Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

11 VCE Economics (11HEC1)

The Course

The focus of Unit 1 is on economics choices and consequences, specifically how a society organises itself to meet the needs and wants of its citizens. The focus of Unit 2 is on economic change, specifically the impact the changing nature of Australia’s population will have on economic growth and living standards.

Unit 1 Topics

• Markets in the Australian economy • Economic issues • Economic growth • Sustainable development • Creation and distribution of wealth and income • Inflation

Unit 2 Topics

• Population, employment and change • Global economic issues • International economic relations • Development economics • Economic globalisation

Learning and Assessment Activities

• an analysis of written, visual and statistical evidence • a folio of applied economic exercises • problem-solving tasks • a folio of annotated media commentaries using print or electronic materials; • a report of an investigation • case studies • a debate • an essay • a presentation (oral, multimedia, visual) • a web page • economic simulation activities • a test

These units lead to

Economist, accountant, bank officer, commodity trader, finance manager, hospital administrator, importer and exporter, industrial relations officer, investment analyst, investment banker, management consultant, market researcher, political scientist, retail buyer, statistician, stock broker, taxation agent, treasurer, urban and regional planner, valuer.

Special considerations

Before undertaking VCE Economics, you should have satisfactorily completed Year 10 Economics and demonstrated sufficient competency in all skill areas, or be prepared to complete catch-up work. You must undertake Unit 3 prior to undertaking Unit 4.

Costs involved

Materials required


For further information see...

Mr Adam

Study design link

VCAA VCE Economics Index Page