Teacher Immersion Event – 2024

Michele Bullock speaks at RBA Teacher Immersion Event.

The Reserve Bank’s seventh Teacher Immersion Event will be held on Friday, 19 July 2024. 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 note this agenda is subject to change.

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 Labour Market and Full Employment*
11:00 – 11:30 Morning tea and networking
11:30 – 1:00

Explaining and Teaching Economic Concepts in the Classroom:

Session 1: Economic Growth*

Session 2: Exchange Rates*

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch and networking
2:00 – 2:45 Recent Trends in Inflation*
2:45 – 3:30 Monetary Policy Tools and Implementation*
3:30 – 3:45 Afternoon tea and networking
3:45 – 4:30 Panel Discussion: Your Questions Answered
4:30 – 4:45 Closing remarks
* These sessions (excluding Q&A) will be filmed and made available on the Reserve Bank’s education website in the weeks following the event.