2019 Economics and Business Educators NSW Annual General Meeting - 16 December 2019 - Click here for further information
   Order form for 2019 EBE NSW Trial HSC Examinations for Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies now available. Order here
   EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Revamping and Resourcing Commerce for the New Syllabus - Friday 6 December 2019 - Click here for further information

Economics and Business Educators 2019 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2019 Events Calendar (as at 11 November 2019).

Join EBE NSW

To  apply to become a new member of EBE NSW, please visit the EBE NSW Membership Portal here.

Click here for the "Benefits of EBE NSW Membership" flyer.

New NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)  Years 7 - 10 Commerce Elective Syllabus has been released 

The new NESA Years 7 - 10 Commerce Elective Syllabus (2019)  is now available on the NESA website. 

Schools will continue to deliver the current syllabus (2003) in 2019.Schools will implement the new syllabus from Term 1, 2020. Additional advice about implementation is available on the NESA website.

>> Click here for the NESA Years 7 - 10 Commerce Elective Syllabus (2019) and related information.

There will be a workshop at the 2019 EBE NSW Annual Conference titled, "What's in and out in the new NESA Commerce Syllabus", on Friday 28 June 2019.

Save the date for our "Revamping and Resourcing Commerce for the New Syllabus" professional development course on Friday 6 December 2019 (8.30am - 3pm).

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Revamping and Resourcing Commerce for the New Syllabus

Date: Friday 6 December 2019
Time: 8.30am - 3.00pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

In 2019 the NSW Education and Standards Authority (NESA) released the Years 7 - 10 Commerce Elective Syllabus (2019). Schools will need to implement the new syllabus from Term 1, 2020. This professional development course will build teacher capacity and support Commerce educators to design effective and engaging teaching and learning programs based on the new Commerce syllabus. Please bring a copy of the new Commerce syllabus to the course. 

>> Further details
>> Register here

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

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019
Time: 8.40am - 3.10pm
Venue: Sydney Central Business District Courts (Local, District and Supreme) and Hyde Park Forum (271 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW) for Workshop

NESA registered: 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 details
>> Register here

Notice of 2019 Economics and Business Educators NSW Annual General Meeting

>> Further details

2020 Business Educators Australasia Biennial Conference - Call for Papers

EBE NSW is an affiliate member of the national subject association, Business Educators Australasia (BEA).

The 2020 Business Educators Australasia Biennial Conference will be held in Adelaide on 1 and 2 October 2020. The Business and Enterprise Teachers’ Association of South Australia and the Economics Teachers Society of South Australia, in conjunction with BEA, are hosting the conference.

South Australia's broad theme for the conference is “Food and Futures”. Conference participants will be provided with relevant examples and learning applications in this theme area. The conference will be attended by teachers from across Australia.

Expression of interest for papers and workshops is now underway and closes 30 November 2019.

Conference strands

  • Accounting, Business, Economics, Legal/Civics and Citizenship: Presentations addressing as many common themes for each of the four strands across all Australian state curriculums will be considered.
  • Year Levels 7 to 10: Presentations relating to Economics and Business including Financial Literacy from the National Curriculum (ACARA).
  • Of interest to all: Cross curriculum in nature and applicable to all business educators – for example, providing effective feedback to students and embedding the use of digital learning technologies. Pedagogical strategies and sessions on 21st century learning and work skills are also invited.

BEA 2020 invites educators to present at the conference. Preference will be given to presentations within the strands that have a focus on one or more of the following:

  • curriculum development
  • using digital technologies with students
  • applying high impact teaching strategies to enhance learning and teaching
  • supporting students from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • supporting students with English as an additional language
  • assessment for learning
  • differentiated teaching.

Presenter information

Presenters are entitled to 20% discount on registration fees. No fees, CRT, travel, accommodation or similar will be provided by BEA 2020. Sessions will be approximately 50 minutes in length, subject to agreement.

To express your interest visit http://bea.asn.au/bea-2020-food-futures/

Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies: A teacher professional learning tour of East Coast USA

Dates: 8th – 18th January, 2020 

Academy Travel, in conjunction with Economics and Business Educators NSW, is delighted to present an outstanding professional development opportunity for teachers of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce. 

The itinerary begins in Washington DC, where teachers will tour key government organisations and significant landmarks. Continuing to New York City, participants will explore the Financial District, international law and order, and the world of commerce.

In addition, the itinerary includes a series of guided tours and site visits with experts. There is also time at leisure for sightseeing, shopping and exploring.

>> Further details, including a detailed itinerary

2019 Business Educators Australasia Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) Competition

The Business Educators Australasia  Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition (PYOE) 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 and support them as they develop the next generation of business leaders For students, it helps to build valuable work and life skills. The competition requires business insight, practical financial skills and a creative flair for problem solving.

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 30 August 2019 (Term 3, Week 6) by 5pm. 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.

National  judging will be based on the paper entry and will be conducted in October, 2019. Winners will be advised by end of October 2019.

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.

Amanda Ritter has developed a unit of work based on the PYOE Competition which can be accessed here. The PYOE Competition could form the content for a Commerce "school - developed option" (see pages 48 and 49 in the NSW Education Standards Authority Commerce Year 7 - 10 Syllabus).

