Advancing social intelligence skills



How long does the Developing Social Skills program take to complete?

The Developing Social Skills program has three modules and each of these modules has a varying number of lessons within them. Each animated video varies from as little as 4 minutes and as long as 20 minutes. How long a lesson takes to complete is based on the length of the animated video plus how long it takes to download the lesson summary and then correctly answer the questions in the short test that follows each lesson. There are end of module tests and a final exam when all the lessons have been completed which will also take time to do. There are also two offline assignments that students are required to complete and hand to their teacher. Some students have independently completed the program over an intensive focus period of a week whereas other students prefer to do only one or two lessons in a week in private study or class time.

Is there any marking for teachers to complete?

The program is self contained and self paced. All quizzes, tests and exams are marked by artificial intelligence. The examination system is extremely robust to ensure the standard of learning is maintained. A Lifebook and Workbook assignment can be downloaded by each student to complete before the final exam where teachers may be required for assistance to complete.

How much does the program cost for a school to buy?

There are a number of packages that schools can purchase. These can be found HERE. For single logins, the fees are $75.00 each, but school licences can mean a student can gain access for as little as $9.50. We do have special offers from time to time so when you call our friendly sales team you can ask about these.

Is the program endorsed or accredited?

The Developing Social Skills program is endorsed for one unit on the WA Certificate of Education. This equates to 5 whole points. Students can redeem these points by presenting their certificate of completion to their teacher and the teacher sends the unique security code to the Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority to be redeemed and appear on their Certificate of Education.

Who uses the Developing Social Skills program?

The Employment Advantage program is used by schools around Australia for developing social intelligence in ages 13 to 17.

What are the benefits of using this program as opposed to other available information?

The Developing Social Skills program introduces practical social skills to young people 13 to 17. The learning process is constructed in ways that encourages the participant to question their thinking and their behaviours, and how these might benefit them - or not. This program aims to develop personal insight and general confidence, with the purpose of enabling participants to move easily into, and within, groups. Using animation has increased its learning appeal to a wider variety of learning styles and needs. The learning platform is easy to navigate and the activities and exercises are fun. More importantly this program provides clear reasons and benefits as to why social skills are so important to each and every one of us.

How long has this program been assisting people develop their social intelligence?

The Developing Social Skills program was originally created as an adjunct to the Employment Advantage program 18 years ago. It was noted during trials of the Employment Advantage program that students who had certain social skills gained employment more quickly and maintained that employment for longer. The original program was delivered face to face in schools by teachers who had been trained in the delivery of the program. Due to the success of the Employment Advantage, it was decided to take the Developing Social Skills online. Although challenging the idea that social skills needed a face to face delivery to work, animation and careful information structuring, has made this program a leader in the area of teaching social intelligence online. This program is now a popular choice for busy teachers and those wishing to empower their students with a clear knowledge and understanding of how important social skills are to personal and career success.

How long do I have to complete the program?

You have 12 months from the date you enroll to complete the Developing Social Skills program.

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The Developing Social Skills Program


Module 1: Demonstrate Physical Intellect

“The visible interpretation of the mental state” 
(How someone feels on the inside is reflected in their actions and attitudes)


  • Recognise high and low road reactions

  • Recognise emotional states of others and demonstrate appropriate behaviour

  • Analyse and identify facial expressions

  • Identify positive and negative dialogue

  • Discover personal explanatory style

  • Evaluate and utilise optimistic attitudes

  • Utilise critical thinking skills to evaluate set-backs

  • Action positive internal dialogue to overcome set-backs

  • Analyse social networks 

  • Identify the importance of the five senses in creating personal boundaries

  • Recognise personal, social and emotional boundaries

  • Evaluate the benefit of creating personal boundaries 

  • Choose happiness using gratitude and mindfulness.

  • Recognise and appreciate personal strengths


Module 2: Utilise Appropriate Business and Social Manners

“Recognise and exercise the rules of engagement in social, business and cultural environments while observing consideration for the individual”


  • Research the development of tribal behaviour in humans

  • Identify the origins of cultural practices

  • Recognise group rules and individual roles within the group structure

  • Analyse the validity of the stereotype

  • Identify behaviours associated with specific events within a culture

  • Differentiating Etiquette and Manners

  • Learn international cultural manners and accepted practices

  • Develop and apply cultural attunement

  • Apply the time/space/context concepts to a cultural situation

  • Identify the human grooming process

  • Apply appropriate introduction protocols

  • Analyse the structure of small talk

  • Recognise the benefits of small talk

  • Demonstrate confident social dining skills

  • Recognise and apply inclusive interactions


Module 3: Personal Presentation and Dress Codes

"Recognise that every situation has a dress code as part of the human group process”


  • Analyse the theory and purpose of the first impression

  • Analyse and utilise the principles of the successful first impression

  • Recognise the value of implementing a dress code when interacting in groups

  • Identify the three rules of personal presentation

  • Identify the four levels of the business casual dress code

  • Recognise a business dress code using identifying markers

  • Analyse the purpose and application of social dress codes

  • Identify dress codes for specific social events



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