How teachers can use MoneySmart
MoneySmart is for you in and out of the
6 WAYS TEACHERS CAN USE MONEYSMART
The MoneySmart website contains a wealth of information, tools
and resources to help all Australians build better financial
This page collates all relevant information for primary,
secondary and VET teachers to help you:
- understand the value of consumer and financial literacy
- get the most out of the MoneySmart Teaching program
- identify key resources to teach young people about money
Consumer and financial literacy education is important as young
people are interacting with money and making consumer choices.
Knowing how to effectively handle and manage money is a core life
skill, particularly as money has become 'invisible' and
ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching is the only
Australian Government consumer and financial literacy program for
primary and secondary students and their teachers, supported by
state and territory education authorities and the Australian
Council of State School Organisation.
ASIC's comprehensive MoneySmart Teaching strategy is informed by
national and international research and policy documents. The goal
is to support young people to become confident and informed,
financially literate consumers and problem solvers, both now and
into the future.
- Being MoneySmart is a core life skill in the twenty-first
- Being MoneySmart builds financial health and well-being.
- You're never too young to be MoneySmart.
Add financial literacy to your toolkit
View the video to see why consumer and financial literacy are an
important thing to consider when it comes to teaching.
Download our implementation
guide (Word version) which
assists teachers and schools to incorporate consumer and financial
literacy within their classroom and school community.
We have over 100 quality financial literacy
education resources that are aligned to the
Australian curriculum, ranging from Foundation 2 to VET level
Using money and finances as an engaging context for learning,
teachers provide their students with authentic learning experiences
across all subject areas.
The table below shows you how you can filter our resources and
tailor the results to suit your needs:
|Year level(s) & audience
- Young adults
- The Arts
- Design and Technologies
- Digital technologies
- Health and Physical Education
- Work studies
- Humanities and social sciences
- Economics & business
- Asia region
- Mobile phones
Types of resources
Our resources are availble in the following formats:
- Units of work - approx. 10 hours of teaching
and learning activities that can be adapted to suit the varying
needs of students and the timetabling within your
- Digiactivities and digibooks - used in
conjunction with a unit of work or as a stand alone
- Resource collections - online resources
covering a variety of topics.
Filter over 100 teaching resources to suit your cohort.
Resources by audience
As well as filtering teaching resources by topic and audience,
some additional information are highlighted below.
||For community settlement workers
ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching recognises
that parents and carers have highly relevant skills and experiences
to share in the area of consumer and financial literacy. Below are
some useful links to additional content:
- The MoneySmart website has
valuable information for parents on teaching children about managing money.
- A series of five videos is available
featuring David Koch and his wife Libby sharing information and
suggestions for teaching children about managing their money.
Parent notes are also provided.
- Our Money management kit includes audio
content and photo stories (videos) in 16 different languages
including English. The kit was developed for community settlement
workers who work with new arrivals. It can also be used by teachers
and welfare and healthcare professionals who provide general
financial literacy education, or teach English as a second
- MoneySmart also has helpful information about managing your money in 26 languages
Other tools & resources
As well as dedicated teaching resources, there are many more
tools and resources that could be tailored to support your teaching
of consumer and financial literacy in the classroom.
|Financial calculators & tools
||Life events & you
|Teachers can also access a range of
financial tools & resources which could
be adapted for use in the classroom, including:
- Calculators & apps
- Budget planner
- Compound interest calculator
- Credit card calculator
- Savings goal calculator
- Income tax calculator
- Superannuation calculator
- GST calculator
- TrackMySpend app
- Financial infographics
- eNewsletter subscription.
Great resources for inside and outside the classroom.
|Everyone's situation is different and the
MoneySmart website has useful information and tips to deal with
life's challenges, including:
- Buying a home
- Divorce or separation
- Getting a pet
- Getting a tax refund, bonus or inheritance
- Getting married
- Having a baby
We also have information tailored for special groups of
- Indigenous people
- People who speak other languages
- Under 25s
- Over 55s
Find information that suits your situation.
events and you
Professional development for teachers
ASIC's MoneySmart professional
development programs are free and aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for
Teachers, available online.
- Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart
- Connect MoneySmart: Use MoneySmart
- MoneySmart Maths (Primary)
- MoneySmart Maths (Secondary)
- MoneySmart HASS (Primary)
- MoneySmart HASS (Secondary)
- Teaching Indigenous students about money (Knowing Growing
- Teaching young adults about money (Be MoneySmart)
- Financial Literacy 101A & 101B (for pre-service
Get started on your professional development.
MoneySmart in schools
ASIC's MoneySmart Schools program recognises and supports
Australian schools that help their students develop good money
habits. The program also promotes the importance of consumer and
financial literacy to families and their local community.
The MoneySmart Teaching program has been integrated into a
number of schools across Australia.
Take a look at some of the ways MoneySmart Teaching is being
used in schools.
Video: Why use ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching? (1:56 mins)
Video about ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching
Wingham High School staff discuss the benefits of
the MoneySmart Teaching Program and why it was important to
implement in their school.
Hear from some schools who have successfully integrated
financial literacy into their school curriculum.
MoneySmart in schools
health for teachers
Financial Health for Teachers is a personal learning program
developed in partnership with Scott Pape, the 'Barefoot Investor'
- inspire and empower teachers
- help teachers feel confident with money
- provide practical strategies for dealing iwth financial issues
in Scott's '60, 60, 6 challenges'.
Teachers share their financial stories via video designed to
help you feel confident and in control of your money.
Try some of Scott Pape's Money Challenges to help you take
charge of your finances:
- Buying your first home
- Starting to invest
- Dealing with credit card debt
- Preparing for retirement
Video: Scott Pape's pay off your mortgage faster challenge
Video about buying your first home .
Take Scott Pape's money challenge that can help you pay off
mortgage faster and own your home.
View the financial health for teachers video series.
Financial health for
Last updated: 31 May 2019