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Commerce: Inquiry and Skills Student Book with 1 x 26 month access code

By | Copyright Year:2020 | ISBN-13: 9780170443494

Commerce: Inquiry and Skills has been written to explicitly align with the new Commerce Years 7–10 syllabus in NSW and address the most recent changes in the economy, the law and the political arena.

All core and options topics are covered in detail, with an overarching focus on supporting student inquiry and skills-development. The text develops the knowledge and skills students need to research and develop solutions to consumer, financial, economic, business, legal, political and employment issues, and make informed decisions.

A diverse range of contemporary case studies and Spotlight boxes have been included to ground student knowledge in real-life contexts and spark engagement.

Extensive digital resources are designed to help teachers implement the course and engage students, offering the complete Commerce solution!
NelsonNet resources available*:
Teacher Resources
• Chapter PDFs
• Worksheets and activities with answers
• Useful weblinks
• Teaching programs
• Scope and sequence
• Syllabus mapping
• Exemplar assessment tasks
• Guide to developing a school-based option
Student Resources
• Worksheets and activities
• Useful weblinks

*Complimentary access to NelsonNet is available to teachers who use the accompanying student book as a core resource in their classroom. Contact your local education consultant for access codes and conditions.


1 Consumer and financial decisions
2 The economic and business environment
3 Employment and work futures
4 Law, society and political involvement
5 Our economy
6 Investing
7 Promoting and selling
8 Running a business
9 Law in action
10 Travel
11 Towards independence


Grant Kleeman is a highly experienced author and educator, having been involved in the publication of this text since the first edition of (Farr Books, 2004). He has authored a multitude of other successful secondary textbooks.

Anastasia Zarkos has worked across both public and private sectors of education. She has been a secondary HSIE and Commerce teacher, but also has experience as a senior administrator, researcher and consultant in education.

David Hamper is an experienced HSIE teacher and has authored numerous textbooks. He is currently the Deputy Principal of Malek Fahd Islamic School. David also holds numerous positions in the tertiary education sector.

Judy Adnum is in Education at Newcastle University and specialises in Indigenous and cross-cultural studies. She is passionate about incorporating this knowledge into valuable teaching resources for students.


Focus statements, ‘Understanding the text’ questions and activities help to scaffold student learning and apply concepts.

Focus statements, questions and activities in each chapter help to scaffold student learning, solidify knowledge and apply concepts.

Links each topic to wider implications and the impact of law, politics and society on Commerce in Australia.

Spotlight boxes contain relevant and contemporary case studies to provide real-life examples of important concepts.

Clear presentation of detailed and engaging content, suitable for a wide range of abilities.

Wealth of stimulus material including photos, diagrams and graphs support student learning and skills-development.