CPAP Study Guide to VCE Business Management

The CPAP Study Guide to VCE Business Management is a publication that is designed to supplement any senior VCE Business Management text. The new 8th edition is currently being revised by the author, John Mitchell, and will closely follow the 2023-2027 Study Design. The Study Guide will follow the same format as previous editions to include the key information students require to successfully complete the VCE Business Management Unit 3 and 4 course. The author will use his years of experience as a teacher, presenter and examination assessor to cover the key knowledge and skills in a way that focuses upon preparation for assessment tasks, in particular, the end of year examination. The 8th edition will include the latest ‘exam tips’ as well the inclusion of any new developments relating to theory/practice and/or interpretations of the new Study Design. The publication will also include an updated ‘Bonus End of Year Examination’, updated mini-exams relating to each area of study and revised ‘You be the Assessor’ sections that have proved to be popular for students preparing for assessment tasks throughout the year. Orders for this publication can be made by sending an email to CPAP with a school order number or alternatively visiting the CPAP sales section of the website in late November 2023.

The CPAP Study Guide to VCE Business Management includes:

  • regular exam tips highlighting ‘interpretation errors’ students should avoid in the examination, including the common mistakes made by students in recent examinations!;
  • a concise and easy to understand coverage of the course content;
  • ‘mini exams’ that follow each area of study (five in total), complete with suggested responses at the end of the book;
  • review questions throughout the publication;
  • extensive ‘up to date’ examination advice at the end of the Study Guide;
  • a bonus examination with downloadable answers; and
  • a new section following each area of study titled ‘You be the Assessor’ with analysis of sample responses

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About the author

John Mitchell is an experienced VCE Business Management teacher at St. Joseph’s College in Geelong. He holds Bachelor Degrees in Management and Applied Science from the University of Ballarat, as well as a Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne. Prior to teaching, John worked in the financial services industry, specialising in the provision of mortgage products, before transitioning to the education sector in 2004, where he has become a leader in the field of business education. John has continued to help students achieve their best in VCE Business Management. He assesses end of year examination papers on an annual basis and is an enthusiastic, engaging and experienced presenter at student lecture programs. In 2012 he introduced a flipped classroom to his VCE Business Management classes and presented the technique to teachers on many stages, including the annual Comview conference for Commerce teachers. He is the founder and creator of the popular website, which provides video lessons to enhance student understanding of the VCE Business Management course.