Stage 1

Workplace Practices A

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have completed PLP where they have explored possible career pathways and goals​.



Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work, Learning.

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Subject Description

The main focus of Workplace Practices in Stage 1 is Barista training and coffee making. The Barista training component allows students to develop coffee making skills and knowledge, and develop workplace employability skills. Students will complete this training in Vibe Coffee Bar, a small café on the Senior Campus, which is used primarily by Workplace Practices students.
 A major component of the course is Performance, where students must complete 25-30 hours of vocational learning. This is completed in the form of training, and practical work in Vibe Coffee Bar. Students can also negotiate to complete VET, volunteer work and work experience as their Vocational Learning (students cannot use VET units of competency for Workplace Practices if already being used for SACE Credits).
Workplace Practices A provides students with an introduction to coffee making and the role of a Barista. The Introduction to Barista Folio Task involves both practical and theory based work where students will be required to create a Blog. The Career Planning Folio Task involves students completing career exploration and goal setting tasks.​

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Assessment Type 1:

Folio: Career Investigation / Barista Presentation or Blog.

Assessment Type 2:

Performance: ​​25-30 Hours of Vocational Learning, Written/Video/Oral Journal of workplace learning.

Assessment Type 3:

Reflection: ​Written/Oral Workplace Reflection.

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