Useful Business Studies website links

Bullseye Business Studies Poster

This poster shows occupations related to the learning area of Business Studies.

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National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards (NES) are 10 minimum employment entitlements that have to be provided to all employees.

SBS TV Program - "Small Business Secrets"

Small Business Secrets is a weekly SBS program shining a light on the small business owners and innovators playing a vital role in Australia’s economic growth. Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 97% of Australian businesses, making them the backbone of the Australian economy. The program uses case studies to offer tips and insights into the roller-coaster of conceiving and running a small business.

Resource for your Business Studies or Commerce class? TV viewing homework for your students?

>> Episodes available online

>> "Small Business Secrets" classroom resources mapping great stories from the TV series to the Australian Economics and Business curriculum. The "Small Business Secrets" Teacher Notes are structured around ten short clips from the "Small Business Secrets" television series.  The Key Learning Area (KLA) covered by this resource is Economics and Business for Years 7 – 10 as set out in the Australian Curriculum. This resource also contains case studies and related activities for Years 11 and 12 that can be adapted to suit the various subjects offered to senior students in different states and territories. 

Australian Taxation Office Education Zone

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has a schools education program offers a range of resources to help you teach tax and learn about tax and superannuation.

Tax Super + You is a free online teaching resource that is aligned to the Australian Curriculum. It is a complete learning management system, which includes fun, animated, visual and interactive elements designed to appeal to students. Topics include:

  • an introduction to the tax and super systems
  • why you need a tax file number (TFN) and how to get one
  • preparing to enter the workforce or study
  • how to complete tax returns
  • an overview of business tax
  • an overview of superannuation.

You can also request an in-school presentation or interactive webinar. ATO staff can conduct free presentations for students and teachers on a range of tax and super topics.

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Academic and Professional Speakers in Schools

Academics and professionals from Western Sydney University are available to speak in schools or to school groups free of charge. Many are leaders in their fields. This program gives teachers opportunities to extend and enhance their students' learning and educational aspirations, whilst increasing their own knowledge.

Check out the register for information on each speaker's area of expertise, sample topics, suggested audiences and estimated presentation times.

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>> To book a speaker download this form or book online

If you have any questions about the program, please email schoolsengagement@westernsydney.edu.au. Do NOT contact the speakers directly. This helps Western Sydney University  effectively organise and track use of the register.