This course provides an introduction to the main ideas and concepts involved in modern economics, and attempts to provide students with an understanding of how the economy works; how individuals, businesses and governments form and shape their decisions using economic principles; and the role of public policy on outcomes including the trade-offs faced in making policy decisions. It considers both microeconomics - the analysis of choices made by individual decision-making agents (households and businesses) - and macroeconomics - the analysis of the economy as a whole. Students will develop skills to critically analyse real-world issues using the perspective of an economist, and communicate ideas and arguments about economics in a logical, coherent and evidenced based manner.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 195kB).
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government and students pay a contribution amount. Each course of study (subject) is classified into a student contribution band, depending on the study area of the course (this discipline may be different from the study area of your program).
2024 contribution amount* -
2024 contribution amount - continuing student who commenced before 1 Jan 2021* - $1,597
* for Clinical Psychology (Clin Psych) & Professional Pathways (Prof Path) bands the contribution amount is determined by accredited program. Students in Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work accredited programs should visit our CSP page for further information.
Note: The Job-ready Graduates Package introduced new funding clusters and contribution amounts from the 2021 academic year. If you are a continuing student who commenced before 1 January 2021 studying course in disciplines with increased contribution amounts, you will continue paying the same amount (indexed each year) as you would have. For further information visit the Australia Government's Study Assist website.
These places are offered for postgraduate studies or to CSP ineligible students and tuition fees are not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.
International tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about international tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.
It is important to check course delivery details including location and census date, prior to making decisions about enrolment. Detailed semester and census date information can be found on the Important Dates page.