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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 | Content


Stage 2 Business Innovation is a 20-credit subject structured around three key contexts:

  • designing business
  • sustaining business
  • transforming business.

Students explore at least two of these contexts. Through these contexts, students develop and apply their understanding of the following underpinning learning strands:

  • innovation
  • decision-making and project management
  • financial literacy and information management
  • global, local, and digital perspectives.

This understanding is extended and applied through each of the learning strands.

These learning strands represent the knowledge, skills, understanding, and capabilities fundamental to the learning in the subject.

Each of the learning strands should be developed and extended in the contexts selected for study. The learning strands may have different weighting in each of the contexts according to their importance and relevance to the focus of study.