Teacher Immersion Event – 2023

Governor speaks at RBA Teacher Immersion Event.

The Reserve Bank’s sixth Teacher Immersion Event will be held on Friday, 7 July 2023. This event provides an excellent opportunity for secondary school Economics teachers from across Australia to expand their knowledge of current economic issues and deepen their understanding of economic concepts. The event will be held in person, providing an opportunity for teachers to engage in professional discussions with their peers and practising economists, including the Bank’s Ambassadors.

This one-day professional learning event has a limited capacity, and is typically oversubscribed. For teachers unable to attend, the event will be recorded and made available on the Bank’s website.

The Reserve Bank recognises the need to attract a diverse body of students to economics. To support teachers from a variety of school types and from across Australia, a limited number of rooms have been reserved for attendees from interstate and regional New South Wales to stay at the event venue overnight. Please express your interest in staying at the Centre when registering for the event (a small fee applies).

Event details


Time Program item
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 An Economic Update
10:15 – 11:00 The Transmission Mechanism
11:00 – 11:30 Morning Tea and Networking
11:30 – 1:00

Explaining and Teaching Economic Concepts in the Classroom:

a) Productivity


b) Developments in Australia’s trade and financial flows

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch and Networking
2:00 – 2:45 Inflation, Wages and Profits
2:45 – 3:30 New teacher resources from the RBA
3:30 – 3:45 Afternoon Tea and Networking
3:45 – 4:30 Panel Discussion: Your Questions Answered
4:30 – 4:45 Closing Remarks