Level 2 Business Studies

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Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Birch.

Quotes from 2022 Year 12 Business Students:

+ "Inspiring" - Malika Rai

+ "Student based and flexible" - Ella Boggle

+ "It teaches you about the world outside" - Dylan Murray

"FUN" was the number one word the class chose to represent their learning in Business Studies 2022.


This course is exemplary for educating students on the fundamentals of business practice and is open to all learner capabilities.

This course includes, product development, marketing, promotions, sales, financials and logistics. It is open to all learning levels and provides fantastic resources to support student learning for success. Students work in groups or independently on running their own innovative, ethical and sustainable businesses online and/or within the local community.


Make a Product Assessment

The assessment aspect of this requires students to work in a small business group or independently to prepare a product and business plan which covers market research, competitors, strategic vision, objectives, product development, marketing, finances and sale reports. This is a full year assessment worth 9 credits.

Business Psychology Assessment

Motivation in Commerce Internal Assessment in Term 2 explores motivation theory models to address the psychological factors behind why people are motivated in their jobs and why people are not. Students are given a local business to research and analyse and are required to report their findings. This is a 5 week internal assessment worth 3 credits.

Solve the Problem Exam

The end of year exam focuses on external factors that influence a business. Students learn how to implement strategic responses to manage risk on a business wide, professional scale.

All assessments are up-to-date, relevant and relatable. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Initial investment of about $100 to kickstart students own business. Any costs after that are not expected but might be necessary.


Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90844 v3
Business Studies 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90847 v2
Business Studies 2.5 - Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90848 v2
Business Studies 2.6 - Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 9
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.