Business and industry


Business and industry subjects aim to skill students for rewarding careers within a productive, internationally competitive workforce.

Subjects offered in Business and industry are electives from Year 9 to 12.


Tutorials can be arranged with individual subject teachers depending on needs.

Certificate III, tutorials are available in each Wednesday from week 2 during terms, 2:45–4:00pm in the Library.

Subjects offered

The Senior Subject Book (PDF, 4.1MB) provides information on subjects offered in Year 11 and 12 for 2020, and describes the required prerequisites.

The Year 9 and 10 Subject Book (PDF, 3.5MB) provides information on subjects offered in Year 9 and 10.

Year levelSubjects offered
Years 7 and 8
  • No subjects offered
Years 9 and 10
  • Business Education
  • Food Technology and Design
  • Graphics (Year 9 only)
  • Industrial Technology and Design
Years 11 and 12

General subjects

  • Design

Applied subjects

  • Industrial Graphics Skills

Vocational education subjects

  • Automotive Vocational Preparation Certificate II
  • Business Certificate III
  • Construction Certificate II
  • Engineering certificate II & Resources and Infrastructure Certificate II (dual certificate)
  • Engineering Pathways Certificate II
  • Hospitality Certificate II
  • Kitchen Operations Certificate II
  • Tourism Certificate II


Subject​Term 1
​Term 2
​Term 3
​Term 4

Year 11 PDF, 530.71 KB)

Year 12 (PDF, 404.82 KB)

Economics and Business

Year 09 (PDF, 709.35 KB)​

Year 10 (PDF, 701.91 KB)

​Food Technology
Year 09 (PDF, 601.86 KB)

Year 10 (PDF, 605.47 KB)

Graphics and Design
Year 09 (PDF, 641.98 KB)

Year 10 (PDF, 624.26 KB)

​Industrial Graphics Skills
Year 11 (PDF, 478.35 KB)

Year 12 (PDF, 489.75 KB)

​Industrial Technology and Design
Year 09 (PDF, 574.93 KB)

Year 10 (PDF, 545.68 KB)

Activities and competitions

Business and industry offers real life experiences including the running and management of our school café and lawn mower service businesses.

Competitions and activities include:

  • World skills
  • Queensland Institute of Tourism awards
  • Queensland Vocational awards

More information can be found in school newsletters.

Why study business and industry?

Business and industry provides vocational excellence and training necessary to gain nationally recognised qualifications. Underpinning knowledge and skills common across many vocational sectors. The courses aims to give students meaningful skills in communication, teamwork, use of industry ready technology.

  • Business is a nationally recognised high-level qualification for students looking for employment across a large range of business environments. Business education is important for students in the later years of schooling as it is at this time they gain a degree of independence in accumulating and managing finances, make decisions about goods and services, and acquire legal rights and responsibilities as citizens.
  • Automotive is ideal for students who have an interest in mechanics and the workings/components of small motors. The automotive certificate focuses on developing knowledge, skills and safety aspects related to mechanics and small motors.
  • Building and construction offers students the opportunity to undertake a range of tasks within the context of the various sectors of the construction industry. Project-based activities are linked together in the context of projects that reflect workplace practices.
  • Engineering is offered in conjunction with the Trade Training Centre Program. This program engages the highest calibre students in a rigorous, high profile and rewarding training program that is valued and respected by industry.
  • Hospitality industry courses are the ideal subjects for students interested in a career in the hospitality, tourism and events industry. The course covers basic kitchen and service skills, industry expectations and gives a range of industry events assisting the greater local community. These courses will ready students for either full or part time employment in the hospitality industry.
  • Industrial graphics is an applied subject, which is only available to students undertaking the VET pathway. The course provides students with the knowledge and skills to be able to produce, read and interpret plans and drawings relevant to industrial operations. This specific subject develops the skills required for drafting in a range of contexts.
  • Design provides students with the skills to think critically and creatively when solving design problems. This course is broad, which allows students to choose their focus area of design, be it products, textiles, architecture or graphic design. Design will involve a majority of sketching and doing interactive research, obtaining information to influence human centred and commercial designs.

Contact details

Contact details for the Heads of Departments are listed under the contact us page.

Last reviewed 21 February 2020
Last updated 21 February 2020