The Reserve Bank’s public education program has been established to support educators and students to learn more about economics, the role of the RBA and the Australian economy. It features a comprehensive library of economics resources and numerous events throughout the year – all free of charge.
Its Online Student Talks series is offered in February, May and August. Two different presentations are available:
- Monetary Policy and Current Economic Conditions – aimed at Years 11-12 and featuring an RBA economist, who will take students through an explanation of monetary policy and the latest developments in the Australian economy.
- Introduction to Economics – aimed at Years 9-10 and featuring an RBA economist, who will help students to understand what an economy is, the sectors of the Australian economy and the role of the RBA, as well as a glimpse into the benefits of studying economics.
Teachers can book talks on behalf of their class. To book one of these talks, follow the link to the RBA’s Book a Talk page, click on the talk you are interested in and tap ‘Request a booking’. In the week before the talk, you will receive a Zoom link, which you can share with your students if they are logging in from their own devices.
The RBA’s resource library can be found at: https://www.rba.gov.au/education/resources/