Australian Curriculum: Year 5 - Year 10 Economics and Business Curriculum available here
   2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference - New Frontiers: Economics and Business Education in an Era of Innovation - 21 July 2017 - More details are available on the 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference website
   Latest issue of The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW (Issue 2 - 2016) available here

2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference - New Frontiers: Economics and Business Education in an Era of Innovation

Date: Friday 21 July 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4.00pm
Venue: University of Technology Sydney, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, 14-28 Ultimo Road Ultimo
NESA endorsed?: Yes

>> More information, including the conference program and registration details, is available on the 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference website

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Business School of the University of Technology, Sydney
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Business School of the University of Technology, Sydney

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Latest EBE eNewsletter (14 February 2017) now available

Click here to read the latest EBE eNewsletter.

Economics and Business Educators 2017 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2017 Events Calendar (as at 30 April 2017).


EBE NSW HSC Business Studies and HSC Legal Studies Examination Preparation Student Seminars

1. EBE NSW will present the following HSC examination preparation student seminars on Sunday 4 June 2017 at the HSC and Careers Expo 2017 (Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney):
 
EBE NSW HSC Legal Studies Examination Preparation Student Seminar presented by EBE NSW President Joe Alvaro

Time: 10.30am
 
EBE NSW HSC Business Studies Examination Preparation Student Seminar presented by EBE NSW Director Greg Hannelly

Time: 12.00pm

>> More information

2. EBE NSW will present the following HSC examination preparation student seminars on Sunday 25 June 2017 at the Western Sydney  Careers Expo 2017 (Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney):
 
EBE NSW HSC Legal Studies Examination Preparation Student Seminar presented by EBE NSW President Joe Alvaro

Time: 11.15am
 
EBE NSW HSC Business Studies Examination Preparation Student Seminar presented by EBE NSW Director Greg Hannelly

Time: 12.45pm

>> More information


Reserve Bank’s Teacher Immersion Series For Economics Teachers

The Reserve Bank will host the first event in its new Teacher Immersion series. The event is an opportunity for secondary school Economics teachers to learn directly from experts about the Reserve Bank’s roles and functions, receive an economic update and be taken through topics that teachers have most commonly asked questions about. Teachers will also be exposed to current Bank research that is aligned to curricula.

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Time: 8.30 am – 5.00pm
Venue: Reserve Bank of Australia, 65 Martin Place, Sydney
Cost: The event is free of charge

>> Further details about the event, including the program and how to register

UTS Business School HSC Economics and HSC Business Studies Workshop for Students 

Date: Saturday 22 July 2017
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney City - Haymarket - CB08 Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Building 8, Level 2 Auditorium

UTS Business School is hosting a workshop for students studying HSC Economics and/or HSC Business Studies. The workshop will feature three lectures, providing students with in depth knowledge as they prepare for trial HSC and HSC examinations.

Sessions include:

  • The economics of disruption: is the share economy innovating or undermining market structures?
  • Current and future challenges for Australia’s external stability
  • Limitations of financial reports.

>> Further details

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Field Trip – Law Day Out for Legal Studies and Commerce Teachers

Date: Friday 25 August 2017
Time: 8.45am - 3.10pm
Venue: Sydney Central Business District Courts (Local, District and Supreme) and The Salvation Army SCH Function Centre
NESA endorsed?: Yes

Australian law lives in the courts where legislation is interpreted on a daily basis. Legal Studies and Commerce teachers require a deep understanding of how courts work and how they affect the lives of offenders, victims and people in society, as well as strategies to incorporate what happens in the courts into their lessons.

Economics and Business Educators NSW, in association with the Rule of Law Institute of Australia (www.ruleoflaw.org.au), is conducting a field trip for teachers based on experiential learning specifically designed for teachers of the NSW Education and Standards Authority (NESA) Legal Studies and Commerce syllabuses. The course will be facilitated by Jackie Charles, Education Coordinator, at Rule of Law Institute of Australia. Participants will:

  • deepen their understanding of the subject matter in the NESA Legal Studies and Commerce (“Law in Society” and “Law in Action” topics) syllabuses and teaching and learning strategies
  • learn from key legal personnel who will address teachers and answer questions
  • visit courts (Local, District and Supreme) and observe court cases, engaging in professional discussions about the cases
  • access a range of legal resources and learn how to use these with their students
  • network with other Legal Studies and Commerce teachers.

>> Further information and registration form

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Teaching the HSC Course (Year 12) in Economics or Legal Studies for the First Time?

