BUSINESS INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY

As business, computing and entrepreneurial skills underpin most careers; the BUSIT Department’s philosophy is that all students should gain competencies in this area. Our range of subjects covering the areas of business, careers and computing give students the opportunity to gain these much needed competencies. Open ended Design Briefs in Lower School courses have been written to give every student the opportunity to maximize their skill development through individual interests.  In Upper School links with the wider community, through our very successful Workplace Learning Program, have been established to broaden students’ education and career prospects.

YEAR 8  

DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Students will use Application Software

MS Word                                              MS PowerPoint                                                  Image Editing

Learning is self-paced and based on individual student’s expertise and needs.  Students will be strongly encouraged to use correct keyboarding techniques to enable them to produce high quality information products such as tables, letters, displays, and forms.

The Technology Process, Information and Systems Outcomes will be assessed using the Technology and Enterprise Outcomes in the Curriculum Framework.

YEAR 9

PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES

This course introduces the major concepts that relate to computer programming, using specialised programming language software.

Using the Technology Process students:

  • Investigating and evaluating the principles of an Object Oriented programming language
  • Discovering the basic concepts behind computer games, software, and programs.

 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Students will use the Technology Process to investigate information and systems for Managing Money.

Depending on student interest, students may explore topics such as:

  • Banks & credit unions
  • Personal budgeting
  • Personal Income tax
  • Excel
  • Buying wisely
  • CARDS (credit, debit & smart)
  • Mobile phones

 

LAW

Students will use the Technology Process to research information and systems concerning the Law and how it affects young people.  Topics may include:

Family Law

  • Marriage
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Custody and Access
  • Wills

 

The Law and Young People

  • Legal Ages
  • The Juvenile Justice System
  • Arrest Procedure for Minors
  • The Children’s Court
  • Sanctions for Minors

 

Criminal Offences

  • Types of Crimes
  • Summary offences
  • Indictable offences
  • Arrest Procedure
  • Sentences
  • Criminal Mock Trial
Criminal Law                                                     

  • What constitutes a crime
  • Parties to a crime

 

 

YEAR 10

DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Students will use specialised software

MS Word                                                              MS Publisher                                                      MS Powerpoint

Learning is self-paced and based on individual student’s expertise and needs.  Students will be strongly encouraged to use correct keyboarding techniques to enable them to produce high quality information products such as business cards, newsletters, flyers, programs and pamphlets.  They will develop a greater understanding and use of the Principles and Elements of Design.

The Technology Process, Information and Systems Outcomes will be leveled using the Technology and Enterprise Outcomes in the Curriculum Framework.

 

INTRODUCTION TO SMALL BUSINESS

Students will investigate, devise, produce and evaluate how business records information.

Topics covered may include:

  • The nature of small business
  • Preparing a business plan
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Location
  • Business source documents

 

FINANCIAL  MANAGEMENT

Students will investigate information and systems for Managing Money.

Students will explore topics such as:

  • Payroll and wages
  • Personal budgeting
  • Travel budgeting
  • Savings and investments
  • Investment strategies
  • Teenage debt
  • Buying a car

 

YEAR 11 & 12

APPLIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CERTIFICATE II)

The Information Technology field represents one of the most exciting areas of employment with forecasters predicting a rate of growth at twice the national average. Numerous career opportunities exist in areas such as web page design, multimedia design, e-commerce, plus a rage of technical and programming applications.  AIT provides an excellent foundation for the study of IT or Computer Science at University or TAFE levels, but it will benefit any students regardless of what workplace or career pathway is chosen.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ENTERPRISE

Business Management and Enterprise is highly recommended for those students wanting to go through to University or TAFE in the Business and Commerce fields.  It is also a very supportive unit for those who want to go straight into the workforce by understanding how businesses operate.  Students who complete this course will be equipped for a career in Business and Enterprise (administration, marketing, accounting, IT, management, human resources management, economics etc) which can take them to the highest levels of leadership, either within a corporate organization or with their own business.

CAREER & ENTERPRISE

The Career and Enterprise course engages students in learning about developing their career life in a constantly changing digital and globalised world.  Careers are now considered to be about work, learning and life. The course aims to provide all students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to be enterprising and proactively manage their own careers. The course reflects the importance of career development knowledge, understanding and skills in securing, creating and sustaining work.

CERTIFICATE II IN SKILLS FOR WORK AND VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS

This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways. It is suitable for individuals who require a pathway to employment or vocational training, entry level digital literacy and employability skills. Unit of competency that make up the Certificate II In Skills For Work And Vocational Pathways will be delivered as a standalone over two years.