Business and Information Technology


About our curriculum direction   

 The Australian Curriculum has shaped a journey of rapid development of both junior and senior programs in all Business and Information Technology subjects. Opportunities for practical knowledge, understanding and skills for use, participation and work in and on a range of contexts across both faculties, have shaped both our current and future curriculum offerings. 
The business sector is estimated to employ over 2 million Australians and is growing at the rate of approximately 5% each year, and this brings exciting and challenging career opportunities to the business and information technology sectors across a range of broad business contexts and CHSHS aims to develop student capacity via our Business, Accounting and Information Technology offerings at both junior and senior levels.
As our society is changing so too does our Curriculum and 2020 is seeing adaptations of our programs to align with developments of the Australian Curriculum and Queensland implementation of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) process.
Studies in Business and Information Technology provide foundation skills for not only general life skills and employment, but also skills useful in University and TAFE courses of study. We offer subjects for OP, Non OP, and Certificate courses.
On behalf of staff in Business and Information Technology faculties, we look forward to assisting your young people with their academic development, skills and experience.
Kindest regards
Melissa Rohde-Bidgood


Year 7 Digital Technologies

Digital Technology is designed to build on computational concepts, skills and processes learned in primary school to create designed solutions. Students will use a range of technologies to communicate, generate and clarify ideas using various types of software, to identify sequences and steps involved in design tasks.

Year 9 & 10 Economics and Business

Builds on students' understanding of the world of business and the economy, exploring concepts of personal finance, investing and the global economy. Students also run a business venture in Year 10 as an amalgamation of their learned knowledge of how a business works in our local economy.

Year 9 & 10 Digital Technologies

Builds on computational concepts, skills and processes learned in Year 7. Students develop more detailed management plans incorporating sequenced time, algorithms (programming) and design briefs. A variety of software is utilized.

Year 11 & 12 Accounting

Provides background for tertiary studies in Accounting - foundation of Business and numerous other degrees. It provides an understanding of procedures and financial reports as well as background for wise investment opportunities.

Year 11 & 12 Business

Provides opportunities for students to develop business knowledge and skills to contribute meaningfully to society, the workforce and the marketplace and prepares them as potential employees, employers, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs.

Year 11 & 12 Digital Solutions

Digital Solutions enables students to learn about algorithms, computer languages and user interfaces through generating digital solutions to problems. Students engage with data, information and applications to create digital solutions that filter and present data in timely and efficient ways while understanding the need to encrypt and protect data.

Year 11 & 12 Information and Communication Technology

Focuses on the knowledge, understanding and skills related to engagement with information and communication technology through a variety of elective context derived from work, study and leisure environments.

Year 11 & 12 Certificate II in Business

Prepares students to perform routine administrative tasks and demonstrate the fundamental operational knowledge and skills of industry standard administrative practice.


Faculty Directory

Jonathan Andress

7 & 10 Digital Technologies

11 Digital Solutions

12 Information & Communication Technology

Kym Croughan7 Digital Technologies
John Harman

9 Digital Technologies

12 Digital Solutions

Hannah Maughan

7 Digital Technologies

10 Economics & Business

11 Business

David McMillan

9 Economics & Business

11 Accounting

Kasey Patikura

7 Digital Technologies

10 Economics & Business

11 Certificate II in Business

12 Business

Melissa Rohde-Bidgood (HOD)

9 Economics & Business

12 Certificate II in Business

Matthew Russell

7 Digital Technologies

11 Information & Communication Technology

Last reviewed 10 August 2020
Last updated 10 August 2020