Getting ready for work

Secondary KLAs:
English, VET in Schools
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This resource contains information, activities and tasks on how to write job applications, develop your interview skills and enhance your phone application skills. It includes writing templates and proformas for students for a variety of workplace contexts. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN5-2A) effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

(ENLS-5A) recognises and uses visual texts, media and multimedia for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

(ENLS-6A) reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts

(ENLS-7A) uses strategies to obtain meaning from and interpret a range of texts

(ENLS-9A) composes texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

(EN5-3B) selects and uses language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts, describing and explaining their effects on meaning

(ENLS-10B) explores the ways in which language forms, features and structures of texts vary according to purpose, audience and context

(EN5-7D) understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

(ENLS-14D) explores how the use of language affects personal roles and relationships with others

(ENLS-15D) responds to and composes texts that explore personal, social and world issues

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELY1739) Analyse how the construction and interpretation of texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts

(ACELY1740) Listen to spoken texts constructed for different purposes, for example to entertain and to persuade, and analyse how language features of these texts position listeners to respond in particular ways

(ACELY1747) Review and edit students’ own and others’ texts to improve clarity and control over content, organisation, paragraphing, sentence structure, vocabulary and audio/visual features

(ACELY1748) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish texts

(ACELY1750) Identify and explore the purposes and effects of different text structures and language features of spoken texts, and use this knowledge to create purposeful texts that inform, persuade and engage

(ACELY1757) Review, edit and refine students’ own and others’ texts for control of content, organisation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and/or visual features to achieve particular purposes and effects

(ACELY1776) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, confidently, flexibly and imaginatively to create, edit and publish texts, considering the identified purpose and the characteristics of the user

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Workplace texts, Job interviews, Job advertisement, Job applications, Job seeking, Workplace learning, Writing skills
File type:
Centre for Learning Innovation
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Resource ID: 9bc20134-8721-4169-9619-155525c25a0b