Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Business Management

FOR THE VCAA STUDY DESIGN (2023-2027) UNITS 1-4

Everything you need for your students to succeed.

The best Business Management series for the new VCE Study Design. Developed by expert Victorian teachers for, VCE students.  

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    Get exam ready: past VCAA exam questions (all since 2013)

    Students can start preparing from lesson one, with past VCAA exam questions embedded in every lesson.

    Practice, customisable SACs available for all Units to build student competence and confidence.

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    Learn online with Australia’s most powerful learning platform, learnON

    Be confident your students can get unstuck and progress, in class or at home. For every question online they receive immediate feedback. Teacher-led videos to learn and re-learn. Instant reports make tracking progress simple. 

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    Combine units flexibly with the Jacaranda Supercourse

    An Australian first, build the course you’ve always wanted with the Jacaranda Supercourse. You can combine Units 1 4 in one title, so students can move backwards and forwards freely.  

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Titles in this series

Table of contents

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Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Business Management Units 1 & 2 7e

Topic 1: The business idea
Topic 2: Internal business environment and planning
Topic 3: External business environment and planning
Topic 4: Legal requirements and financial considerations
Topic 5: Marketing a business
Topic 6: Staffing a business

Digital

Title: JACARANDA KEY CONCEPTS IN VCE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT UNITS 1 & 2 7E LEARNON
ISBN: 9781119884576
Publication Date: 2022
RRP: $50.00

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Digital + Print

Title: JACARANDA KEY CONCEPTS IN VCE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT UNITS 1 & 2 7E LEARNON + PRINT
ISBN: 9781119884620
Publication Date: 2022
RRP: $80.00
($50 plus an additional $30 for print)

The best of both worlds! Get full access to learnON and the printed textbook. The learnON access code is printed on the inside of your textbook; this code will not be emailed to you. 

Table of contents

To view content, simply click on the chapter link in blue and the PDF will open up.

Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Business Management Units 3 & 4 7e

Topic 1: Business foundations
Topic 2: Human resource management
Topic 3: Operations management
Topic 4: Reviewing performance – the need for change
Topic 5: Implementing change

Digital

Title: JACARANDA KEY CONCEPTS IN VCE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT UNITS 3 & 4 7E LEARNON
ISBN: 9781119884668
Publication Date: 2022
RRP: $50.00

learnON is Jacaranda’s online immersive, multi-modal course for students and teachers with powerful analytics and much more. The learnON code (valid for one year) will be emailed to you.

Digital + Print

Title: JACARANDA KEY CONCEPTS IN VCE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT UNITS 3 & 4 7E LEARNON + PRINT
ISBN: 9781119884712
Publication Date: 2022
RRP: $80.00
($50 plus an additional $30 for print)

The best of both worlds! Get full access to learnON and the printed textbook. The learnON access code is printed on the inside of your textbook; this code will not be emailed to you. 

  • Series features

    • Tried, tested and trusted. The NEW Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Business Management series continues to deliver curriculum-aligned material that caters to students of all abilities. 
    • A team of practising teachers and assessors, led by Simon Phelan and Matthew Richardson, ensures 100% coverage of the new VCE Business Management Study Design (2023-2027). 
    • Access targeted questions sets including all relevant past VCAA exam questions since 2013. Ensure assessment preparedness with practice SACs for all Areas of Study. 
    • New! Focused contemporary case studies help students recall real-world examples in their assessments.
    • New! Teacher-led videos that unpack complex concepts and explain VCAA exam questions to help fill learning gaps left after the COVID-19 disruptions. 
    • Access the entire course anywhere, anytime, all in learnON:
      • Trusted content brought to life with embedded videos, interactivities and banks of digital resources.
      • Immediate feedback to help students get unstuck, with access to sample responses (online and offline).
      • A testmaker where you can create custom tests from the complete bank of 1,000s of questions (including past VCAA exam questions).
      • Data analytics and instant reports provide data driven insights into performance across the entire course.
      • Enhanced teacher support, including work programs, curriculum grids, quarantined tests and SACs complete with worked solutions and marking rubrics.
      • And much more! 

  • Authors

    Matthew Richardson

    Matt Richardson is a senior Commerce teacher at Ballarat High School with over 20 years’ experience teaching Business Management. Matt has held positions of responsibility with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) as a review panel member on the Business Management study design and as an examination vetter on the Business Management exam panel. He has presented professional development sessions for Victorian Commerce Teachers Association (VCTA) for Business Management teachers and has contributed articles to the VCTA journal Compak. Matt facilitates student revision and exam preparation lectures and is a prolific writer of assessment materials for Business Management.

    Graeme Smithies

    Graeme Smithies has over 45 years’ experience in secondary education in Victoria. During that time he has taught Legal Studies, Business Management, Economics, English, History and a variety of other Humanities and Commerce subjects. He spent over 19 years in assistant principal and principal positions in government secondary schools. He has created
    a range of educational resources for VCE Commerce subjects, as well as the Years 7–10 National Curriculum learning areas of Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, and History.

    Vlad Dumovic

    Vladimir Dumovic is a Business and Economics teacher at Dandenong High School. He has authored a range of secondary school textbooks in the Business, Economics, Civics and Citizenship subject areas. Vladimir brings to his teaching and writing a passion for learning as well as industry experience from his previous job as an accountant.

    Stephen Chapman

    Stephen Chapman is an active teacher, author, HSC marker and consultant, with 28 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and head teacher. He has authored/co-authored 24 textbooks in the areas of Commerce, Business Studies and Economics. He has won awards for teaching excellence and pedagogical writings, as well as a Commonwealth Parliamentary Teaching Fellowship. As a consultant, he works with schools to develop teaching programs and educational resources.

    Helena Rabenda

    Simon Phelan

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