Activity Introduction

Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Economics and Business.

Year Levels: 9.

Topics: Enterprise learning.

Teaching Time: 60 mins.

Quick summary: 

Lesson five of five. Students will share ideas for their social enterprise before completing a SWOT analysis of each idea. Once the students have settled on their social enterprise idea, they will create a business plan and begin their social enterprise journey in earnest!

Learning intentions: 

  • Students will generate ideas for their social enterprise
  • Students will perform SWOT analyses of their enterprise ideas
  • Students create a business plan for their social enterprise.

21st century skills: 

Team Work Social SkillsEmpathyCommunicating

Australian Curriculum Mapping

This unit of lessons is intended to focus on many of the General Capabilities of the curriculum. There are many elements of the curriculum that can be overlaid into these lessons with minor modifications on the part of the teacher. For a full breakdown of the General Capabilities used and the curriculum links that can be drawn into each lesson, click here.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Creating a Social Enterprise.

Time required: 75+ mins. See Teacher Content Information in the lesson for more information.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.

Resources required:

Keywords: entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social entrepreneur, social entrepreneurship, social issues, business, entrepreneurship education, Social Enterprise Schools, Social Enterprise Academy, teamwork, group work, team, leadership, business, business plan, SWOT analysis

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.


Cool would like to thank Social Enterprise Academy for supporting the development of these lessons.


Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will...

  • ... generate ideas for their social enterprise
  • ... perform SWOT analyses of their enterprise ideas
  • ... create a business plan for their social enterprise.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • ... complete a SWOT analysis as a tool for assessing the overall strength of an enterprise idea
  • ... complete a business plan.

Teacher content information:

Coming out of the last lesson, students will have a number of different ideas for their social enterprise. This stage is all about providing them with the tools to help analyse these ideas, and identify which ones hold the most promise moving forward. Creating a business plan is essential to the successful creation and running of a social enterprise, be sure to give students a lot of time to complete the business plan, even working on it at home or using a separate lesson to complete it.

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