Practical resources and support for economic students

CCIWA
Student Economic Forum
CCIWA

ABN: 96 929 977 985 ACN: 099 891 611 
Copyright © 2020 Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

ABN: 96 929 977 985 ARBN: 099 891 611 

Copyright © 2020 Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

An economics degree can take you down many interesting career paths that cross-industry sectors from finance to business to public policy. The qualification is highly valued by the public, private and not-for-profit sectors for the varied range of skills acquired. An economics degree will equip you with Analytical, Decision, and Problem-solving skills.

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CAREERS IN ECONOMICS

WORK EXPERIENCE WHILE STUDYING

If you choose to undertake an Economics Degree, try and get some work experience across the various fields while you are studying. This will give you an opportunity to see economics being used in a real work setting, and creates networks with future potential employers. 

Explore programs such as vacation internships or Work Integrated Learning programs at the various universities across Australia.

CCIWA has a partnership with Curtin University to assist students undertaking Commerce degrees to attain short work placements for course credit as part of their degree.

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Essential guides for graduates

CCIWA regularly develop careers information from talking to its Members and the WA business community. We offer a series of Essential Guides for graduates that tackle topics from how to get a job, resilience, and what attributes your future boss is looking for.

OUTLOOK - EYE OF THE STORM

Career guidance and advice

Outlook is our biannual publication that provides expert forward-looking economic analysis, containing:

  • Analysis of the state, national and international economies
  • Economic forecasts on key indicators such as inflation, the labour force and employment 

Our most recent report released is Outlook - Eye of the storm.

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The state of the WA economy

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STUDENT ACTVITY

Our Student Economic Forum is now in its 24th year. 
We're pleased to present 2021 year 12 economic students with study support resources and career advice. 

2021 ATAR STUDY TIPS

WA's Labour Force

July 2021 labour force snapshot notes

  • WA’s headline unemployment rate jumped 0.5 percentage points to 5.1 per cent in June.

  • Nearly 13,000 West Australians found employment over the month. 

  • This was made up of 24,700 full-time jobs and 12,700 fewer part-time jobs. 

  • Female unemployment recovered 0.3 percentage points from the last quarter, steadying at 4.6%, while male unemployment climbed 0.5 percentage points to 5.6%. 

  • The critical metric of hours worked improved, with 1.6 million more hours racked up in June. 

  • There are 26,700 more jobs in WA since the pandemic began. 

  • Labour Force data is released by the ABS monthly, and we compile it into a series of snapshots.

To get the best, fastest, and spin-free insights before anyone else, join Chief Economist Aaron Morey for the CCIWA Budget Breakdown, delivered immediately after the budget is released.

We invite you to join us as an online attendee at no cost.

To get your tickets, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Click the Ticketbooth button below
  2. Select the number of tickets you require as an ‘Individual Online Non-Member’
  3. Use the Coupon Code ‘ECONFORUM' at the checkout to get your free tickets.

You will be emailed a link to join the live stream the evening prior to the event. We look forward to welcoming you.

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CCIWA provides its Members, government and industry access to WA focused economic data and analysis. We release a range of tools, resources and information regularly.

This site was proudly produced in partnership with the Economics Teachers' Association of Western Australia 

Each year we put together an activity containing a range of economic questions, on a number of topics closely aligned to the school curriculum. 

This year we've included some additional questions on current economic events and trends.

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