Economics Teachers Society of South Australia


The Economics Teachers’ Society of South Australia (ETSSA) is a professional association for teachers of Economics in Secondary Schools.

ETSSA aims to support the teaching of Economics by:

  • Encouraging the teaching and study of economics and its application in Australia.
  • Providing professional learning opportunities for teachers including conferences and professional development opportunities.
  • Promoting the study of Economics, especially in Years 11 and 12 of secondary school, but also beyond secondary education.
  • Assisting students in their learning through provision of conferences.
  • Sponsoring the Economics Prize for the top student in South Australia for Stage 2 SACE Economics.
  • Advocating on behalf of Economics Educators.
  • Promoting the public recognition of the role of economics.
  • Providing input into educational reviews through submissions.
  • Liaising with organisations, private, educational, commercial and government in relation to the development and provision of the economics curriculum.
  • Representing South Australian teachers at the national level through participation in the peak body the Business Educators of Australasia (BEA).
  • Liaise with other organisations that may assist The Economics Teachers Society in achieving its goals.


The benefits of membership of The Economics Teachers’ Society of South Australia (ETSSA) include:

  • Access to ETSSA professional development opportunities such as conferences, seminars and workshops (often provided in partnership with universities, the Reserve Bank of Australia, government departments or other organisations)
  • Links to other Economic-related websites
  • Links to current articles
  • Access to sample assessment tasks (to be developed during 2020)
  • Access presentations from Keynote and guest speakers from The Economics Teachers’ Society of South Australia (ETSSA) Annual
  • Opportunities to network with other Economics teachers.