How to Study for VCE Business Management – The Three Common FAQs!

How to Study for VCE Business Management – The Three Common FAQs!

This article was written by Isabella, a VCE Business Management tutor. You can see more about Isabella’s tutoring services here.


  1. How do I study for Business Management?

Firstly, use the dot points of the study design to create your notes to ensure that you aren’t missing any concepts! Start to do practice questions throughout the year, not just when its exam time. In particular, look at areas in past exams where students didn’t do so well, read the assessors comments, and find out what the issue was and learn from it. Also, practice lots of 10 mark questions leading up into the exam so you understand the structure of how you will tackle it in the exam. Make sure to seek feedback from your teachers on these questions so you can better understand ways to improve them.

2. Are definitions important?

Yes! Where possible and reasonable, begin your answer to a question by defining the key term/s so you can impress the examiner and show them that you understand the content. Not only do definitions help you gain marks, but they make it easier to structure your answer by preventing yourself from going off track.

3. How do I structure my questions in business management?

Before starting to answer a question, you should firstly look at the task words in the question (i.e. distinguish, compare). It is important that you the meanings of these task words and the requirements of each word. Essentially, if you do not address the task words, you will most likely not be answering the question properly. Misunderstanding task words is a key area that prevents students from getting full marks. For most questions I would start with a definition of the key term/s. Finally, it is important that you link each answer to the question, especially if it is a case study. This can be as simple as mentioning the name of the organisation in the case study or providing specific examples in your question that relate to the case study if applicable.


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Important Read for VCE Legal Studies and VCE Business Management Students!

An important read for Legal and Business students

Legal Studies and Business Management Units 3/4 do not often classify as prerequisites for admission into university degrees however you will find that both these subjects provide a thorough introduction to core subjects in a Law or Business degree.

In Legal Studies Unit 3 Outcome 2 you will explore the Constitution on an introductory level. Some of the basic principles, sections and cases learnt in this Outcome such as s 109 and the Tasmanian Dams case will be analysed in more depth in university subjects like Australian Constitutional Law. In Business Management Unit 3 Outcome 2 you will explore management structures and styles that often find its way in various Management subjects in Business and Commerce degrees.

As Year 12 students, a high ATAR score may appear to be the ultimate goal, but there is more to your final year than this alone. Learning should remain with you in the long term and therefore the principles and ideas that you learn in such subjects will not only carry through in your tertiary education but also with life in a more general way.

Legal Studies provides you with a better appreciation of our legal and political system. The reasons why we vote our leaders into office become more apparent, including how our adversarial court system serves to provide fairness and equality for disputants. Business Management provides understanding of how to optimise efficiency, maintain motivation and better productivity in a work environment. Locke’s goal setting theory including the elements of a S.M.A.R.T goal is frequently used in various workplaces and thus studying these techniques now provides for better appreciation as they arise in your future career.

VCE may be daunting if all you see are homework tasks, practice SACs and exams. Instead, understand the value of content taught in subjects like Legal Studies and Business Management- you will be surprised how often they pop up in your daily life.


This guide was written by Lisa George, a VCE Legal Studies and Business Management Tutor at LearnMate. If you’re interested in her private tutoring services, please view her online profile here.


LearnMate is Australia’s leading tutoring agency offering private lessons in all primary & high school subjects including English, maths, science, humanities, foreign languages, and so much more. Our mission is simple: to provide professional, engaging and enthusiastic tutors to students, while also ensuring the student feels empowered and confident during their assessments! Ultimately, our goal is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true!

LearnMate provides you with tailored, one-on-one lessons for tutoring in a variety of suburbs in MelbourneSydneyGeelongBrisbaneHobartCanberraPerth & Adelaide! With hundreds of tutors on the LearnMate platform, you’re bound to find someone local for any primary or high school year level! You can choose to have lessons in-person or online – whatever is easiest for you!

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