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017
Time: 4.15pm - 7.30pm
Venue: NSW Department of Education Building, 3B Smalls Road, Ryde NSW
NESA endorsed?: Yes

This course has been designed for beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the Year 12 HSC Economics or Legal Studies course for the first time in Term 4 2017/2018. It will also be beneficial for teachers who have already taught this course in the past but are in need of a refresher course or, teachers who intend to teach this course in the near future. 

Each subject session will look at effective teaching and learning strategies designed to motivate and engage students, based on the current NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) syllabus. Assessment procedures and techniques (including the NESA external examination and how the examination is marked) and useful teaching and learning resources will also be looked at. The course will be presented by experienced teachers  who will share their own experiences during their challenging early years of teaching and how they coped.

>> Further details and registration form

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Teaching the HSC Course (Year 12) in Business Studies for the First Time?

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
Time: 8.30am - 3.00pm
Venue: NSW Department of Education Building, 3B Smalls Road, Ryde NSW
NESA endorsed?: Yes

This NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) endorsed course has been designed for beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the Year 12 HSC Business Studies course for the first time in Term 4 2017/2018. It will also be beneficial for teachers who have already taught this course in the past but are in need of a refresher course or, teachers who intend to teach this course in the near future.

This course will look at effective teaching and learning strategies designed to engage students, based on the current NESA HSC Business Studies syllabus. It will also cover programming ideas, assessment procedures and techniques. Useful teaching and learning resources will be available for each participant.

>> Further details and registration form


2017 CPA Australia Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) Competition

The CPA Australia Plan Your Own Enterprise competition encourages secondary school students to apply their business education to a real life scenario.

Working individually or in small groups, participants are asked to devise a creative enterprise idea and submit a business plan, explaining how their great idea could become a profitable business.

For teachers, the competition is a valuable tool to enhance the business education curriculum. For students, it helps to build valuable work and life skills.

CPA Australia partners with Business Educators Australasia to support teachers in developing the next generation of business leaders. Accounting is more than number crunching - the competition requires business insight, practical financial skills and a creative flair for problem solving - all of which are hallmarks of the CPA designation.

Economics and Business Educators NSW runs the competition in NSW.

To enter, students need to devise a creative enterprise idea and submit a 3000 word business plan, explaining how their great idea could become a profitable business.  The competition has two divisions with fantastic prizes up for grabs:

  • Division one – Open to individual student entries, submitted by students of any age, attending a registered secondary school.
  • Division two – Group entries (maximum of six students), submitted by students of any age, attending a registered secondary school.

NSW entries are due by Friday 1 September 2017 (Term 3, Week 7). These will be marked, and finalists in both divisions will be invited to the NSW Awards Ceremony. At this awards ceremony, the winner in each division will be announced. The NSW Division One winner will receive an iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB (valued at $579)​. Certificates and other prizes will also be awarded.

The Division One winner will then be flown to Melbourne for the National Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 10 October 2017. They will join the Division One finalists from the other states and territories of Australia. The Division One finalists will be required to personally present their plan to a panel of judges. The national Division One winner will be announced at the National Awards Ceremony.

This competition can be incorporated into assessment tasks for both Commerce (Option 11: Running a Business) and Year 11 Business Studies (Topic: Business planning). Click here for a sample assessment task. Email EBE NSW if you would like a Microsoft Word version of the sample assessment task.

All students who enter the competition will receive a Certificate of Participation for their job portfolios.

>> 2017 PYOE competition brochure

>>Tips for creating a winning plan

>> See the article available to EBE NSW members -  “Student2Student: How to Overcome the Pitfalls of Business Planning" by Sarah Matthias (Division 1 Winner of CPA Australia Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition 2016) in “The EBE Journal – Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW” – Issue 2, 2016


"In Conversation with Alex Malley" - Sundays at 10am on the Nine Network

In Conversation with Alex Malley returns for its third season on 19 February 2017 at 10am on the Nine Network.

Following on from the tremendous success of three seasons of The Bottom Line, In Conversation with Alex Malley reveals the moving life stories of influential leaders. The inspiring, thought-provoking guests discuss their big lives and how they’ve made a real difference, through conversations with Alex.

Eight leaders will feature in season three including: former Australian cricket captain Michael Clark, the 107th Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, gymnastics champion Nadia Comaneci, Australian Senator and media personality Derryn Hinch, legendary actor and bestselling children’s author Henry Winkler, Australian-born former NASA astronaut Andy Thomas, Australia’s first lady of racing Gai Waterhouse and Domino’s CEO Don Meij.

Click on each leader above for more information.


