Economics & Business

Career satisfaction

The wool industry provides students with a unique opportunity to explore the contribution work can make to an individual. For example: earning an income, contributing to an individual’s self-esteem, material and non-material living standards and happiness. During this lesson students will also explore different types of work, such as: full-time, part-time, casual, contract, paid, unpaid and volunteer roles.

Through group discussion and individual tasks, students will explore the diversity of roles within the wool industry, the pathways they can follow to embark upon a career of interest and investigate the skills, knowledge, attitude and experience required to participate in this exciting and complex global industry.

The following lesson plan includes a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets, websites, videos, online learning platforms, and online and hard-copy publications.

Links with the Australian Curriculum

Students can investigate the following resources to help them: investigate the contribution work can make to an individual and explore different types of work.

Knowledge and understanding | Economics and business

Why individuals work, types of work and how people derive an income (ACHEK020)

Business skills | Economics and business

Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken (ACHES021ACHES026)