Economics and Business 7-10 / Year 10 / Skills / Communicating

Curriculum content descriptions

create descriptions, explanations and arguments, using economic and business knowledge, concepts and terms that incorporate and acknowledge and research findings (AC9HE10S05)

  • presenting a description or explanation that orients the audience; for example, peers or representatives of businesses, to the issue, using relevant economic and business concepts and terms such as “economic indicators”, “government intervention”, “fiscal policy”, “standard of living”, “economic performance”, “federal Budget”, “productivity”, “organisational structures”, “workforce management”, “superannuation”, “interdependence”, “trade”, “comparative advantage”, “globalisation”, “supply chain” and “insurance”
  • explaining decisions and conclusions about a business issue, supported by reasons and representations of data in a range of formats; for example, financial statements or information sheet and research in appropriate formats, such as reports and webpages
  • presenting an argument for a proposal for action in response to an economic or business issue, applying tone appropriate to purpose; for example, using an authoritative tone when presenting an argument and making predictions about impacts, and audience; for example, a business manager or entrepreneur
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Referencing,  Data representation,  Word meanings,  Creating texts


Work sample Year 10 Economics and Business: Business improvement processes

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 10 Economics and Business. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...


Australia's Trade through Time

Using an interactive timeline created by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides 12 series of learning experiences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian trade from 1900 to the present day. Students study videos, tables, images and texts in order ...


Trade and Investment at a Glance

Using an illustrated report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides ten learning sequences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian imports and exports. Students: identify Australia's major exports and imports; investigate international trade ...


Farm Diaries: producer video

This is a video about pig production at the Tintinara property of the Mount Boothby Pastoral Company in South Australia. Pigs at various stages are shown, including nursing piglets, weaned piglets weighing between 7 and 10k, and pigs close to a live weight of 100k. Pig producer Alastair Johnson gives statistics about the ...


From Citrus to almonds

This is a unit of work about the Australian almond industry. It contains a inquiry sequence that includes: background on the almond industry, a short case study of an Australian almond orchard that has transitioned from citrus to almonds; an data analysis activity exploring the growth of the Australian almond industry and ...


The Conversation - sustainability collection

This is a series of short journalistic articles written by academic experts and researchers that provide facts, commentary, and independent analysis about sustainability. The articles support student investigations and in-depth studies of issues related to sustainability in geography and English. The collection is regularly ...


Renewable sources of energy

This is a worksheet consisting of a blank data table designed for students to record information resulting from their research into renewable energy resources. It specifies the types of energy resources to be investigated and suggests topics for research focus.