L1 Business Innovation - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Kapa

L1 Business Innovation - 100% Helensville Made - Semester A

This course can be taken in SEMESTER  A  OR  B but NOT both

Why study Business Innovation?

Watch L1 Business Innovation Explained 

Students should take this course if they enjoy working in teams and are innovative thinkers. Students will be given a community focus or issue to then plan, make and market a product idea, ready for sale at school and at local markets. But wait, there’s more! Students will bank any profit they make.

Learning Objective 6.2 

Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:  plan, carry out, and then review a one-off business activity, basing recommendations for the future on market feedback.


L1 Key Business Concept:  Enterprise and Economic Sustainability 

L1 Key Business Value:  Innovation, Inquiry and Curiosity/Whakawhiti Whakaaro

L1 Key Business Skills:  Planning and Production

Business Innovation contributes to the development of a culture of enterprise in New Zealand and supports our efforts to improve economic and community well-being. Business Innovation covers four themes across Level 1, 2, 3 they are:  

  • Enterprise
  • Globalisation
  • Citizenship
  • Sustainability

Learning Context:

Students will be learning L1 business concepts through the experience of planning and making a sustainable product - 100% Helensville Made.

Source:  http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Social-sciences/Business-studies/Learning-programme-design


L2 Business Innovation - Semester A, L2 Business Innovation - Semester B

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Chromebook/Laptop per School's BYOD policy

Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Team players should apply.  Students will be expected to complete a shared written report together as well as sell their product at Market Day together.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90840 v3 Business Studies 1.4 - Apply the marketing mix to a new or existing product
A.S. 90842 v2 Business Studies 1.6 - Carry out and review a product-based business activity within a classroom context with direction
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

Financial Advisor, Retailing, Sales, Accountant, Banking, Management, Government Departments, Economist, Analyst, Researcher, Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager, Banker, Advertising, Sports Marketer, Events Manager, Teacher, Small Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Product Manager, Product Development, Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment Manager, Entrepreneur

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Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.