Business and Marketing


Simulated Business

Simulated BusinessA TAFE SA Simulated Business exposes participants to real-life organisational operations. This allows students to successfully learn the business, technical and interpersonal skills used in any organisation. Our Simulated Business environment develops work-ready skills and provides students with valuable, highly sought workplace experience.

Our Simulated Business environment utilises a virtual economy where our member organisations operate and trade with each other online. Students experience what it is like to work in various business functions from administration to sales and marketing, finance, and even purchasing.

Our Simulated Business learning environment focusses on developing communication, problem solving, team building, and time management, as well as planning skills. Modelled on the workplaces of our real-world industry mentors and current industry practice ensures students develop the skills employers want. Some of our Simulated Business industry mentors include: Ikea, LJ Hooker Real Estate, and Regional Development Australia (RDA).

Check out some of our videos below:

  • Industry Mentor
    An industry mentor assists a simulated business to provide their students with industry knowledge and insight. Trish Borgas of Marino Uniforms is the Industry Mentor for Unique Simulated Business at Thebarton Senior College. Trish provides insight and feedback regarding her interesting and valuable experiences with students. More information.
  • SBC Co-ordinators - What is a simulated business?
    Carmen Moschetti and Penny Hardy, SBC Co-Ordinators explain the pedagogy of how a simulated business works and what 'happens' in a simulated business. More information.
  • Simulated Business Graduate
    Tamai, a graduate of a simulated businesses, now the Executive Officer at the Australian National University explains why she found studying this way was so valuable to her, ensuring she was really workplace ready. More information.
TAFE SA Simulated Business Community website


Simulated Business enquiries
Email: Simulated Business Community
Phone: (08) 8821 0410

General TAFE SA enquiries
Email: enquire online
Phone: 1800 882 661 (freecall)
TTY for deaf: 8226 4413

Simulated Business courses are available at many TAFE SA locations across South Australia. Visit the TAFE SA campus page to find a campus near you.