Enterprise German
A Project for Professional Orientation

Unternehmen Deutsch ©iStock

Enterprise German promotes the collaboration between schools and German companies / or Australian companies with a relationship to German speaking countries within the region. The project combines aspects of professional orientation with creativity and inventor spirit.

Applications for 2018

Would you like to participate with your students in Term 2 (Year 10; deadline 1 April 2018 ) or Term 3 (Year 9/10; deadline 1 June 2018)? Please fill out the application form and send it to anna-lena.schenck@goethe.de.


The teaching materials at A2 level are divided into three modules. The materials serve as a basis for the participation in the idea contest, but can also be used without taking part in the competition.

Module 1: Our Economic Area

Unternehmen Deutsch Module 1 ©iStock Getting to know the domestic economy and finding a partner company.


Module 2: Our Partner Company

Unternehmen Deutsch Module 2 ©iStock Visiting the partner company and creating a portrait of the company. 

Module 3: Our Business Idea

Unternehmen Deutsch Module 3 ©iStock Inventing a product or service for the partner company. 

The Winners

Enterprise German The winning team at the Awards Night at Kenmore State High School on 10 November 2017 | © Silver Rose Photography The piloting phase of the ideas competition Enterprise German has come to an end for the school year 2017. Student groups from three classes from the PASCH schools Box Hill High School (Melbourne, Victoria), Kenmore State High School, and Ferny Grove State High School (Brisbane, Queensland) have partnered with a company in their region to develop an innovative business idea as well as an advertisement idea.
It wasn't easy for the jury, consisting of representatives from educational institutions and the German Embassy, to select the three most creative ideas and associated commercials from the impressive 15 submissions.

1. Prize
School: Box Hill High School, Melbourne, Victoria
Group: 40 K
Partner company: Dresden Optics
Business idea: Retrievable Glasses
TV ad:
Retrievable Glasses Retrievable Glasses | @Box Hill High School 2. Prize
School: Kenmore State High School, Brisbane, Queensland
Group: Ta Dah!
Partner company: King of Cakes
Business idea: The Treasure Box
Radio ad: Treasure Box Treasure Box | @Kenmore State High School 3. Prize
School: Ferny Grove State High School
Group: Kirschkuchen
Partner company: Des Alpes
Business idea: The Rösti Train

The Rösti Train The Rösti Train | @Ferny Grove State High School

The Film