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Course Overview:

Commerce provides the knowledge, skills, understanding and values that form the foundation on which young people make sound decisions on consumer, financial, business, legal and employment issues. It develops in students an understanding of commercial and legal processes and competencies for personal financial management. Through the study of Commerce students develop financial literacy which enables them to participate in the financial system in an informed way.

Commerce provides for a range of learning styles and experiences that suit the interests and needs of all students. It emphasises the potential and use of information and communication technologies. Students gain greater competence in problem-solving and decision-making by evaluating the range of consumer, financial, business, legal and employment strategies. In examining these they also develop attitudes and values that promote ethical behaviour and social responsibility and a commitment to contribute to a more just and equitable society.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • save, spend and budget wisely.
  • run a small business and make a profit.
  • complete a range of forms and documents, such as enrolling to vote forms, ballot slips.
  • complete cheques, job applications, health insurance, car insurance, etc.
  • have a strong knowledge of your rights under both civil and criminal law.
  • plan an itinerary for overseas travel based on a set budget.
  • make informed decisions about your future.


What will you learn about?

The following topics are taught over the Year 9 and 10 course.

Year 9

  • Consumer Choice
  • Personal Finance
  • Investing
  • Promoting and Selling
  • Travel

Year 10

  • Law and Society
  • Employment Issues
  • Running a Business
  • E-Commerce


Who can you ask for more information?

Ms Espejel or Mrs Celeban.


What does this course link to in Stage 6?

This course provides valuable skills that will be useful if you wish to continue studying HSIE subjects in Stage 6. It has links to the following courses:

  • Business Services
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • Work Studies