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Why individuals work, types of work and how people derive an income


  • investigating the contribution that work can make to an individual (for example, earning an income, contributing to an individual’s self-esteem, contributing to the community, material and non-material living standards and happiness) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring different types of work such as full-time, part-time, casual, at home, paid, unpaid, unrecognised, volunteer (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating alternative sources of income such as through owning a business, being a shareholder, providing a rental service (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • discussing the ways people who have retired from employment earn an income (for example, age pension, superannuation and private savings) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)

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