This WebQuest was created by
WebQuest Direct (Frances Moore and her team) and was funded
initially by a grant from the Australian Capital Territory Department of
Education - Training and Adult Education - Careers Transition
Section for implementation by
SFX College's Principal, Angus Tulley, has
handed over rights to this WebQuest in 2011 to the
Catholic University to develop further especially for the
University's Equity Pathways area.
The target learners for this WebQuest are students in Years
10 - 12 investigating careers and their own career path.
This WebQuest is expected to take 10 - 12 lessons of one hour
each to complete.
It also requires that the students complete work outside the
with Internet connection - one per team
configuration for teams of four (not in the Computer Lab)
- Print off
the Career Suggestions
Proforma - one for each client
- Print off
the Client Profile Template
- one for each student
- A pair of
Dice available for each team to use in Life's Hiccups
There are 3 sections to this WebQuest:
1. Investigating the "clients"
2. Re-looking at the decisions of careers based on Life's
N.B. For the successful implementation of
this WebQuest with your class, you need to read through the
whole of the WebQuest before commencing this WebQuest with the
||A. Introduce students to the concepts
of this WebQuest:
a. It is about encouraging Higher Order Thinking Skills
b. Involves Collaboration - the students are to work in
the same group of four students throughout the WebQuest
c. It involves Problem-Based Learning (PBL) - the
"clients" can be considered as real people investigating
their career choices
B. Take students through the whole WebQuest - especially
the Evaluation rubric.
C. Break students into groups of 4 and allocate their
roles - University Advisor; TAFE Advisor; Employment
Advisor; or, VET Advisor.
They are to maintain this role throughout the course of the
Allocate their teams:
D. Commence looking at the "Client Profiles"
within their team - there are 5 clients within each team. Students
are to read through all their "clients" as homework.
Students are to investigate all the resources pertaining
to their particular role. This will give them a better
idea of the depth and scope of the resources available
so they can more effectively work out appropriate
careers for their "clients".
||a. Client 1: Each team member is to
research through their role's resources and come up with
3 career choices based on that role.
b. In their Team, each role is to individually go
through their assessment of this client and share their
choices of 3 careers amongst themselves noting down
their evaluation and reasoning.
c. As a Team, they are to select the careers that are
the best fit for their client. They are to note down how
they arrived at their conclusions.
d. Write up their notes and start creating a
e. Homework: Next Client Profile
||Client 2: Repeat as per Client 1.
||Client 3: Repeat as per Client 1
||Client 4: Repeat as per Client 1
||Client 5: Repeat as per Client 1
except Homework: Collate these initial findings into
either a PPT or Prezi presentation. You will need to add
the findings from Part 2 - Life's Hiccups before the
||Life's Hiccups: Students are to use
the dice to select a Life's Hiccup for their client.
They are to re-assess, if necessary, the choices that
they have made based on this change in their client's
life. Each client is to be re-assessed.
Homework: Students are to work together to finish their
||Self-Assessment: Students are to fill
out the template for
themselves. They are to then share with their other team
members this profile. Each team member will assume their
role (University, Trades, VET, or Employment) to
recommend 3 careers.
|Lessons 10 - 12
||Presentations on their Team
"Clients". The Class as the Senior Management Team are
to evaluate the presentations. It will be up to you as
to how this will be conducted - eg. whether they are to
go further and also provide a presentation on their own
Self-Assessment or not.
Standards and Outcomes
This WebQuest complies with NSW Board of Studies Career
Outcomes and Australian National Outcomes.
.... the four main elements of Career Education as:
Learning about self in relation to work
Learning about the world of work
Learning to make career plans and pathway decisions
Learning the skills required to implement career decisions and
manage work/study transitions
(NSW Board of Studies - A Statement of Career Education Outcomes
Years 7 - 12)
Education Quality Framework
The Careers Education Quality
Framework (CEQF) assists schools to review and improve their
career education programs.
The CEQF describes the elements
that are involved in quality career education programs.
The Framework comprises seven
checklists and a scoring system that will allow you to put
together a profile of your school's career education program.
The Framework is designed as a
practical tool to:
- assess career education
- develop action plans for
Download a PDF copy of the Framework
Australian Blueprint for Career Development