Curriculum

Business & Information Technology

 

The Business and Information Technology Department aims to offer an engaging and contemporary curriculum to empower students to be dynamic and entrepreneurial members of society.

It is important that young people have the necessary knowledge, strategies and skills to make decisions about their role in and contribution to the global environment.

Students are offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of excursions, competitions and extra-curricular activities to enhance learning. Some of these are: CQUniversity Career Days (Accounting, ICT), NCSS Summer School, UNSW Computing and Business Competitions, ESSI Money Competition, CQUni School's Business Challenge, ASX Sharemarket game and the BEAQ Keyboard Competition.

Guest presenters are also welcomed into the classroom environment to provide students with opportunities to network with local business people and apply their knowledge and skills to the work environment.

Careers in information systems management, database administration, project management, town planning, finance, insurance, occupational health and safety, multimedia development, business ownership, accounting, human resources, retail and hospitality are just a few of the career options available to Business and Information Technology students.

 

Curriculum

Year 7: Business and Economics

This is a term length subject that encompasses elements of the Australian Curriculum from the Economics and Business document. Key questions addressed are:

  • Why is there a relationship between consumers and producers in the market?
  • Why is personal, organisational and financial planning for the future important for both consumers and businesses?
  • How does entrepreneurial behaviour contribute to a successful business?
  • What types of work exist and in what other ways can people derive an income?

 

Year 7: Digital Technologies

This is a term length subject that encompasses elements of the Australian Curriculum from the Digital Technologies document. Key topics addressed are:

  • How is data transmitted and secured in wired, wireless and mobile networks, and how the specifications affect performance
  • How are digital systems represent text, image and audio data in binary
  • How to design algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English, and trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors
  • Implement and modify programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions in a general-purpose programming language
  • How to evaluate how student solutions and existing information systems meet needs, are innovative, and take account of future risks and sustainability  

Various digital technologies will be explored and students will have the opportunity to design and develop digital assets.

 

Year 8: Business and Economics

This is a term length subject that encompasses elements of the Australian Curriculum from the Economics and Business document. Key questions addressed are:

  • Why are markets needed and why are governments involved?
  • Why do consumers and businesses have both rights and responsibilities?
  • What may affect the ways people work now and in the future?
  • How do different businesses respond to opportunities in the market?

 

Year 8: Digital Technologies

This is a term length subject that encompasses elements of the Australian Curriculum from the Digital Technologies document. Key topics addressed are:

  • Plan and manage projects that create and communicate ideas and information collaboratively online, taking safety and social contexts into account
  • Acquire data from a range of sources and evaluate authenticity, accuracy and timeliness
  • Design the user experience of a digital system, generating, evaluating and communicating alternative designs
  • How to design algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English, and trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors?
  • How to evaluate how student solutions and existing information systems meet needs, are innovative, and take account of future risks and sustainability  
  • Analyse and visualise data using a range of software to create information, and use structured data to model objects or events

Various digital technologies will be explored and students will have the opportunity to design and develop digital assets.

 

Year 9

These are year length subjects that encompass elements of the Australian Curriculum from the Economics and Business and Digital Technologies documents. 

  • Business
  • Digital Technologies
 

Year 10

These are year length subjects that encompass elements of the Australian Curriculum from the Economics and Business and Digital Technologies documents. 

  • Business and Economics
  • Digital Technologies
 

Year 11 and 12

  • Business Management
  • Business Studies SAS
  • Information Processing & Technology 

Please refer to the Curriculum Handbooks on the Senior School page for more information on these subjects.