BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE
Why study Business and Enterprise?
Business & Enterprise provides opportunities for students to learn about how businesses function in today’s
society. Students are exposed to authentic and practical business situations that assist them in developing a
sound knowledge of business principles and essential communication skills. The importance of
professionalism in the workplace is at the forefront of the teaching and learning within this subject. Students
are encouraged to be life-long learners and to obtain knowledge and skills that will continue to benefit them
into their senior years and beyond.
What is studied?
The topics covered include but are not exclusive to:
The Australian and global economy
Competition in the marketplace
Venture planning, implementation and evaluation
Improving business productivity
The changing work environment
Economic performance and living standards
Finance and computerised accounting systems
Three small business ventures are integral to the course and provide an opportunity for students to
demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to achieve both individual, team and business goals. Students
create and sell products at the College Carnival and Trade Fair as well as fundraise for College mission projects.
How are students assessed?
Assessment is based on four criteria:
Knowledge and understanding
Questioning and researching
Analysing and interpreting
Assessment items include projects, non-written presentations,
short and extended response examinations and responses to
The underpinning enterprising capabilities that this subject encompasses are relevant life skills which are
also applicable to any subject area in Years 11 and 12. These include:
Generating, identifying and assessing opportunities
Identifying, assessing and managing risks
Collecting, organising and analysing information
Generating and using creative ideas and processes
Identifying, solving and preventing problems
Identifying, recruiting and managing resources
Working with others and in teams
Being flexible and dealing with change
Negotiating and influencing
Using initiative and drive
Monitoring and evaluating
Communicating ideas and information
Planning and organising
Being fair and responsible
Business and Enterprise acts as an excellent foundation for further study in the Senior subject areas of
Accounting, Business, Economics and Certificate III in Business.