The Years 7–10 Life Skills content forms the basis for learning opportunities. Content should be selected based on the abilities, needs and interests of the students. Students will not be required to complete all of the content to demonstrate achievement of an outcome.
When it has been decided that a student should access Life Skills outcomes and content in one or more subjects, school planning to support the student in the learning process should address:
- the selection of appropriate personnel to be involved in the design and implementation of the pattern of study for the student
- the selection of Life Skills outcomes and content that will form the basis of the student’s program of study in a particular subject
- the most appropriate contexts for the student to demonstrate achievement of outcomes, eg school, community or workplace
- the time needed for addressing outcomes and content
- the resources required to assist the school in meeting the needs of the student
- teaching strategies that are appropriate to the age and abilities of the student
- adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment experiences that may be required to enable the student to access the Life Skills outcomes and content
- strategies for monitoring the student’s progress
- ongoing collaborative planning to assist the student’s successful transition through school to adult life.
Schools do not need to ask permission from BOSTES for students to access Life Skills outcomes and content, nor is it necessary to submit planning documentation.