Business and economics

We offer a number of outreach opportunities to extend and enrich business studies.

VCE students deepen their knowledge in key areas of the Business Management curriculum by attending a VCE Business Forum.

Year 11 students gain industry feedback when pitching their original business or product ideas to judges in the Pitch it Competition. Students win prizes and industry opportunities generously sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Year 9 and 10 students dream big about their business future when attending Dare to Dream – a Project Gen Z event in partnership with La Trobe University.

These business outreach opportunities are available at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus and on rotation at Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton campuses.

Dare to Dream

Curriculum: Year 9 & 10 Humanities students

Dates and Locations:

  • Melbourne: May 7, May 21 and September (TBD)
  • Shepparton: September 5
  • Albury-Wodonga: early November

Duration: 5 hours

Cost: $25 per student or free to schools with ICSEA value <1000 + bus cost reimbursement

Capacity: 100 students per session

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Sponsored by La Trobe University, this high-energy Project Gen Z workshop aims to educate, inspire and motivate young people to dream big in business.

During the day, students learn from some of Australia’s top young entrepreneurs who provide insights into the world of work and employability skills. Practical activities reinforce these.

In the afternoon, students work in teams to plan a creative marketing campaign and then pitch their ideas in front of Project Gen Z and La Trobe judges for feedback and prizes.

VCE Business Forum

Curriculum: Year 11 Business Management

Dates and Location:

  • Melbourne: February 20 and February 22
  • Shepparton: Semester 2 (TBD)

Duration: 5 hours

Cost: Free + bus reimbursement to schools with ICSEA value <1000

Capacity: Melbourne: 250 students per session. Shepparton: 100 students

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The Year 11 VCE Business Forum is a whole day event that reinforces key aspects of the Business Management curriculum. Keynote speakers inspire students to be business innovators. Academic experts lead activity-based workshops in VCE Unit 1 topics and offer students professional insight, tips and skill–based activities. Workshops include Business planning; Business rules and regulations; and, Business marketing.

Dream it. Plan it. Pitch it.

Curriculum: Year 11 Business Management

Dates and Locations: Entries open July. Finals in September.

  • Melbourne (Bundoora) and one regional campus

Duration: The Final is 2 hours

Cost: Free

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VCE students who attend the VCE Business Management Forum kick start their business career by submitting an original idea for a business or product. Top entrants display their ideas and then pitch to industry and business experts for feedback and prizes. Eligible schools receive details.

Generously sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

For enquiries please contact ASSC outreach (+61 03 9479 1197 ) or make a booking