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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, pre-service teachers (PSTs) begin to specialise their knowledge and skills within the senior secondary-level Business Studies learning areas, particularly as they relate to the Victorian Certificate of Education curriculum and other key current curriculum frameworks in the Australian context. PSTs will expand their understanding of contemporary theory, concepts and skills in teaching, learning and assessment through the range of senior secondary Business learning areas, through an exploration of curriculum, pedagogy, planning, assessment and reporting in senior secondary Business Studies/ Economics/ Commerce. Theoretical concepts, pedagogical principles and state and national curriculum structures within senior secondary Business Studies/Economics/Commerce teaching, learning and assessment are taught, examined and applied across the learning activities and assessment tasks.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Johnson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in either of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Masters of Teaching Secondary (EMTCS, EMTCSB, EMTCSW), Bachelor of Education Secondary (EBEDS, EBEDSB and EBEDSM), Master of Teaching Secondary (EMTS), Master of Teaching Secondary (EMTSB), Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Arts Education (AZAAE), Bachelor of Science//Bachelor of Science Education (SZSSE), Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (AZATS), Bachelor of Science & Masters of Teaching Secondary (SZSTS), Bachelor of Teaching Secondary (EBTS), Bachelor of Education (EVEDB), Bachelor of Education (RBEDM)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVictorian Certificate of Education subject documents and materialsPrescribed2016Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies in Senior Secondary (particularly the Victorian Certificate of Education, but also other relevant Australian and Victorian Curricula) Business Studies (and those subjects that have a Business Studies element); Articulate a professional and pedagogical position in this field.

Online learning modules and face to face intensive workshop

02. Evaluate, critique and reflect on a range of teaching, learning and assessment programs, demonstrating appreciation of a variety of teaching strategies that cater for student diversity, embed inclusion and engagement, incorporate literacies and numeracies, and develop confidence and skills in digital technologies (used safely, responsibly and ethically).

Online learning modules and face to face intensive workshop

03. Demonstrate a critical, theoretical and practical understanding of the requirements of discipline-appropriate strategies and approaches to assess, provide feedback and report on student learning in the various subjects at this level; Apply this understanding to the development and modification of curriculum documents and teaching, learning and assessment plans.

Online learning modules and face to face intensive workshop

04. Utilise and review professional, community and industry supports to broaden teaching knowledge and practice and to improve student learning in senior secondary Business Studies subjects.

Online learning modules and face to face intensive workshop

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