EBE Journal Issue 2 2016Latest issue of “The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW” now available

The latest issue of The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW  (Issue 2 — 2016) is now available in the members section of the website. EBE members must login to access the latest EBE Journal. Past issues of "The EBE Journal" are also in the members section.

Contents

  • President’s Report
  • EBE NSW News
  • 2016 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition
  • PYOE NSW Divison 1 winner successful at the 2016 national awards ceremony (national Division 1 winner)
  • Student2Student: How to Overcome the Pitfalls of Business Planning by Sarah Matthias (Division 1 Winner of CPA Australia Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition 2016)
  • A Challenging ASX Schools Sharemarket Game
  • Barry Collier OAM by Murray Trembath, St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
  • Economics Candidature Update by Mai Ni Pham, EBE NSW Director, Hurlstone Agricultural High School
  • How economics lost its identity in Australia, and how to get it back by Gigi Foster, Senior Lecturer, UNSW
  • Promoting community connections and confident creative individuals: Preliminary Business Studies Assessment Task. Developed by Cath McIntyre, Orara High School
  • Trade New Ideas for Old by Wendy Mockler-Giles, Lumen Christi Catholic College, Pambula Beach
  • Law in Practice – Class Project by Lauren Imber, Georges River Grammar, Georges Hall
  • What is critical thinking? And do universities really teach it? by Martin Davies, Principal Fellow/Associate Professor in Higher Education, University of Melbourne
  • Ng Way! Interior designer, theatre manager, human rights advocate and educator
  • Australian Council for Human Rights Education by Lynda-ann Blanchard, Vice President ACHRE
  • Guided reciprocal peer questioning by Elly Klappas, Hurlstone Agricultural High School
  • Economics and Business Educators NSW Survey: Reserve Bank of Australia support for teachers of Economics by Nicholas Ward, EBE NSW Director, Ryde Secondary College and Bronwyn Hession, EBE NSW Director
  • Understanding Social Enterprise with The Big Issue Classroom by Melissa Walsh and Sam Clark, The Big Issue Classroom
  • Vale Mike Horsley by Bronwyn Hession
  • Book Review – “Know Accounting Graphically” by Mike Darlow
  • Balance Charts: A New Way to Teach Accounting Basics by Mike Darlow
  • President’s Report to the 2016 EBE NSW Annual General Meeting
  • 2017 EBE NSW Economics Update Conference information

Back issues of the "The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW" are also  available in the members section of this website and contain useful teaching and learning resources.


2017 EBE NSW Trial HSC Examinations order form available 

The order form for the 2017 EBE NSW Trial HSC Business Studies, Economics and Legal Studies examination papers is now available. Relevant past papers are also available for purchase. The examination papers have been designed by EBE Directors and include suggested answers and marking guidelines. Special discount prices apply to members of EBE NSW.

>> Order form for 2017 EBE NSW Trial HSC examination papers


Article about the 2016 EBE NSW Legal Update Conference

The article "Legals enthrall delegates at EBE NSW event" by Sarah Duggan - 1 February 2017 (about the 2016 EBE NSW Legal Update Conference) is available here.


EBE NSW 2017 Membership

2017 membership forms for new members are now available in the "Membership" section of the EBE NSW website. Membership renewal forms for existing members have been posted. Please contact the EBE NSW Office if you have not received a membership renewal form.

Membership categories include:

* Individual
* Individual (with Remote Rebate)
* School/Library
* Business/Corporate
* Concessional (for casual/temporary teachers, retired teachers and student teachers)

Please note - your membership fee may be tax deductible.

Click here for EBE NSW membership benefits.

2016 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 5 October 2016


2016 PYOE NSW  Awards Ceremony

EBE NSW  recognized the Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) NSW winners at the annual  NSW awards ceremony on 5 October 2016 at the Sydney office of CPA Australia together with Mr Joshua Ang, Relationship Manager – Education and Business Development, CPA Australia. At the ceremony, prizes and certificates were awarded to the NSW student winners and their schools. Parents were in attendance as well to celebrate the success of their child, as well as teachers. Congratulations to the following winners and their teachers from NSW:

  • Division 1 (Individual entry) – Sarah Matthias from Loreto Normanhurst for her business plan “Waffles on Wheels” (Teacher: Mr Matt Kohlhagen)
  • Division 2 (Group entry) – Ashna Kapoor, Anna Michael and Ashley Oliver-Sjahry from MLC School Burwood for their business plan “ZIPCharge” (Teacher: Ms Allison McCulloch). 


