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Learning objects Fish biz: cash flow and credit


Manage the stock and finances of a fish distribution company. Maximise profits after trading for three months. Check your bank balance and borrow money if needed. Pay bills and keep your customers satisfied. Order wholesale stock, take retail orders, deliver stock and issue invoices. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore the consequences of financial decisions and actions.
  • Students connect financial management with revenue and expenditure.
  • Students monitor and manage a bank account.
  • Students explore the usefulness and limitations of credit.
  • Students relate customer satisfaction to ordering processes and delivery completion.
Educational value
  • Illustrates the importance of data and planning in managing cash flow and inventory.
  • Introduces principles of managing cash flow and inventory control.
  • Simulates stock levels and cash flow of an established business.
  • Provides an account history and displays stock levels dynamically.
  • Includes an overdraft facility with interest calculated daily.
  • Includes an option to print a summary of business outcomes.
Year level


Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Data manipulation and interpretation
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning;
    • Auditory learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Paige Gibbs
    • Address: Balmain NSW 2041 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.