Business and Enterprise


In Business and Enterprise students learn about the successful management of business and enterprise in personal, business, and social contexts, on a local, national, and global scale.

About the subject

Students gain knowledge and understanding of business operations, develop financial and technological skills, participate in planning, developing, and controlling business activities, and evaluate decisions on business practices. Students assess the impact and effects of business, enterprise, and technology on the economy, environment, and the well-being and lifestyle of individuals and communities.

Course content

Stage 2 Business and Enterprise comprises a core topic, and seven option topics. For a 20-credit subject, students complete the study of:

  • the core topic
  • two option topics

Core Topic - The Business Environment

  • Business in Australia
  • The Nature and Structure of Business
  • The Business Enterprise

Option Topics

  • People, Business and Work
  • Business and the Global Environment
  • Business and Finance
  • Business, Law, and Government
  • Business and Technology
  • Business and Marketing
  • Business Research Task/Practical Application


In a 20-credit subject, students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School-based AssessmentWeighting
Issues Study20%
External Assessment 

Information on the External Assessment - Report

The report is up to a maximum of 2000 words in length and can be either

  • a situation analysis that outlines the present state of an existing small- to medium-sized business, and that examines aspects such as market, competitors, staff, and business structure, or
  • an enterprise report which involves the evaluation of a small business enterprise that the student has established themselves, and describes the business plan and other aspects associated with running the enterprise.

Performance Standards

The Business and Enterprise Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.

The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.

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