Business Innovation | Stage 2 | Planning to Teach | Subject Operational Information | 2020

Subject operational information

Stage 2 Business Innovation

These web pages connect schools and teachers to information on procedures relating to final moderation and external assessment requirements. Key dates, including dates for the submission of results, are also provided.

Stage 2 Business Innovation is a 20-credit subject.

The learning and assessment requirements for this subject are set out in the subject outline.

Refer to the learning and assessment plans for information on developing and approving Stage 2 Business Innovation LAPs.

Online moderation and marking

School assessment materials for Stage 2 Business Innovation will be submitted for online moderation using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

External assessment materials for Stage 2 Business Innovation will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.

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Key dates

For a simplified list of key operational dates, see the Business Innovation calendar.

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School assessment component

For a 20-credit subject, teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:

  • Assessment Type 1: Business Skills
  • Assessment Type 2: Business Model

The SACE Board quality assures the school assessment results through final moderation.

Refer to the SACE Assessment and Reporting Guidelines [PDF 290KB] and SACE Stage 2 Moderation Overview [DOC 33KB] for information about the policy context and procedures.

Moderation sample selection

Teachers select the moderation sample of school-assessed materials to submit to the SACE Board.

Refer to Moderation sample selection, which includes FAQs and an instructional video.

Submitting school assessment materials for final moderation

School assessment materials for Stage 2 Business Innovation will be submitted using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

For more information see Online submission of materials.

Supervision and verification

Teachers and students are advised to refer to the information in Supervision and Verification of Students' Work Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB] on the use of the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. If used, these sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period.

A teacher who is unable to verify that the work is the student's own must initiate a breach of rules action through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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External assessment component

Students complete one business plan and pitch. They develop their business plan and pitch within one context:

  • designing business
  • sustaining business
  • transforming business

They demonstrate their learning across the four learning strands of innovation; decision-making and project management; financial literacy and information management, and global, local, and digital perspectives.

The business plan may be presented in multimodal, oral, or written form. It should be a maximum of 10 minutes if oral, or 1700 words if written, or the equivalent in multimodal form.

The pitch should be a maximum of 2 minutes and presented in multimodal form.

Submitting materials for external assessment

External assessment materials for Stage 2 Business Innovation will be submitted using external assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

For more information see Online submission of materials.

​​​​​Assessment Type 3: Business Plan and Pitch

This assessment type is categorised as an investigation for operational purposes.

Investigation materials for Business Innovation are submitted online.

The teacher assesses each student's business plan and pitch and then submits all business plans and pitch's for the class to the SACE Board for external assessment.

Supervision and verification

Refer to Supervision and Verification of Students' Work Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB]. Teachers must use the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. These sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period.

A teacher who is unable to verify that a business plan and pitch, or part of a business plan and pitch, is the student's own work must submit a complete report of potential breach of rules [DOC 108KB] to the SACE Board, through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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