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Career Development


At Henley High School students investigate their future pathways through structured programs in PLP: Year 8, 9 & 10, Stage 1 & 2 Workplace Practices and within each of the Curriculum areas. This investigation incorporates: Choosing subjects, VET, participating in structured work placements, investigating careers, work opportunities and further education.


Personal Learning Plan

The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is a compulsory 10-credit subject undertaken at Stage 1, Year 10. Students must achieve a C grade or better to complete the subject successfully and gain their SACE.

At Henley High School students are prepared to successfully complete the Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan at Year 9 -10 through a comprehensive PLP program across both years.


The PLP helps students to:

  • plan their personal and learning goals for the future
  • make informed decisions about their personal development, education, and training


Developing goals for the future will engage students in activities such as:

  • selecting subjects, courses, and other learning relevant to pathways through and beyond school
  • investigating possible career choices
  • exploring personal and learning goals


As part of PLP students investigate Course and Subject information. This includes:

  • using the Prospectus and Flow Charts on the Henley HS website to see subject offerings
  • discussing future subjects and pathways with relevant teachers
  • completing a subject mapping  exercise and Career Development plan
  • attend individual meetings with mentors to discuss subject choices and pathway options


Without goals and plans, our futures are left to chance. (From ‘SenseAbility: Sense of Future’, Beyond Blue)


Employability Skills

What are Employability Skills?
Employability skills are the non-technical skills and knowledge necessary for effective participation in the workforce, and include the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Initiative & Enterprise
  • Planning & Organisation
  • Self Management
  • Learning
  • Using Technology

They are also sometimes referred to as generic skills, capabilities, enabling skills or key competencies.

Students are encouraged and supported in their development of these crucial skills and capabilities.