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CommerceWelcome to Commerce at St. Andrew's
|"Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming." Richard Branson|
|Just like Business opportunities, the opportunities in the emerging Commerce Department are plentiful! From Court House Visits to Coffee Making, DIY at IKEA to Dreamworld, Noosa Civic to New York, Commerce Students see Business, Legal and Economic principles in action everywhere they go. From Year Nine right through to Year Twelve students can elect Commerce Studies and experience the enrichment of being a part of the Commerce Department.
|Year 9 Business Studies|
|What is Business? How does someone become an Entrepreneur? Business Studies introduces students to innovation, planning, marketing and analysis of businesses and enterprise ventures. They will be introduced to the language of finance, budgeting, share portfolios, advertising and marketing as well as studying a variety of successful entrepreneurs and business environments. Students will gain a basic understanding of managing financial information, understanding business language, and developing a range of skills for life. This course provides preparation for Senior subjects such as Economics and BCT (Business and Communication Technologies).
|Year 9 Legal studies|
|Legal Studies provides an introduction to the Australian Legal System and current legal issues in the media, providing students with a background to connections between their lives and the law in Australian culture. Students will examine a variety of topical issues that will allow them to engage and examine their own contribution to society as well as determining what makes an active and effective citizen. Legal Studies continues as an elective subject through the Senior School.
|Year 10 Business Studies|
|The spread of computerisation in the Business World means students will require highly developed levels of business understanding, computing and technology literacy for their future lives. This course will make extensive use of the laptop program and focuses on developing a greater understanding of the operation and importance of business in our society. Students will study units on economics, marketing, financial management and business communication. Whilst it is not a compulsory pre-requisite, Year 10 Business Studies is beneficial for students wishing to pursue commerce subjects in years 11 and 12.
|Year 10 Legal studies|
|No matter what country we live in, where we work or what we do, laws govern society and play a pivotal role in the way communities work. This course looks at the impact of the Australian Legal System on Australian Society. Students will gain an understanding of the need for laws and how these change over time in order to continually meet the changing needs and opinions. The units of study include; ‘Law and Order v Real Life: How different is the media portrayal of law?’, ‘Youth, Police and The Law: What is expected of teenagers?’, ‘A Criminal Mind’, and ‘Contemporary Law’.
|Year 11 and 12 Business Communication and Technologies|
|Business Communication & Technologies offers opportunities to engage with and understand both theoretical and practical aspects of a range of business situations in the private and public sectors. By combining general and vocational educational (BSB20107 Certificate II in Business) components, the subject aims to provide students with meaningful learning experiences in real-life and life-like business settings. In Business Communication & Technologies students examine the dynamics of different business contexts and the broader social, cultural and environmental implications of business activities.
|Year 11 and 12 Legal studies|
|Legal Studies focuses on enhancing students’ ability to recognise the diverse legal situations and issues that arise in their everyday lives. These situations and issues often have legal implications that affect the rights and obligations of themselves and other community members. Students will gain knowledge to understand legal frameworks that regulate and shape society. Legal Studies enables students to formulate personal views of the world and understand how the law affects their world. Th rough critical analysis, examination and problem solving, they are empowered to make decisions that can benefit themselves and the community.
|Year 11 and 12 Economics|
|Economics is a study of how to use scarce resources in the best way possible. Households, businesses and governments are confronted with the economic problem of alternative uses of their limited resources. This course of study stresses the desirability of understanding the significance of economic events as well as the implications of individual, business and government economic decision-making. The emphasis is on the application of economic skills and concepts to the problems and issues facing Australian society. It helps senior students gain key employment skills and competencies and to participate effectively in, and contribute to, economic decision-making.
|Enrichment experiences in Commerce|
|Being able to enrich our learning with real life situations and experiences is what makes Commerce special. These experiences range from compulsory incursions and excursions to optional trips and day-to-day learning opportunities in our very own Saint’s Café.
Some of our enrichment experiences include:
- Visits to Magistrates/Supreme Court Houses
- IKEA marketing and franchise case study
- Customer Service Case Study at Noosa Civic
- Workplace Health and Safety Assessment at Dreamworld
- Police Visit during Law Week
- Melbourne Enrichment Trip: Business on a National Scale
- New York Enrichment Trip: Global Financial Capital