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Business

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR?  Yes (General subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4


What is Business?

Business provides opportunities for students to develop business knowledge and skills to contribute meaningfully to society, the workforce and the marketplace. This subject prepare students to become employees, employers, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs.

Students investigate the business life cycle, develop skills in examining business data and information and learn business concepts, theories, processes and strategies relevant to leadership, management and entrepreneurship. They investigate the influence of, and implications for, strategic development in the functional areas of finance, human resources, marketing and operations.

Students use a variety of technological, communication and analytical tools to comprehend, analyse, interpret and synthesise business data and information. They engage with the dynamic business world (in both national and global contexts), the changing workforce and emerging digital technologies.

What makes a student suited to Business?

Students who achieve success in Business are those who:
possess high level problem solving and investigation skills demonstrate high level written and communication skills excellent time management to ensure regular commitment to study and assessment

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

  • Year 9 - minimum B Standard in Core English
  • Year 10 - minimum B Standard in Core English and B Standard in Legal or History 

What is the cost of this subject?

Excursions – each year there are a minimum of two excursions (approximately $50 for the year) 

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • A4 Notebook for record keeping of class notes and practice of skills
  • Year 10 - BYOD preferred, as this subject includes  extensive research tasks
  • Year 11 - compulsory BYOD as this subject includes  extensive research tasks

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Business Environments – Small Business
Business Life Cycle
Summative internal assessment 1: 25%
• Examination: Combination Response
Summative internal assessment 2: 25%
• Investigation: Feasibility Report
 Semester 2Management Styles
Human Resources, marketing, operations, finance
Summative internal assessment 3: 25%
• Investigation: Business Report
Summative internal assessment 4: 25%
• Examination: Combination Response
Year 11Unit 1Business creation
• Fundamentals of business
• Creation of business ideas
Formative internal assessment 1: 25%
• Examination: Combination Response
Formative internal assessment 2: 25%
• Investigation: Feasibility Report
Unit 2Business growth
• Establishment of a business
• Entering markets
Formative internal assessment 3: 25%
• Investigation: Business Report
Formative internal assessment 4: 25%
• Examination: Combination Response
Year 12Unit 3Business diversification
• Competitive markets
• Strategic development
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): 25%
• Examination — combination response
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): 25%
• Investigation — business report
Unit 4Business evolution
• Repositioning a business
• Transformation of a business
Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): 25%
• Extended response — feasibility report
Summative external assessment (EA): 25%
• Examination — combination response


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Last reviewed 16 September 2019
Last updated 16 September 2019