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Living & Work Literacy - Book 6 - Workplace & Communication Issues

Living & Work Literacy - Book 6 - Workplace & Communication Issues

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Resource Type: Secondary Teacher Resource Subject: HSIE, SOSE, Life skills, Business Studies
School Level: Junior, Middle Secondary Years 7-10

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Product Code: 9781921403477

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Living & Work Literacy - Book 6 - Workplace & Communication Issues extends upon the work-related topics introduced in book 5. Throughout these topics the students will explore gen the world of work, with special emphasis on the transition from school to work. Throughout these topics, students will explore general issues such as the nature and pattern of employment in Australia, types of management structures and the role of trade unions in the workplace. They will also focus on skills development, especially developing effective communication skills, and discover practical suggestions for dealing with issues like workplace harassment, bullying and unfair dismissal.

Workplace & Communication Issues include the following topics:
  • Employment in Australia
  • Unions-history and common issues
  • Dealing with difficult workmates
  • Casual employment pitfalls
  • Keeping the CV up to date
  • Interview skills within the workplace
  • Work in the future
  • Workplace behaviours
  • Skills required for specific jobs
  • Adapting to work environments: etiquette
  • Adapting to work environments: cultural issues
  • Communication skills in the workplace
  • Types of management structures
  • Unfair and fair dismissal
  • Occupational health and safety scenarios
  • Current workplace issues
  • Technology and communication
  • Learning at work
  • Resignation strategies: Knowing when to leave
  • Life-long learning and pathways
This series prepares students for the world of work by exploring issues related to the workplace and the importance of developing effective communication skills. The work sheets include ideas for career planning, practical suggestions for dealing with issues such as workplace harassment, bullying and unfair dismissal, as well as dealing with the transitional challenges of moving from the school or training environment to paid employment. Real-life scenarios which put the student at the centre of the learning process are included in each unit and key ideas are reinforced through a range of challenging short answer, class discussion and research activities.

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