Somerville Secondary College

Build a Business

Featured Learning AreaHumanities – Economics, Civics & Citizenship
Additional Learning AreasEnglish, Maths
Learning Capabilities DevelopedCritical/Creative Thinking


Have you ever wanted to open your own business? Start a side hustle? Make some money on the side in a non-traditional job? Then join us in Humanities and learn how you can build your own successful business!

This subject aims to help all students develop their enterprise skills and then practically apply them to a business idea. Students will begin by learning some business basics, such as the wide variety of self-employment options that exist in modern Australia, and then focus their attention on how to build a successful business plan. The course will also cover how to effectively market and manage a business once it is running, which includes looking at required financial skills.

This subject is idea for students who want to one day run their own businesses, set up as a contractor, or be self-employed. It also helps students to develop skills for VCAL or VCE Business Management.