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Advice for teachers -
Indonesian Second Language

Employability skills

The VCE Indonesian Second Language study provides students with the opportunity to engage in a range of learning activities. In addition to demonstrating their understanding and mastery of the content and skills specific to the study, students may also develop employability skills through their learning activities.

The nationally agreed employability skills* are: Communication; Planning and organising; Teamwork; Problem solving; Self-management; Initiative and enterprise; Technology; and Learning.

The table links those facets that may be understood and applied in a school or non-employment related setting, to the types of assessment commonly undertaken within the VCE study.

Assessment taskEmployability skills selected facets

Analysis and response to spoken and written texts
in language

Communication – listening and understanding; writing to the needs of the audience; speaking and writing in LOTE; sharing information
Initiative and enterprise  – adapting to new situations; translating ideas into action
Problem-solving – developing practical solutions; showing independence and initiative in identifying problems and solving them; applying a range of strategies to problem solving; testing assumptions taking the context of data and circumstances into account
Technology – having a range of basic IT skills; using IT to organise data; being willing to learn new IT skills

Oral presentation in language, such as interivew or role-play in language

Communication – reading and understanding; writing to the needs of the audience; speaking and writing in LOTE; sharing information; persuading effectively; sharing information
Team work – working as an individual and as a member of a team; coaching and mentoring skills including giving feedback
Planning and organising – managing time and priorities; collecting, analysing and organising information; establishing clear project goals; planning the use of resources including time management
Self-management – evaluating and monitoring own performance; having knowledge and confidence in own ideas and visions; articulating own ideas and visions; taking responsibility
Initiative and enterprise  – adapting to new situations; translating ideas into action; identifying opportunities not obvious to others; generating a range of options; initiating innovative solutions

*The employability skills are derived from the Employability Skills Framework (Employability Skills for the Future, 2002), developed by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Business Council of Australia, and published by the (former) Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training.