Business Studies Level 1

Business Studies intends to help build an enterprising culture in New Zealand through a focus on knowledge of business and on applying that knowledge in a range of business contexts. At Level 1 the course focuses on small New Zealand businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

Level 1 Business Studies (Full Year) (L1BUSSF)

This course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of how small businesses operate in New Zealand.
It covers business planning, marketing, human resource management, and gives an insight into the internal features and external factors that influence a small business.

FURTHER STUDY: L2 Business Studies

Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment Opportunities Offered
90840 1 3 L1 Lit Business Studies 1.4 – Apply the marketing mix to a new or existing product Assignment
90841 1 3 L1 Lit Business Studies 1.5 – Investigate aspects of human resource processes in a business Assignment
90842 1 6 L1 Lit Business Studies 1.6 – Carry out and review a product-based business activity within a classroom context with direction Assignment
90837 1 4 L1 Lit Business Studies 1.1 – Demonstrate an understanding of internal features of a small business Exam External
90838 1 4 L1 Lit Business Studies 1.2 – Demonstrate an understanding of external factors influencing a small business Exam External


Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important that students use this as tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries