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Business Innovation Stage 2
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 2 from 2020. 

Stage 2 | 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
  • teachers and assessors to 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 and assessors 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 Identify and explore problems and/or needs using a customer-focused approach.
FSP2 Generate viable solutions to problems and/or needs using a customer-focused approach.

Contextual Application 

The specific features are as follows:

CA1 Contextual application of decision-making and project management tools and strategies.
CA2 Create and apply business intelligence to iteratively develop business models and plans.
CA3 Contextual application of communication and collaborative skills.

 Analysis and Evaluation

The specific features are as follows:

AE1 Evaluate business models and plans.
AE2 Analyse and evaluate opportunities and challenges for business in the digital age.
AE3 Analyse and evaluate social, economic, environmental, and/or ethical impacts of global and local business.