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

>> Full details are available in the 2019 PYOE competition brochure.

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.

2018 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 11 October 2018

EBE NSW recognised the NSW Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) winners at the annual NSW awards ceremony on 11 October 2018   at Commonwealth Bank Place South (11 Harbour Street, Sydney). At the ceremony, prizes and certificates were awarded to the NSW student winners and their schools. Parents were in attendance 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) 
    Julian Annison - Inaburra School for his business plan: AspergerAssist
    Teacher: Mr Low
  • Division 2 (Group entry)
    Georgia Graham and Alicia Amann – Abbotsleigh for their business plan: Tempo
    Teacher: Ms Laing Peach

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 Tony Kuc, President Business Educators Australasia.

Thank you to the students, their families and teachers for attending the NSW Awards Ceremony.
Thank you to EBE NSW Director, Nicholas Ward, for taking on the role of PYOE NSW Coordinator in 2018 and for all his time and effort in ensuring the competition in NSW was a success.

2018 PYOE NSW Competition Finalists

Division One

AspergerAssist - Julian Annison
Inaburra School
Teacher: Mr Low

What the Shell! - Jade Hunter
Merewether High School
Teacher: Mrs Clark

Freestyle - Chelsea Hoang
Fort Street High School
Teacher:  Ms Jerrems

Anywhere Aqua – Water Where You Are - Julie Kelland
Abbotsleigh School
Teacher: Ms Laing Peach

GAIA - Mackenzie Matthews
Merewether High School
Teacher: Mr Harrell

Marauderz - Rithwik Kumar
Normanhurst Boys High School
Teacher: Ms Rahman

Pherfume - Chelsea Liu
Northern Beaches Secondary College - Manly Campus
Teacher: Ms Foy

ScrapCo - Prathik Subbanna
Sydney Boys High School
Teacher: Mr Jackson

The Mush Room - Serene Khalaf
Unity Grammar
Teacher: Ms Khair

The Newly Collective - William Lucas
Merewether High School
Teacher: Mrs Clark

The prizes for the Division 1 NSW finalists (1st, 2nd and 3rd) were:

1st place - iPad Mini & $200 Dymocks voucher for the school
2nd place - $200 cash for the student; and
3rd place - $150 cash for the student

Division Two

ARBuy
Owen Chen, Alex Lai, Varun Sharma & Oliver Yang
Sydney Boys High School
Teacher: Mr Dolan

Cakes, Cookies and Confessions
Rachael Fratzia & Shania Lewis
William Clarke College
Teacher: Mrs Grenfell

Roseabelle
Jessica Hocker, Olivia Jagger & Annabelle Shaw
Abbotsleigh School 
Teacher: Ms Sophie Laing-Peach​

Sole Switch
Isabella Fang, Paris Koic, Tiffany Linggoputro & Alicia Molesworth
Meriden School
Teacher: Ms Kondichetty

Tempo
Alicia Amann & Georgia Graham
Abbotsleigh School
Teacher: Ms Laing Peach

The prizes for the Division 2 NSW finalists (1st, 2nd and 3rd) were:

1st Place - $150 cash per student, and $200 Dymocks voucher for the school
2nd Place - $100 cash per student; and
3rd Place - $50 cash per student

 

 

Congratulations to all the winners. Be sure to incorporate the PYOE competition into your Commerce and/or Business Studies teaching and learning program in 2019.


From left to right:
Julian Annison (NSW and National Division 1 PYOE Competition  Winner) and Joe Alvaro (President - Economics and Business Educators NSW) at the 2018 NSW PYOE Awards Ceremony


From left to right: Alicia Amann (NSW Division 2 PYOE Competition Winner) and Joe Alvaro (President - Economics and Business Educators NSW) at the 2018 NSW PYOE Awards Ceremony (Absent: Georgia Graham who was also the NSW Division 2 PYOE Competition Winner)


EBE NSW President Joe Alvaro (far left) with NSW PYOE Competition Finalists at the 2018 NSW PYOE Awards Ceremony

NSW Division 1 Winner successful at the 2018 Business Educators Australasia Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition National Awards Ceremony – 11 October 2018

The Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Division 1 winner, Julian Annison from Inaburra School, represented NSW at  the Business Educators Australasia National PYOE Awards Ceremony in Sydney at Commonwealth Bank Place South (11 Harbour Street, Sydney)  on 11 October 2018, following the NSW Awards Ceremony.  Julian joined the division one finalists from the other states and territories of Australia. Julian  was successful in being the national Division 1 winner for his business plan, AspergerAssist. Well done to Julian on this significant achievement at a national level.

The national Division 2 winner was Eloise Webster, Olivia Pietralla and Rubi Brady from Camberwall Girls Grammar School in Victoria for their business plan, Weasley’s Wash n’ Walk.

EBE NSW congratulates the 2018 PYOE national winners.


