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Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in August 2017 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2018.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 3: Personal Venture

Assessment Type 3: Personal Venture

For a 10-credit subject and a 20-credit subject, students undertake at least one personal venture. 

The personal venture is likely to be an inquiry-based or practical-based project, or a combination of these. 

The personal venture is an opportunity for students to explore an area of the program focus that is of interest to them. They investigate their area of interest by identifying, exploring, and communicating relevant information, concepts, and ideas about them.

Students select one capability to be developed within their personal venture, and explore the link between that capability and their area of personal interest. The capability selected does not need to be the same capability selected for other assessments. Students clearly identify the capability they have selected and explicitly discuss how they have developed this capability in their personal venture.

Students’ folio pieces provide evidence of their learning in a range of forms including, but not limited to, reports, photo stories, oral presentations, skills demonstrations, and reviews. Within their evidence students detail the outcome or conclusion of their project and explain the connections between their area of interest and development of the capability selected. Multimodal evidence is encouraged. 

Each student’s personal venture must be assessed individually, and must be the student’s own work. 

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

  • application and development
  • inquiry and reflection
  • collaboration and communication.