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 Enterprise Education (7, 8, 9 BEE)
  • 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 $1,900

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.

Last reviewed 28 September 2022
Last updated 28 September 2022