Within this chapter we have focused almost exclusively on the actions of teachers of HPE. Every state version of the national curriculum in Australia makes reference to students learning about themselves and caring for the wellbeing of themselves and others. Our intention here is to suggest that in providing safety education and involving students in considering this safety lens, teaching HPE can help prevent foreseeable and immediate injury. The basis of this chapter has been to suggest that changes in community beliefs and the development of a risk society has created a new risk framework regarding injuries in which teachers of HPE must work.
This report focusses on employability skills that young people entering work for the first time, or novice workers, need. It examines the nature of the skills that employers seek when recruiting young people and the processes and techniques which can be used in the workplace to develop these skills. The report synthesises the findings of a comprehensive literature review and 12 case studies.