Industry and Enterprise Units 3 and 4


Industry and Enterprise Unit 3 and 4 prepares you for the world of work. Within this subject, we review a number of different work settings and examine the importance of enterprising behaviour. From reviewing the workplace culture of Google, examining the impact of changing societal values and climate change, to looking at work safety and the impact of technology, this course hopes to provide you with a detailed understanding of what a modern workplace looks like and how to succeed in workplaces of the future.

After completing the relevant occupational health and safety (OH&S) induction program, students demonstrate the practical application of their work-related skills by completing at least 35 hours of structured workplace learning in Unit 3.

Who is it for?

If you are interested in learning about the workforce before you enter it, this subject is for you. You will gain a valuable insight into how corporations and industries work throughout the country and develop skills to be able to take into the workforce.

What do you do?

You will be watching videos, completing quizzes researching companies and industries, and using statistics to make assumptions. Most of the activities are based in the real world and we use a number of examples from some of Australia’s largest companies as well as corporations from around the world.

What skills do you need?

The skills you need to begin this subject include being curious about the world of work, as well as general researching skills and writing skills. You will be required to review a number of different case studies within the course and complete a number of comprehension and extended thinking tasks.

What skills do you develop?

The course is focused on you developing work related skills to help prepare you for the workforce. These are focused on the enterprise capabilities, Employability skills and Core skills for work as outlined by VCAA.

Here is a complete list of the skills:

Enterprise Capabilities

  • adaptability
  • capacity to act proactively and autonomously
  • ability to connect and work with others
  • ability to learn and develop skills and knowledge
  • managing and leading
  • problem-solving.

Employability Performance Skill Clusters

  • navigate the world of work
  • interact with others
  • get the work done.

Employability Skills

  • communication
  • teamwork
  • problem-solving
  • initiative and enterprise skills
  • planning and organising
  • self-awareness
  • learning
  • ability to work with technology.



You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. All weekly work will be completed and submitted online.

Things to think about

It is important that you start to think about your workplace and what type of industry and workplace setting you want to work in, as this will help you with your search for work experience.

A feature of Unit 3 study is undertaking structured workplace learning so we recommend that you start thinking about your future career and plan what steps to take to get there.

Things you can do now

This subject examines different companies and industries, and how they are operating within Australia. It is recommended that you start reading the business section of the newspaper. You will not understand everything that is happening but doing this task allows you to become more familiar with the language that is used in the corporate world.

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.




Things to have a look at

Industry and Enterprise Study Design

Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority Study Design for Industry and Enterprise 2019-2023

2040: The Future

2040 – Official Trailer