Economics and business / Year 7 / Economics and Business Knowledge and Understanding

Curriculum content descriptions

Why individuals work, types of work and how people derive an income (ACHEK020)

Elaborations
  • investigating the contribution that work can make to an individual (for example, earning an income, contributing to an individual’s self-esteem, contributing to the community, material and non-material living standards and happiness)
  • exploring different types of work such as full-time, part-time, casual, at home, paid, unpaid, unrecognised, volunteer
  • investigating alternative sources of income such as through owning a business, being a shareholder, providing a rental service
  • discussing the ways people who have retired from employment earn an income (for example, age pension, superannuation and private savings)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Work (Labour),  Income

Video

What do authors do besides writing – they farm truffles?

This is a video about author and farmer SD Gentill and how she combines writing with growing black truffles. It consists of an interview in which she answers questions posed by Will, a young boy. To a background of scenes from her Snowy Mountains farm and a Brisbane restaurant she supplies, Gentill explains how truffles ...

Video

Role models videos

Indigenous role models share their stories and experiences of work, training and the need for learning through over 220 video clips They explore ideas around work culture including core employability skills such as communication, teamwork, enterprise and problem solving, as well as the value of literacy and numeracy in ...

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My Five Cents: Why investing can be risky

Planning to get rich quick by investing one day? Before you jump in, let Gen Fricker explain some of the risks involved with different types of investments. Then test yourself with ASIC MoneySmart's "Things to think about" classroom exercises.  

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Bees and Berries a great combination

This is a video about part-time farmer Jeff Kynaston and how he produces and sells berry and honey products. It shows scenes of his work as he tells of his satisfaction in growing boysenberries, raspberries and blackberries; picking the berries only when they are fully ripe; selling them within two days of harvest at farmers' ...

Interactive

PreVET

The PreVet program is designed for students in the middle years and explores ideas around work culture and the value of literacy and numeracy in working life. It is a vast, multi-layered website providing student and teacher resources promoting job pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people in remote northern ...

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IConnect Electrician supports Agribusiness in Tasmania

This is a short clip in which electrical contractor, Luke, describes his job working as an electrician specialising in agricultural irrigation. Luke describes his path to his current job, beginning with an apprenticeship in the family business, and also explains what he enjoys about his job and the benefits of working in ...

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Cascades Nursery - focus on growing trees

This is a video about tree grower Mandy McCorkindale and how she and her husband propagate, grow and sell 300 different trees at Cascades Nursery at Batlow, New South Wales. It shows footage of their activities in various parts of the nursery as she outlines the advantages of buying advanced trees that have been hardened ...

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Rugby Farms vegetable farm - different roles of employees

This is a short clip about a large business producing vegetables in Stanthorpe, Queensland for local and international markets. In this clip, a business manager describes the size of the business in terms of number of employees and physical area. It also shows three employees, a staff trainer, an agronomist and a boiler ...

Online

Untold education project: The invisible farmer

Invisible Farmer is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. The project collects oral histories of women by creating interview-based video content. This website provides videos ,interview questions and suggestions to support teachers to guide students to create their own multimodal stories of women on the land.

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How does income tax work?

Gen Fricker makes income tax interesting! Learn about income tax - what it is, how it works and when you have to pay it. Easy-peasy! Then test yourself with ASIC Moneysmart's "Things to think about" classroom exercises.

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Becoming a Wine Maker

This is a short clip in which a winemaker describes his job and industry including some of his daily tasks, the location of the winery in south-east Queensland’s Granite Belt Region, and the role of that winemaking plays in the agrifoods industry. The winemaker, Peter, works at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism and ...

Text

Cotton Australia fact sheets

This library provides a series of one to two page fact sheets on a range of topics related to the Australian cotton industry including: an overview of the industry, history of the cotton industry in Australia and in the world; economics of Australian cotton; biotechnology; climate challenges and cotton; properties of cotton ...

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My Five Cents: What is opportunity cost?

What is the true cost of buying something? Gen Fricker explains that it's more than just money. Learn about opportunity cost - what it is, why it's a helpful tool and when to use it. Simple! Then test yourself with ASIC MoneySmart's "Things to think about" classroom exercises.  

Online

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 ...

Online

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 ...

Online

IP in everyday life

This is an interactive resource about products that exist in everyday life that have protected intellectual property. The resource is presented as a timeline of one day, beginning at breakfast in the morning through until night. Interactive images appear as the mouse scrolls across the timeline. These images are linked ...

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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 ...

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Gilmore Braes Heritage Beef: creating a 'niche market' farming ancient breeds of cattle

This is a video about how Batlow farmers Ian and Mandy McCorkindale produce and market meat from Scottish Highland and Welsh Black cattle. It shows scenes of the cattle on the farm and meat being prepared in the butchery as Ian McCorkindale describes the process, value and rewards of marketing their beef directly to the ...

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Prawn Farming

This is a short clip in which Gold Coast prawn farner, Nick Moore, describes the prawn farming industry, the business he manages, and the high standards of the Australian industry. Nick, explains why this business is more like agricultural farming than fishing and how his qualifications and experience more closely match ...

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Growing exotic fruit - a niche market enterprise

This is a video(3:15 min) about John and Lyndall Piccone’s exotic fruit orchard at Tyagarah in New South Wales. The resource describes how the property produces more than 200 different tropical and sub-tropical fruits with the harvest beginning in early spring. Successive harvests serve to maintain customer interest in ...