The three aligned commerce subjects ~ ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS STUDIES and ECONOMICS ~ have their own pages in this wikispace. Click on the tabs on the right to access these.

This page will be used for general information and links of interest to all commerce teachers. If you have a resource you'd like to share with the community, please contact one of us by email.

The commerce pages are maintained by the three Social Science (Commerce) facilitators, currently employed on Ministry of Education contracts. Our details are on the front page of this wiki.

NZ Commerce and Economics Teachers Association (CETA)

NZQA is on Facebook

Search for the following groups, click "like" and you will be sent updates such as clarification documents.
NZQA Accounting
NZQA Business Studies
NZQA Economics

Recent newsletters from Commerce Facilitators

Northern Region, Sue McVeigh

Central North, Social Science team

For information about creating and managing your own wikispace, and for loads of other links around e-learning, follow this great link.


Helen Panayiodou from Team Solutions has prepared two useful documents which distill and expand on the work by Carol Ann Tomlinson.


The following is a summary of the academic language required of our students for achievement standards. You will see that even at Level 1 our students need to be able to explain, justify arguments and integrate their subject knowledge with resource material. The second page of the document defines aspects of academic language.

Literacy presentation to CETA Auckland

Generic literacy tools

Culturally responsive pedagogy

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Another resource in the Building Conceptual Understanding Series titled "Taking Part in Economic Communities" was released in mid-November. Copies should be in your schools. This financial literacy resource has been written for curriculum levels 2-5 (up to year 10) so should have useful application to junior Business Studies programmes, as well as ideas for Level 1 Accounting. The file is too large to download onto this wiki. You can access a digital copy of this booklet by clicking on the Social Sciences Online link on the right, and clicking on the title in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

Social Sciences Online

Financial Literacy Hub

A rich source of financial literacy resources suitable for junior Business Studies courses, aspects of Accounting, the Economic World strand, or senior Financial Management type courses. This great site is hosted by the Commision for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income.
Financial Literacy Hub