From left to right: Nicole McCormack, Commonwealth Bank Deputy General Manager Small Business Sales and Services, Julian Annison (NSW and National Division 1 PYOE Competition Winner) and Tony Kuc (President – Business Educators Australasia)

illuminate:nextgen Challenge

The illuminate:nextgen Challenge is a week long challenge which involves students exploring key concepts and ideas around starting their own business to solve a current problem in their community. The ideas are developed using contemporary business planning tools, with students presenting business plans, financial forecasts, pitch decks, marketing collateral and more to prove the viability of their business.

Each challenge is facilitated by illuminate Education's experts as well as business and community leaders who will share their experience and knowledge through presentations, assessment and feedback.

Dates for the illuminate:nextgen Challenge in NSW:
Sydney
18 to 22 November 2019
Hosted at: UTS

Port Macquarie
2 to 6 September 2019
Hosted at: Charles Sturt University

Wollongong
2 to 6 December 2019
Hosted at: University of Wollongong

>> Further details

NSW Curriculum Review

On 13 May 2018, the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education Rob Stokes announced that NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority)  will undertake a  review of the NSW curriculum to ensure it equips students to continue to contribute to Australian society into the 21st century. NESA has engaged Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to lead the review.

>> EBE NSW has made a submission to the Review. Read the submission here.

Submission to NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) – Re 2018 NESA Draft Commerce Syllabus

EBE NSW has made a submission to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) re the 2018 NESA  Draft Commerce Syllabus.

>> Read the submission here.

NESA Draft Commerce Syllabus

The current Commerce syllabus was last revised in 2003. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has released a draft Commerce syllabus.

>> The draft NESA Commerce syllabus can be found here
>> The “Commerce Years 7-10 draft syllabus summary of changes” can be found here

Have your say on the draft Commerce syllabus by completing a survey, attending a consultation meeting, and/or submitting a written response to the project manager. Consultation will be open from 23 July 2018 to 2 September 2018.

>> More information can be found here

Economics and Business Educators NSW will be making a submission about the draft Commerce syllabus and members are encouraged to contribute to the submission by sending their comments about the draft Commerce syllabus to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au.

Some questions to consider:

  • What are the strengths of the syllabus?
  • What are the challenges of the syllabus?
  • Is there enough balance between economics, business, law, consumer and financial literacy and  civics and citizenship subject matter?
  • Considering the Commerce syllabus was last revised in 2003, to what extent is the current syllabus relevant to today's changing commercial environment and contemporary teaching and learning ?
  • What do you think about the content from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Australian Curriculum: Economics and Business and the ACARA Australian Curriculum:Civics and Citizenship to develop the draft Commerce syllabus?

EBE NSW made a submission to NESA when the review of the Commerce syllabus was   
announced in 2017.

>> Read the submission here

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) also made a submission during this period – read their submission here.

In response to the draft Commerce syllabus, the RBA has made a “Supplementary submission to NESA Review of Commerce Years 7 – 10 Syllabus”.

>> This submission can be found here

2019 EBE NSW Trial HSC Examinations order form available 

The order form for the 2019 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 marking guidelines. Special discount prices apply to members of EBE NSW.

>> Order form for 2019 EBE NSW Trial HSC examination papers

EBE Journal Issue 2 2017Latest issue of “The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW” (Issue 2, 2017) now available

The latest issue of The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW  (Issue 2 — 2017) 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
  • 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference - New Frontiers: Economics and Business Education in an Era of Innovation
    - Report by Elizabeth Perry, 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference Rural Grant Recipient, The Rivers Secondary College, Richmond River High Campus
  • 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference - New Frontiers: Economics and Business Education in an Era of Innovation
    - Report by Daniel Benjamin, 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference Rural Grant Recipient, Sapphire Coast Anglican College, Bega
  • Business Case Study: Ecto Handplanes - Cheryl Brennan
  • Case Study: Nahji Chu, Queen of Rice Paper Rolls - Mai Ni Pham
  • Developing Deep, Authentic Learning Experiences in Economics - Matt Robinson
  • A student from Quilpie in South West Queensland wins National 1st in the ASX Schools Sharemarket Game (Game 2, 2017) - Amanda Mior
  • PYOE Competition 2017 – Winning NSW Division 1 entry
  • Yesterday news and Breaking news: Using media file templates to help students unpack all sorts of news - Mai Ni Pham
  • Should we do away with exams altogether? No, but we need to rethink their design and purpose - The Conversation, December 1 2016
  • Getting students to put their legal knowledge into practice to demonstrate understanding - Mai Ni Pham
  • What is race? - Olivia Bui
  • Submission to Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC): National Financial Literacy Strategy Consultation 2017 (October 2017) from Economics and Business Educators NSW
  • NSW Education Standards Authority 2017 Consultation Draft NSW Supplementary Documentation: Subject Content Knowledge Requirements (Revised) - Submission from Economics and Business Educators NSW
  • Open Letter from 25 Teacher Associations supports copyright
  • Submission to NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) regarding the review of the Commerce Syllabus from Economics and Business Educators NSW
  • President’s Report to the 2017 Economics and Business - Educators NSW Annual General Meeting (11 December 2017)
  • Economics and Business Educators NSW Financial Statements for the year ended 30th June 2017
  • Economics and Business Educators NSW Financial Statements for the year ended 30th June 2016

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.

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