Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960558

Recommended Prior Learning

None. This course is open entry

Business Studies is all about how businesses work in theory and in practice. 

This year learners will create, plan and run their own business during a one-off Market Day here at Whangaparāoa College. Learners will study the internal features of a small business and see how these same features relate to a larger business when they complete a trip to Rainbows End toward the end of the year. 

Topics Covered: 

- Apply the marketing mix to a new or existing product 

- Carry out and review a product-based business activity within a classroom context with direction

Learning Areas:


Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.

Career Pathways

Sales Representative, Accountant, Auditor, Finance Manager, Receptionist, Advertising Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Retail Manager, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Bank Worker, Farmer/Farm Manager, Property Manager, Buyer, Contact Centre Worker, Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Insurance Claims Officer, Communications Professional, Event Manager

Course Costs and Equipment

$60 Rainbow’s End trip. (Travel, entrance and interview with HR department)
(Prices are subject to change, based on class numbers and current costs)


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.