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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.


What is an indicator?

  • Collaborates with peers to brainstorm ideas of a suitable product to take to market.
  • Accepts roles and responsibilities in a business activity.
  • Seeks and accepts critical feedback.
  • Reflects on own practice.
  • Engages with a business mentor.

Context elaborations

Level 6 learning objectives are explored within the context of a small-to-medium business with up to 20 employees, of local or community significance (or focus), and connected to students’ lives; for example, a local farm, tourist operator, retail outlet, franchise, or early childcare centre.

To read why using such contexts are good teaching practice, see the connection mechanism.

Contexts will allow students to:

  • develop and carry out a business plan for a product-based business, within a safe environment such as a classroom/akomanga or department/tari/faculty.

Product-based business activity

A one-off business activity with teacher direction.

Business knowledge and concepts are can be applied to develop a business plan, which includes an executive summary, an introduction, business goals, marketing, human resources, finance, and operations.

The planned business is then carried out, the process reviewed, and recommendations for future improvements given.

Business themes

See: Business themes - level 6

Related Māori concepts

Māori concepts that relate to this achievement standard include:

  • tikanga
  • pūtake
  • tūranga
  • kaitiakitanga
  • rangatiratanga.

See also:

Assessment for qualifications

Learning in relation to this learning objective can be assessed using this achievement standard.

See: Achievement grades at level 1

Last updated July 11, 2012