The Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is a 10-credit subject designed to help students to make informed decisions about their personal development, education, and training. It is a compulsory requirement of the SACE.
Students must complete 10 credits of the Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan with a C grade or better to gain their SACE. Schools will generally organise for students to start the subject in Year 10 so that they can plan for successful SACE learning in Years 11 and 12.
The PLP supports students in developing knowledge and skills that will enable them to:
- identify appropriate future options
- choose appropriate subjects and courses for their SACE
- review their strengths and areas for development, including skills in literacy, numeracy, and information and communication technologies
- identify goals and plans for improvement
- monitor their actions and review and adjust plans as needed to achieve their goals.
The program of learning provides students with time to work with their teachers and other experts to develop knowledge and skills in planning for their SACE and their future beyond school. The aim is for each student to achieve success in the SACE and to prepare for work, further education and training, and community life.
Individual students require different learning activities to develop their capabilities.
PLP supports and teaches students to:
- develop, implement, review, and adjust their Personal Learning Plans
- identify their learning strengths and areas for development, including their capabilities and literacy and numeracy skills, as well as other knowledge and skills that they need to choose particular pathways through education and training, life, and careers
- develop skills in literacy, numeracy, and information and communication technologies
- research options and preferences for employment, study, training, and community participation, using expert sources
- identify goals to build on their strengths, address their challenges, and develop the capabilities they will need for success throughout the SACE and beyond
- work towards articulating their capabilities and making their future options become a reality.