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Business Innovation Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in Australian and SACE International schools from January 2024 to December 2024.
For teaching in SACE International schools only from May/June 2023 to March 2024 and from May/June 2024 to March 2025.
Accredited in August 2018 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2019. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Assessment design criteria

Assessment design criteria

The assessment design criteria are based on the learning requirements and are used by teachers to:

  • clarify for the student what they need to learn
  • design opportunities for the student to provide evidence of his or her learning at the highest possible level of achievement.

The assessment design criteria consist of specific features that:

  • students should demonstrate in their learning
  • teachers look for as evidence that students have met the learning requirements.

For this subject the assessment design criteria are:

  • finding and solving problems
  • contextual application
  • analysis and evaluation.

The specific features of these criteria are described below.

The set of assessments, as a whole, must give students opportunities to demonstrate each of the specific features by the completion of study of the subject.

Finding and Solving Problems

The specific features are as follows:

FSP1 Explore problems or needs using a customer-focused approach.
FSP2 Generate possible solutions to problems or needs using a customer-focused approach. 

Contextual Application

The specific features are as follows:

CA1 Contextual application of financial awareness and decision-making skills. 
CA2 Application of business and financial information to develop and communicate business models.
CA3 Contextual application of communication and collaboration skills.

Analysis and Evaluation

The specific features are as follows:

AE1 Explore and analyse opportunities presented by digital and emerging technologies.
AE2 Evaluate the effectiveness of business models.