ES000 - Enterprise Studies - Curriculum Levels 4–5

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What is Enterprise Studies?

In today’s world it’s important to be financially capable. Enterprise Studies develops ākonga ability to make informed and effective decisions about the personal use and management of money matters. To achieve this, ākonga need an understanding of their own and others’ values. Ākonga build knowledge and skills in managing money and income, setting goals and planning ahead. Being financially literate will enable them to keep more of the money they earn, do more with the money they spend, and empower them as consumers to make the right choices for themselves. It gives ākonga an understanding of how to manage their finances in the real world in order to avoid unnecessary risks and debt.

What this course involves

This course aims to help ākonga to become informed about financial matters. It teaches them to manage their earnings, savings, spending, debt and budget. It helps ākonga to set and prioritise their financial goals. They will understand that they have limited resources and, to fulfil their unlimited needs and wants, they need to make wise choices about how to manage their money.

This course also focuses on being enterprising by looking at successful entrepreneurs, being innovative, developing business plans, and taking and managing business risks. Throughout this course they will consider financial impacts on their personal life, their whānau and the wider community.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

No prior learning needed.