Accounting and Business

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The key objective of this subject is to introduce students to a range of financial, legal and business skills which will lay the foundation for their successful participation in financial awareness as young adults. It introduces students to aspects of ATAR Accounting & Finance and Certificate II & III in Business in Years 11 & 12. It allows students to gain an initial awareness of these subject areas.

Students are given the opportunity to use their skills to make a profit through the successful operation of a small business within the College for a two-week period in Term 4. The business ideas are endless and have included jewellery, scarves, lip gloss, beauty products, cupcakes & slices, doggy fashion, cards and pencil cases.

In 2019, a profit of almost $250 was made from the small business.  The students were able to use this profit to contribute to the College’s Advent Christmas Basket Appeal.

It is hoped that students will find this subject both fun and challenging. The course integrates the use of computers in key areas of reporting, analysing and researching information. Students will also develop skills in the use of spreadsheets as a financial tool and make use of the internet in researching information and implementing decisions.

The topics covered will be:-

  • Introduction to Business
  • How to make a profit
  • Keeping your finances in check
  • Taking care of Business

The frequency of this subject is TWO periods per week.

I have gained skills that have assisted me in all my subject areas and has developed my planning and organisational skills.  It has given me a taste of independent as this is very important in heading into Yr12 and beyond school at Mercedes College.  Running the small business at the end of the year was a highlight.

Tiara Jones – 2019, Year 10 Accounting and Business student, currently studying Certificate II in Business

Suitable for students who may wish to enrol in ATAR Accounting and Finance or Certificate II Business


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