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Course Description

In a time when design-driven companies consistently outperform other stock market companies, Business Innovation foregrounds design thinking and assumption-based business planning tools to promote an iterative, human-centred approach to innovation and the transformation of business products, services, and processes.

This course is structured around two of the following three key areas:

  • Designing business
  • Sustaining business
  • Transforming business

The key areas are covered through the following contexts:

  • Innovation
  • Decision-making and project management
  • Financial literacy and information management
  • Global, local and digital perspectives

Fundamental business concepts and ideas taught will include:

  • The nature and structure of business
  • Sources of finance
  • Forms of ownership
  • Legal responsibilities and requirements

Assessment Type & Weighting

Business Model 30%
Business Skills 40%
Business Plan and Pitch 30%

Semester Offered

Full Year


Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.