Accessing Life Skills outcomes and content
Last Updated: 27 September 2016
Before deciding that a student should undertake a course based on Life Skills outcomes and content, consideration should be given to other ways of assisting the student to engage with the regular course outcomes. This assistance may include a range of adjustments to the teaching, learning and assessment activities.
If the adjustments do not provide a student sufficient access to some or all of the Stage 4 and Stage 5 outcomes, a decision can be explored for the student to undertake Life Skills outcomes and content in one or more BOSTES syllabus or Board Endorsed course.
The decision should be made through the collaborative curriculum planning process involving the student, parent/carer and other significant individuals. School systems and individual schools are responsible for the manner in which the collaborative process is managed. Information about collaborative curriculum planning is available at ACE 3004 Collaborative curriculum planning
BOSTES expects that the majority of students who undertake Life Skills outcomes and content in one or more Years 7–10 courses will be students with an intellectual disability.
The appropriate timing of the decision to access Life Skills outcomes and content in a Years 7–10 course will be determined by the needs of the individual student and the collaborative curriculum planning process.
Schools are not required to seek permission for students to access courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content or submit planning documentation to BOSTES.