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Economics and Business Educators 2020 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2020 Events Calendar (as at 24 October 2020).

The Australian Business Economists Schools Conference - COVID: Impacts on the economy and the labour market, monetary policy responses
An event for high school students in years 10, 11 and 12 and their teachers

Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm AEDT
Venue: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free

The Australian Business Economists Schools Conference - "COVID: Impacts on the economy and the labour market, monetary policy responses" will begin with a highly relevant presentation from a senior Reserve Bank official. It will follow with a panel session featuring four young and successful economists who will talk about their education journey, career and economics in the real world.

This panel session will include a focus on how the study of economics has been critical to their career success. The conference will conclude with an open discussion in which teachers and students will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Please register your interest to attend here


- Welcome and introduction
Stephen Walters, ABE Chair and Chief Economist, NSW Treasury

- COVID and the economy: Local and global
Natasha Cassidy, A/g Deputy Head, Economic Analysis, Reserve Bank of Australia

- Panel: Economics in an emergency

  • Besa Deda, Chief Economist, St.George Banking Group (Moderator)
  • Elysse Morgan, Business & Finance Journalist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Alex Joiner, Chief Economist, IFM Investors
  • Emily Blythe, Associate - Global Funding Group, Group Treasury, Westpac
  • Megan Paybody, Manager - Economics, Regulation & Policy Group, Ernst & Young

- Panel discussion with audience

- Concluding remarks and close

Australian Business Economists (ABE) aims to encourage greater understanding of economic issues by fostering debate in the financial markets, business and commercial sectors and across the community in general. Website: abe.org.au

Parliamentary Education Office Professional Development Event - Teaching Civics and Citizenship: A Parliamentary Approach

The Parliamentary Education Office is presenting a 2 hour NESA and TQI accredited online workshop aligned to the Australian Curriculum titled "Teaching Civics and Citizenship: A Parliamentary Approach". It is suitable for primary and secondary school teachers.

Location: Online, via Zoom
Cost: Free
Upcoming dates:
Monday 27 July 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)
Tuesday 11 August 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)
Wednesday 16 September 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)
Thursday 15 October 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)
Friday 20 November 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)

More information and registration details:

>> https://peo.gov.au/teach-our-parliament/professional-learning/upcoming-programs/

In addition to these sessions, schools are able to request tailored programs at times which suit their staff professional learning schedule. Contact: PEOlearning@aph.gov.au

Recording of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Student Webinar -Monetary Policy and Current Economic Conditions (12 October 2020)

The recording of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) student webinar, "Monetary Policy and Current Economic Conditions" (12 October 2020) is now available. Senior Economist, David Lancaster, provides an overview of monetary policy and current economic conditions as at 12 October 2020.

Click here for the recording:

Economics and Business Educators NSW is a member of the Reserve Bank of Australia Educators Advisory Panel:


Feedback about resources from the RBA is welcome.
Please email feedback to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au

Recording of webinar - "The Reserve Bank's Policy Actions and Balance Sheet" with Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia held on 30 June 2020 

The recording of the webinar titled "The Reserve Bank's Policy Actions and Balance Sheet" with Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, held on 30 June 2020 ( to which Economics teachers and students were invited) is now available on the RBA website. The webinar can be found here:

>> https://rba.gov.au/speeches/2020/sp-dg-2020-06-30.html

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

Dates: To be announced 

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

ASIC's MoneySmart online professional learning

ASIC MoneySmartThe Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC) MoneySmart online professional development (PD) courses are designed to build your personal financial capability and support you to integrate consumer and financial literacy education into your teaching programs. The PD courses are aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Accredited PD online courses (NESA, TQI, Teacher identified activity)

  • Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart
  • Connect MoneySmart: Use MoneySmart
  • MoneySmart Maths (Primary)
  • MoneySmart Maths (Secondary)
  • MoneySmart HASS (Primary)
  • MoneySmart HASS (Secondary)

Non-Accredited PD online courses (Teacher identified activity)

  • Financial Literacy 101
  • Using Knowing Growing Showing
  • Delivering ASIC's Be MoneySmart

>> Further information and details how to enrol in any of the courses

TeachMeet NSW

TeachMeets are free, informal, collaborative experiences organised by educators, for educators in order to share ideas and experiences and support each other in our professional growth.

>> More information