Accessible Page Links



Page Tools

Main page Content

Business and IT

 

​Senior school

Business Management

Course overview:

Studying Business Management lets you be creative and innovative as you learn how businesses are managed, and understand the important role that managers play in business. You will explore the main functions of businesses and the ways that these functions work together to achieve business goals, working in partnerships, small groups and teams as you navigate through the decisions that business managers often face.

You will participate in practical and authentic business situations. This may involve you using innovation and creativity to develop feasibility studies or undertake business ventures.

In Business Management, you will investigate case studies which may be based on local, national and global business contexts to identify the key issues that impact businesses. You will collect and organise business information which you can then analyse to look for trends, patterns or relationships. Simulating the role of a business manager, you will suggest management strategies and recommendations aimed at achieving business objectives. Working in partnerships, small groups and teams on short- and long-term projects, you will learn and develop communication and management strategies which are essential for business managers. You may enact these strategies in class, through business ventures or in assessment tasks, and identify how business managers enact these strategies in the business situations you study.

Course outline:

Year 11 

  • Management Practices
  • Marketing Management
  • Events Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Business Venture

Year 12

  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Business Development
  • International Business​

Business in Practice

Course overview:  

The subject Business in Practice provides opportunities for students to develop practical business knowledge, understanding and skills for use, participation and work in a range of business contexts. A course of study consists of core Business practices and Business functions delivered through business contexts.  Students will explore business functions and develop business practices required to produce solutions to real life or simulated problems and successfully participate in future employment.

The business practices describe the concepts, ideas and skills which students need to develop to be able to work effectively in business. The business functions describe the different activities a business undertakes in order to achieve their mission and objectives.

Students develop their business knowledge and understanding through applying the business practices and functions in different business contexts.  Students will analyse business information and will have opportunities to propose and implement outcomes and solutions in business contexts.  Students develop effective decision-making skills and learn how to plan, implement and evaluate business outcomes and solutions, resulting in improved economic, consumer and financial literacy.

Year 11 

  • Business fundamentals
  • Financial Literacy
  • Business Communication
  • Business Technology

Year 12   

  • Business fundamentals
  • Financial Literacy
  • Business Communication
  • Business Technology

Legal studies

Course overview:

Legal Studies is about developing an understanding of the Australian legal system and how it affects your basic rights, obligations and responsibilities. You will explore how to become an active and informed citizen and learn how to constructively question and contribute to the improvement of laws and legal processes. By examining factors that have led society to create a legal system, you will develop knowledge and understanding of the frameworks which regulate and shape our society. You will develop confidence in approaching and accessing the Australian legal system and will develop a better appreciation of the relationship between social and legal structures.

As a student of Legal Studies, you will examine case studies and legal situations from local, national and global contexts. You will apply your knowledge and understanding of legal concepts and processes to situations in order to identify and examine legal issues and different stakeholders’ perspectives. You will select and organise information from sources to facilitate the analysis of legal issues. From different perspectives and viewpoints, you will evaluate and synthesise a range of information and critique stakeholder responses. You will make recommendations about the suitability of legal outcomes and their implications for justice and equitability. You will examine and justify your own opinions by making constructive judgments and informed commentaries on the law, its system and processes. 

In class activities, you will have opportunities to work individually and in teams to engage in learning experiences such as debates, discussions and mock trials.

Course outline:

Year 11 

  • The Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Introduction to civil obligations 
  • Civil wrongs (torts) and the law

Year 12  

  • Family and the law
  • Independent Inquiry
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Australians and the law

Information Technology Systems (ITS)

Course overview: 

The subject Information Technology Systems (ITS) is a practical discipline which prepares students to meet these rapid changes and to respond to emerging technologies and trends. It provides students with the knowledge and skills used in the systems supporting IT. These systems range from those supporting the development of information, such as documents or websites, to those supporting technology, such as computers or networks.

Information Technology Systems develops a fluency in information technology that is more comprehensive than information technology literacy alone. The term “IT literacy” suggests the acquisition of a repertoire of skills and the capability to use today's technology. This is generally developed in the P–10 years of schooling. ITS goes further to develop the notion of IT fluency — the ability to adapt to changes in technology and to independently learn and use new technologies as they arise throughout one's lifetime. Fluency with IT allows students to focus their studies through complex problem solving and detailed projects which emphasise management skills, the ability to work individually and in teams, effective communication, the development of productive relationships with clients, and consideration of the social and ethical issues related to their studies.

Course outline:

Year 11 

  • Hardware Advice
  • Operating Systems
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Designs
  • Multi-media

Year 12

  • Widget Design or User Documentation
  • Web Design
  • Game Design
  •  Mobile Applications