iQualify for Schools brings you Taku Haerenga – engaging, interactive, online Careers Education modules for Years 9-13.
Taku Haerenga focuses on high-value skills for the 21st Century world of work. It prepares students, not just for work today, but how work will change, and how they can futureproof their ability to contribute to the workforce and society.
Taku Haerenga consists of five programmes. The courses are:
- self-paced learning experiences which can be supported by a teacher or other facilitator (such as a senior student)
- designed to complement and align with both New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies and Career Development Benchmarks.
Taku Haerenga is underpinned by three key areas:
- Knowing me: Developing an awareness of strengths and interests
- The world of work: Developing knowledge about a range of careers and courses, as well as future workplace trends
- Planning for the future: Developing knowledge and skills to make plans and put them into effect.
In Year 9 and 10, students focus on developing an understanding of their own strengths and interests and how these might lead to future career opportunities. They will have the opportunity to explore their own interests and appreciate the unique skills, abilities and perspectives they hold. Students will also begin to consider their senior school subject options and how these might affect their future career options.
The Year 11-13 courses have an increased focus on developing skills for the workforce and further study. Students will be encouraged to make plans for the future and develop skills in applying and interviewing for both jobs and future study.
Alignment with Unit Standards
The Year 11-13 courses have been designed to support selected Unit Standards. Teachers can collect the work completed through these programmes as evidence to support the assessment of these Unit Standards.