2016 PYOE NSW Division One winner, Sarah Matthias (centre) at the 2016 PYOE NSW Awards Ceremony with EBE NSW President, Joe Alvaro (left) and Joshua Ang, Relationship Manager – Education and Business Development, CPA Australia (right)


2016 PYOE NSW Division Two winners at the 2016 NSW Awards Ceremony – From left - Ashley Oliver-Sjahry (Division Two Winner), EBE NSW President, Joe Alvaro, Anna Michael (Division Two Winner), Teacher of Division Two Winners – Allison McCulloch and Joshua Ang, Relationship Manager – Education and Business Development, CPA Australia (far right)
Absent: Ashna Kapoor (Division Two Winner)

Thank you to all the students who entered the competition this year and the teachers who inspired and encouraged their students to enter this prestigious competition. Each student who participated received a Certificate of Participation signed by Mr Graeme Wade FCPA, President CPA Australia and Mr Tony Kuc, President Business Educators Australasia.

Thank you to the students, their families and teachers for attending the presentation at the CPA Sydney Head Office.

Thank you to our EBE NSW Director, Nicholas Ward, for taking on the role of PYOE NSW Coordinator this year and for all his time and effort in ensuring the competition in NSW was a success.
EBE NSW also thanks Business Educators Australasia and CPA Australia for their continuing support of this competition.

Congratulations to all the winners. Be sure to incorporate the PYOE competition into your Commerce and/or Business Studies teaching and learning program in 2016.


PYOE NSW finalists at the 2016 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 5 October 2016

2016 PYOE NSW Competition Finalists

Division One

ABCD Sitting and Boarding
Alexandra White
Illawarra Christian School, Mrs. Brennan

Bread and Butter Bus

Danica Em
Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Mr. Nikolovski

Break It Up
Tuong-Anh Chu
Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Mr. Nikolovski

Inbound Greyhounds
Nicholas Borovik
St Patrick's Marist College, Dundas, Mr. Moussa

Stitch and Tie
Christopher Trinh
Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Mr. Nikolovski

Study-Aid
Kim Nguyen
Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Mr. Nikolovski

Tampost
Faith Felipe
Loreto Normanhurst, Mr. Kohlhagen

The Helping Hand Café
Annie Xiao
Tara Anglican School for Girls, Mr. Swainson

The Little Runner
Phoebe Smith
St Francis Xavier’s College, Ms White

Waffles on Wheels
Sarah Matthias
Loreto Normanhurst, Mr. Kohlhagen

Division Two

Buruwang
Jack Bucknell, Edward Collard, & Oliver Dixon
Sydney Church of England Grammar School (SHORE), Mr Ronald

Hello Box
Nicole Healey, Josie Lam, & Jennifer Tang
MLC School, Mr Condoleon

ORIGEN
Valavan Chanthiran, Aland Goran, Leo Li, & Carter Opperman
Sydney Boys High School, Mr Dolan

Wow Towel
Olivia Attenborough-Doyle, Cameron Bartrim, Gemma Borra, & Jordan Ristuccia
Tweed River High School, Mr Lambert and Ms Perkins

ZIPCharge
Ashna Kapoor, Anna Michael, & Ashley Oliver-Sjahry
MLC School, Ms McCulloch

NSW Division 1 Winner successful at the 2016 CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition National Awards Ceremony – 13 October 2016

The Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Division 1 winner, Sarah Matthias, represented NSW at the national PYOE awards ceremony in Melbourne on 13 October 2016 held by Business Educators Australasia. Sarah was flown to Melbourne for the national awards ceremony and joined the division one finalists from the other states and territories of Australia. Sarah was successful in being the national Division 1 winner. Well done to Sarah on this significant achievement at a national level.

The Division 2 winner at the national level was won by James He and Anthony Vanderkop from The Hutchins School, Tasmania for their business plan, “Swavoury Crepes”.

EBE NSW congratulates the 2016 PYOE national winners.


 Sarah Matthias, National 2016 PYOE  Division 1 winner (left) receiving her award from CPA Australia’s Jesse Moors (right)


ACARA releases Economics and Business Curriculum 

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has released the Australian Curriculum for Economics and Business describing it as ‘available for use’, pending approval post the Australian Governments current Review of the Australian Curriculum. The Executive Committees of EBE NSW and Business Educators Australasia have both submitted responses to the review, seeing it as an opportunity to restate key issues raised by members during the consultation on the draft curriculum in 2013. The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW has not yet revealed its planning in relation to HSIE K- 6, Commerce 7 - 10 or Stage 6 Economics and Business Studies in NSW schools, other than restating that schools should follow the current syllabuses.


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