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Introducing the curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum Economics and Business curriculum focuses on decision-making in relation to the allocation of resources. This curriculum covers Levels 5–10. 

The Economics and Business curriculum explores the ways in which individuals, families, the community, workers, businesses and governments make decisions in relation to the allocation of resources. It enables students to understand the process of economic and business decision-making at the personal, local, national, regional and global levels and the effects of these decisions on themselves and others, now and in the future. Students learn to appreciate the interdependence of decisions made and develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that will inform and encourage them to participate in, and contribute to, the economy.

In studying economics and business students will develop transferable skills that enable them to identify and investigate contemporary economic and business issues or events. They will apply economic and business reasoning and interpretation to solve problems and interpret issues and events. This will assist them to understand the behaviour of participants in the economy, business, society and the environment. Students will then be better placed, now and in their adult lives, to participate in economic and business activities actively and effectively. They learn how current decisions and actions will shape future consequences and are encouraged to think critically about probable and preferred futures. This will enable them to contribute to the development of prosperous, sustainable and equitable Australian and global economies, to secure their own financial wellbeing, and to face the future with optimism and confidence.

To view the Economics and Business curriculum, please visit the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website.


A PowerPoint presentation outlining the key components of the Economics and Business curriculum is available:

Introducing Economics and Business (pptx - 313.3kb)

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Megan Jeffery, Curriculum Manager
(03) 9032 1696​