Financial Literacy is an important skill no matter what industry a person chooses to be part of when they finish school. In the modern world we all need to be able to manage our financial affairs and have an understanding of the business world.
In Year 9 the focus is on learning and understanding the many facets of business environments and managing money. Students explore contemporary business environments including concepts such as consumer demand and supply, consumption, distribution and business structures. They are introduced to the concept of owning and running a business. They are given hands on experience and have the opportunity to create and run their own businesses in the school environment. In addition, we look at the importance of saving and planning of the future and basic accounting. Students will look at personal finance issues such as budgeting, stocks and shares and superannuation. Students are able to play the ASX stock market game.
In Year 10 Business Communication and Technologies is designed to equip students with the ability to communicate effectively and to use a range of business information and technologies appropriate to the business sector. Knowledge outcomes are based on core elements taken from the BCT senior syllabus. Topics of study include Business Environments, International Business, Financial Records, Information Management and Communication. Many of these units have a practical element.
The Authority Subject Business Communications and Technology is offered to senior students who desire to work in a business environment. In the ever-changing world in which businesses and government agencies operate, it is important that students entering the workplace acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for efficient and effective functioning in business. BCT is designed to equip students with the ability to communicate effectively and to use a range of business information and technologies appropriate to the business sector. This Authority Subject combines general and vocational education components. Students have the opportunity to achieve Certificate II in Business (BSB20107). Students who do not complete Certificate II in Business will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the competencies they have completed.