The Commerce Department introduces students in the junior school to Enterprise Education and Financial Literacy These courses teach students to become financially capable and have a basic knowledge and understanding of budgeting, how to use credit effectively and make informed and effective financial decisions. Economics is offered as an option subject from Year 9 to Level 3 NCEA, and Accounting from Year 10 to Level 3 NCEA. Both Economics and Accounting are university entrance subjects giving students an excellent background to Commerce related tertiary courses.
The Accounting course aims to produce financially literate individuals who can prepare and analyse financial information and use it to assist in making informed financial decisions. Accounting measures, records and interprets financial and non financial information about an entity to enable them to make informed financial decisions
Economics is a social science involving the study of people and their activities relating to production, consumption and exchange. The study covers the behaviour of individual, their work decisions and what to produce where to locate and how to market, and the activities of government. An understanding of Economics plays a large part in the decision making process in society.
Business Management is offered as an option course at Levels 2 and 3. This is a Unit Standard course that offers students the opportunity to learn skills when working in a customer service environment and to develop business and operational skills. Communication, teamwork, problem solving and self- management are key skills learnt in this course of study.
Courses in this Learning Area
Accountant, Accounts Officer, Actuary, Administration Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Customs/Freight Broker, Operator/Transcriptionist Debt Collector, Energy Auditor, Farmer/Farm Manager, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Health Services Manager, Hotel/Motel Manager, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Insurance, Insurance Agent, Loss Adjuster, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Mortgage Broker, Office Manager, Office Manager, Payroll Officer, Personal Assistant, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Real Estate Agent, Receptionist, Records Adviser, Sales and Marketing, Secretary, Tertiary Lecturer,