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: 8:30 am - 4pm
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 14 February 2017).


University of Technology Sydney Undergraduate Information Night for Economics and Business Studies HSC and Preliminary students and their teachers

Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Sydney City - Haymarket - CB08 Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Building 8
Cost: Free

HSC and Preliminary Economics and Business Studies students who are considering a professional career in business, accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing or related fields have an opportunity to explore their options and hear from students and academics by attending the University of Technology Sydney Undergraduate Information Night on 26 April 2017. Economics and Business Studies teachers are also invited to attend.

Staff and current students will be available from 5.30pm to answer  questions, followed by a general information session at 6pm covering:

An opportunity for Q&A over light refreshments will follow the presentation.

Places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment.

>> More information and registration details

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - 2017 EBE NSW Economics Update Conference

Date: Friday 26 May 2017
Time: 8:50 am - 3.30 pm
Venue: CPA Australia 3/111 Harrington St, Sydney NSW 2000
NESA endorsed?: Yes

EBE NSW is excited to be running its annual Economics Update Conference on Friday 26 May 2017. Sponsored by CPA Australia, this course will provide Economics teachers with  up to date information and statistics, to complement the Preliminary and HSC Economics syllabuses. Each session has been specifically linked to syllabus content.

A high calibre of experts will be presenting from a range of organisations, including: Fair Work Commission, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Reserve Bank of Australia, University of Sydney Business School, The Sydney Morning Herald and CPA Australia.

At the end of each session, course participants will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with the presenter, to answer specific questions.

This event will be hosted at CPA Australia’s Sydney office in Harrington St, Sydney (5 minute walk from Circular Quay Railway Station). 

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided. There are discounts for EBE NSW members as well as early bird rates. Rural EBE NSW members are invited to apply for a professional learning grant - more information is available on the conference program.

>> Download the conference program 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

"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 2016 Annual General Meeting

Economics and Business Educators NSW members are invited to the 2016 Annual General Meeting on 12 December 2016. It will be held at Club Burwood RSL (96 Shaftesbury Road Burwood NSW) beginning at 6pm. To assist with arranging seating and catering, please inform the EBE NSW Office that you will be attending by 2 December 2016. 

EBE NSW members interested in being nominated to be a member of the EBE NSW Board of Directors need to submit their nomination form by 25 November 2016. Teachers involved in the teaching of one or more of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW courses EBE NSW represents and supports (Business Studies, Commerce, Economics and Legal Studies), as well as academics involved in the teaching of this subject matter, are welcome to nominate. More information about the position of an EBE NSW Director is available in the letter below by Joe Alvaro, EBE NSW President.

Please find below the following documents relating to the 2016 EBE NSW Annual General Meeting (these documents were posted to members earlier this month):

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have regarding the 2016 EBE NSW AGM. Send an email to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au


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 CPA Australia Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) Competition

The CPA Australia Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) Competition is open to all full-time secondary school students enrolled in a registered secondary school in Australia.

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 September 2, 2016 (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 64GB Wi-Fi (valued at $699). Certificates and other prizes will also be awarded.

The Division One winner will then be flown to Melbourne for the National Awards Ceremony on Thursday October 13 (Term 4, Week 1). They will join the division one finalists from the other states and territories of Australia, where the national winner will be announced.

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.

Click here for the following details: 

  • The 2016 PYOE competition brochure
  • Tips for creating a winning plan
  • 2015 Division One winner’s plan (“SurfScout”) and judges’ comments

2015 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 7 October 2015


2015 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 7 October 2015

EBE NSW  recognized the Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) NSW winners at the  annual  NSW awards ceremony on 7 October 2015 at the Sydney office of CPA Australia together with Ms Julie Chessman, Senior Relationship Manager, NSW, 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) – Joshua Spicer, Rose Bay Secondary College for his business plan “Intergenerational Solutions” (Teacher: Mr Philip Horrell).
- Division 2 (Group entry) – Vanshika Virmani & Jennifer Xu, Hornsby Girls High School for their business plan “Lemon Myrtle” (Teacher: Ms Stephanie Boden). 


Joshua Spicer (far left) - winner of the 2015 NSW PYOE Competition (Division 1) accepting his award at the 2015 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony  (7 October 2015) with Joe Alvaro - EBE NSW President (middle) and Julie Chessman - CPA Australia (far right).

 
Jennifer Xu (far left) and Vanshika Virmani (third from left) - winners of the 2015 NSW PYOE Competition (Division 2) accepting their awards with Joe Alvaro - EBE NSW President second from left and Julie Chessman – CPA Australia (fourth from left)

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.

2015 PYOE NSW Coordinator Nicholas Ward at the 2015 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 7 October 2015

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 2015 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 7 October 2015

2015 PYOE NSW Competition Finalists
Division One
Delamash 
Shamal Deolekar 
Asquith Girls High School, Teacher: Mr. Russell Lewis

Eureka Café 
Srishti Jain 
Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Teacher: Ms. Elizabeth Johnson

Forever I do 
Tanisha Lafitani 
Loreto Normanhurst, Teacher: Mr. Matt Kohlhagen

Grey Nomad
Alivia O'Connell
Loreto Normanhurst, Teacher: Mr. Matt Kohlhagen

Intergenerational Solutions 
Joshua Spicer 
Rose Bay Secondary College, Teacher: Mr. Philip Horrell

Mansion Mates 
Adam Beverley 
Masada College, Teacher: Mrs Robyn Grana

Mattana-ty Business Plan 
Emmanuelle Mattana 
Sydney Girls High School, Teacher: Mr. Scott Sinclair

Pink Lady Taxis
Charlotte Johnson 
Loreto Normanhurst, Teacher: Ms Rebecca Lee

The Secret Spot Application 
Madelina Kalpou
Inaburra School, Teacher: Mr Michael McGovern

Yogalive 
Marissa Guan 
Sydney Girls High School, Teacher: Mr. Scott Sinclair

Division Two
Classic Vibes
Jinaho Huang, Dean Chen & Jimmy Yip 
Sydney Boys High School, Teacher: Mr. Tom Dolan

Elk Blu Business Plan
Kevin Zhang, Lucas Wong, Eddy Xiong & Michael Yang 
Sydney Boys High School, Teacher: Mr. Tom Dolan

Lemon Myrtle
Vanshika Virmani & Jennifer Xu
Hornsby Girls High School, Teacher: Stephanie Boden

Midlife Leverage
Teah Fulton, Joy Chayna & Holly Waples
Illawarra Christian School, Teacher: Cheryl Brennan

Shuffle My Schedule
Madison Allan, Chrissy Burjan & Sophia Costantino 
MLC School, Teacher: Mrs Allison McCulloch


2015 CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition National Awards Ceremony – 14 October 2015

The Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Division 1 winner, Joshua Spicer, represented NSW at the national PYOE awards ceremony in Melbourne on 14 October 2015 held by Business Educators Australasia. Unfortunately Joshua was not successful at the national level of the competition but he is to be congratulated for getting this far in the competition.
 
The individual category at the national level was won by Jonathan Nagappa of Christ Church Grammar School in WA. His business idea was SurfScout, a remote controlled drone service to spot sharks and keep Australia’s swimmers safe.

The group category at the national level was won by Harrison Wallace, Peter Mercado and Robert Jiang from The Hutchins School in Tasmania. Their business, The Tapas Truck, provides affordable Spanish food to Hobart residents.

EBE NSW congratulates the 2016 PYOE national winners.

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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