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Business communications and technologies

 

BCT is an Authority subject which contributes both to OP eligibility and provides 4 credits towards the QCE if a Sound level of achievement is attained at the completion of year 12.   BCT is designed to equip students with the ability to communicate effectively and interact confidently within business environments.
 
Year 10 BCT - not on offer in 2016
 
Term
Area of Study
Weeks
Assessment Technique
Assessment Conditions
1
Fundamentals of typing, file management, ergonomics, print enhancements, alignment, spacing, manuscript signs, proofreading, graphics
2
Instrument 1
Supervised exam
Supervised;
1 x 55 minute lesson
Circulars, memos, faxes and templates
3
Business letters
3
2
Mail merges – letters, memos
2
Instrument 2
Supervised exam
Supervised;
1 x 55 minute lesson
 
Communication - faxes, emails
2
Communication styles, listening and questioning techniques, messages, client relations
4
3
Integrated project - word processing, spreadsheeting, database, desktop publishing
8
Instrument 3
Assignment
6 weeks
(in class time used)
4
Travel
4
Instrument 4
Exam
Supervised;
2 x 55 minute lessons
International business
4
 
Year 11 and 12 BCT - year 11 not on offer in 2016
 
 
Sem.
Topic No.
Topic of Study and Context
Assessment Technique
1
1
Business Environments – Travel –  Unit Plan
Supervised written
60 – 90 mins
 
2
Managing People -Travel - Unit Plan
Extended written response
600 – 1000 words
 
2
7
Managing Workplace Information - Health & Wellbeing - Unit Plan
Multimodal research response  3 – 5 mins
 
3
Industrial Relations - Health & Wellbeing - Unit Plan
Supervised written
60 – 90 mins
 
3
4
International Business - Events Management – Term 1 Unit Plan
Written research response
1000 – 1500 words
5 – 7 mins
6
Organisation and Work Teams
Context: Events Management - Term 2 Unit Plan
Supervised written
90 – 120 mins
 
4
9
Social Media - Retail - Term 3 Unit Plan
Extended response
5 – 7 mins
5
Workplace Health, Safety and Sustainability - Retail - Term 4 Unit Plan
Supervised written
90 – 120 mins