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Students in the Business faculty are given every opportunity to reach their full potential.  We take pride in providing an education to students which gives them ‘real-world’ experience, along with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce or study in Business or Law domains at University or TAFE.  Our classes are designed to make learning interesting and engaging, whilst still maintaining an expectation that every student will achieve.  We will be by the side of the students every step of the way, to ensure they achieve the result they deserve.

 

We offer:

 
  • Nationally recognised qualifications which can be used as a stepping-stone to TAFE, University and work

  • Excursions to industry workplaces and the Courts to broaden the minds of our students to what is actually out there for them 

  • Guest speakers from industry workplaces who inspire students to achieve

  • ‘Real-world’ learning, which shows students what life is really like in the workplace or in tertiary studies

  • An open-door policy, where students can come to ask us questions at any time

  • Year 12 Griffith Ambassadors’ Program which allows student to take part in University studies, leading to an offer of direct-entry upon Year 12 graduation

 
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
 

Do I have to own a laptop to do business subjects?

 

Yes, it is essential for you to have access to a laptop in each of the classes available in our department.  The real business world relies heavily on the use of technology, so it is vital that all students have a laptop to give themselves the best opportunity for success.

 

 

 

Do you have to do junior business subjects to be able to be successful in senior subjects?

 
No.  Students can easily achieve excellent marks in senior subjects without having done prior subjects in Years 9 and 10.  However, having done Business in the junior years will definitely give you an edge, as you will have already learnt some key concepts.
 
 
 

How many QCE points do I get for each subject?

All OP and SAS subjects are worth 4 points.  Level I certificates are worth 2 points, Level II certificates are worth 4 points and Level III certificates/diplomas are worth 8 points.

 

How many subjects can I choose?

As long as the subjects that you choose don’t fall on the same line, there is no restriction in the number of subjects that you can choose.  However, you can only choose one certificate of the same qualification.  E.g. If you choose Certificate III in Business, you cannot choose Certificate II in Business as well, but you could do other qualification e.g. Certificate I in Hospitality.

 

Junior Business (Year 7-10)

 

The Junior Business curriculum provides students with a broad knowledge of a range of areas, to prepare them for study in Year 11 and 12. It is not a requirement to complete junior Business subjects in order to study senior subjects in the future. A business education foundation is important for any person entering the workforce.  These foundation subjects allow students to understand and develop an interest in the operations of businesses, regardless of size.

 

Subjects available for selection include

  • Business In Technology (7BIT, 8BIT & 9BIT)
  • Business Enterprise Education (9BEE)
  • Business Studies (10BSO)
  • Law and Justice Studies (10LJO) 
 
 
 
NOTE: It is essential that students choosing any subjects listed above, have a BYOD Laptop.
 

Senior Business (Year 11 and 12)

 

The senior Business curriculum provides students with a much more focused and detailed level of knowledge and skills, preparing them for University studies, TAFE and the workforce.

OP subjects available for selection include:

 
  • Accounting

  • Business Communication and Technologies

  • Business Management

  • Economics

  • Legal Studies  

 
 
 

VET courses available for selection include:

 
  • Certificate II in Business

  • Certificate III in Business - course costs approximately $210

  • Diploma of Business (by application - please read below) - course costs $2,500

 
 
 

SAS subjects available for selection include:

 
  • Business Studies

 
Note: Stand Alone Subjects (SAS) are both Non-OP and Non-VET courses. Students will still be eligible to receive 4 QCE points upon successful completion of the course, but they do not contribute to OP scores and do not provide a formal qualification e.g. Certificate II.
 
 
 

NOTE: It is essential that students choosing any subjects listed above, have a BYOD Laptop.

 

Year 12 Griffith Business Program – Griffith University

 
 
 

Benowa State High School combined with Griffith University, offers Year 12 students who successfully complete the GriffithBUSINESS Year 12 Program requirements,  a Guaranteed Offer of Entry to the University.  

 
 
 

Applications closed Sunday 5th February 2017 for this year's cohort.

 

Year 11 & 12 Diploma of Business

 

Applications are now open for the 2018 Year 11 Diploma of Business course for current Year 10 students

 

Download the application package (click here to download (PDF, 522 KB)

 

Application cut-off date: 9.00am, Friday 9th June 2017 (week 8, term 2)

 

Year 11 & 12 Certificate III in Business - approx. $210

 
 
 

Delivered by Benowa SHS Business staff in collaboration with Binnacle Training

 
 
 

Benowa State High School combined with Binnacle Training, offers Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Business.