Business and Information Technology education is important for secondary school students. In this phase of schooling students gain a degree of independence in accumulating and managing finances, making decisions about goods and services and acquiring legal rights and responsibilities as citizens. Computers are an integral part of today’s work, study and leisure; students must know how to use them effectively, efficiently and ethically.
The study of Business and Information Technology provides a realistic setting where students’ understanding of computer, consumer and financial literacy can be applied to their personal life. In Business and Information Technology students, not only learn practical life skills, but develop higher order thinking processes.
Year 8 Business students build practical skills in IT and financial literacy. They are encouraged to broaden their awareness of citizenship issues involving the wider community and are introduced to the notion of their personal rights and responsibilities as consumers.
Year 9 Enterprising Education students undertake innovative and enterprising endeavours as they initiate an entrepreneurial business concept and develop it through the various phases of business growth culminating in a trade display. They extend their consumer literacy by investigating e-consumer behaviour.
Year 9 ICT students are exposed to a wide array of industry standard software as they strengthen their basic computer skills, design web sites, manipulate photographs and program robots.
Year 10 Business and Year 10 ICT prepare students for Business and IT ATAR and VET subjects in Years 11 and 12. By studying Business and ICT, students gain extra points towards their QCE as Certificates I in Business and IDMT (Information, Digital Media and Technology) are integrated into Year 10 courses.
Years 11 and 12 subjects offer both ATAR and alternate pathways by means of Vocational Education and Training (VET):
• Accounting (ATAR)
• Business Communication and Technologies (ATAR)
• Information Technology Systems (ATAR)
• Legal Studies (ATAR)
• Certificate III Business (VET)
• Certificate II Information Digital Media and Technology (VET)
Faculty Enrichment Programs
In partnership with QUT, Year 9 Enterprising Education students are offered extension opportunities with QUT working with students on their innovative business concept.
Year 9 and 10 ICT students have an opportunity to engage in a 'hands-on, minds-on' workshop through QUT's Science and Engineering Centre and the Cube.
Years 11 and 12 Legal Studies students are able to participate in the Legal Studies Youth Parliament where they debate controversial legal issues with other schools.
• Buy Smart Competition,
• Australian Business Week
Head of Department
Business and Information Technology