Development
Using the Blueprint with Young People - a professional development kit has been created to help those working in schools and other environments where young people learn. A Career and Lifelong Learning Skills Program for Primary Schools is also available on this website.

What is Equal Choices, Equal Chances?
A set of free online education resources to help deliver careers and equality-related learning to Key Stage 2 students in England, developed with the help of careers experts and teachers and tested in primary schools. Equal Choices, Equal Chances is structured into three main areas: a useful information section, lesson activity ideas and information on visits and employer engagement.