Jacaranda Economics and Business Alive

For the Victorian Curriculum

Written by practising teachers and passionate subject experts, the new Jacaranda Economics and Business Alive series includes a wealth of resources across multiple formats designed to spark students’ curiosity, build skills, and empower teachers to teach their class their way.

Unmatched teacher support – teachON

Practical teaching advice, teacher-led videos and lesson plans, designed to save time and provide inspiration and support for teachers.

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Economics and Business Alive VC (Aligned to curriculum)

Perfectly aligned to the curriculum

Complete coverage across the Economics and Business learning areas within the curriculum.

Thinking Big research projects

Thinking Big research projects for every topic provide opportunities for students to delve deeper, think creatively and work collaboratively.

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Unlock deep insights into performance

With learnON, Jacaranda’s immersive eBook, teachers can unlock deep insights into student and cohort performance.


Five new Victorian Humanities series

We have published a complete suite of Humanities resources, giving you the flexibility of a complete package or individual subjects – the choice is yours!

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  • Series Features

    The latest editions of the Jacaranda Economics and Business Alive VC series include these key features:

    • learnON – our most powerful digital learning platform
      • An immersive digital platform in which students and teachers are connected
      • Rich media to engage and inspire
      • Immediate, corrective feedback for students and an in-built testmaker for teachers to create assignments from a large pool of questions for immediate, spaced and mixed practice.
      • Results reported against skills and content allow unmatched visibility of students’ progress.
    • Thinking Big research projects – creative, imaginative, collaborative activities
    • SkillBuilders – Tell me, Show me, Let me do it!

  • Formats

    Jacaranda provides a range of format options to allow teachers to teach their class their way.


    learnON is our immersive and flexible digital learning platform.

    iPad app

    Trusted Jacaranda content available online and offline through the iPad app


    Downloadable PDFs available in the learnON platform

  • Authors

    Graeme Smithies
    Matt Richardson
    Angela Diamantopoulos
    Ben Smith
    Benjamin Rood
    Simon Phelan

  • Offers and complementary products


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    Jacaranda Bundle Offers

    Get Jacaranda Economics & Business Alive VC as part of the Jacaranda Digital Bundle (digital-only). This bundle provides trusted, high quality resources, at one low price to meet the unique needs of every Australian school.


See it for yourself! Get full teacher digital access for 90 days:

Jacaranda Economics and Business Alive VC series

The Jacaranda Economics and Business Alive Victorian Curriculum series is available in a digital-only format (learnON).

What are teachers saying about the Jacaranda Economics and Business Alive series?


    “Jacaranda is clearly written and covers all topics, skills and understandings thoroughly. The tasks also have a great range of resources to refer to and add breadth and depth to the material already included. It also allows for ease of differentiating tasks.”

    Teacher, Prospect High School


    “I like the multi-sensory approach to learning that Jacaranda offers. My students find the material interesting, engaging and challenging.”

    Curriculum Coordinator, Western Heights Secondary College