Economics (TASC Level 3)

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Economics (TASC Level 3) - An Introduction

By studying Economics Level 3, learners develop an understanding of how we organise ourselves to satisfy people's needs and wants. They learn how economic events and issues affect their lives and how they can use the knowledge and skills of economics to inform their participation in society. They become aware that economic decisions are not value free and have outcomes that may be inconsistent with social and ethical values.This course uses an inquiry model of learning.

TASC. EconomicsLevel 3, ECN315116, 2020.

Course content for TASC Economics level 3 can be found here.

Independent studies (IPs): When undertaking any independent study, research or book reviews you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for HASS subjects.

Library Resources
AV Resources
Web Resources

Library Resources

On the shelves

Keyword Searching

Enter any topic in accounting into the Library catalogue to locate additional information on both the Library shelves and in the HASS collections.

  • Australian Economics
  • Economists
  • Free Trade
  • Inflation (Finance)
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary policy -- Australia

Dewey numbers

  • 330 = Economics
  • 330.1 System, schools & theories
  • 330.994 = Economics - Australia
  • 331 Labour economics
  • 332.4994 = Monetary Policy - Australia
  • 333 Environmental economics
  • 339.4 Income

Subject Heading

Reference Resources

Reference resources include encyclopedia, dictionaries, yearbooks and almanacs. Reference material can be a way to determine basic information about a new or unfamiliar topic.

General Encyclopedia

  • World Book Encyclopedia


The Library receives multiple serials relating to Economics that are provided directly to your teacher:

  • EcoDate
  • Economics and Business Educators (EBE)
  • AES Student Bulletin Series

AV Resources


Web Resources

Be careful what you download and use from the Internet.

Before using information from a web address ensure you are looking at a publication from a legitimate source. Material from the Internet often does not acknowledge the author or creator, does not cite references or footnotes, or include any type of bibliography or reference list. Use this type of material with caution. As part of your research process you need to sort out the reliable sources from the less trustworthy sites.

For further information read the Library Fact Sheet Evaluating Information from the Web.

Online Reference

General Information


Referencing advice: TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard (Author, Date) style for Economics. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by the HASS Faculty are also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are shelved separately in the Library and may be found by using the Library catalogue. You may need to ask Library staff to bring you some titles.