Becoming a MoneySmart School
Although you need to meet requirements, the path to
becoming a MoneySmart School may be different for each
Completion of Teacher Workshop 1
We recommend that the whole school staff undertake Teacher Workshop 1 -
Introduction to consumer and financial literacy education for
teachers either through a face to face professional
development workshop or our online equivalent prior to registering
to become a MoneySmart School.
To organise for a Workshop 1 presentation at your school contact
a MoneySmart Teaching Project
Officer or complete the online module equivalent.
Workshop 1 is also available for download from the MoneySmart
website for delivery within your school.
- Raises awareness of the importance of consumer and financial
literacy for young people and the need to start this as early as
possible in their lives
- Showcases ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching's broad range of
Australian Curriculum aligned ready to use classroom
- Shows how MoneySmart Teaching helps teachers build
capacity and confidence to teach consumer and financial literacy in
the classroom and supports teacher personal learning.
Gaining your Principal's support is important for schools
registering to become a MoneySmart School.
The MoneySmart School model encourages schools to integrate
consumer and financial literacy education across all year levels as
well as raise awareness and engage with the broader school and
local community. This can only be achieved with the support of the
Nominate a key contact
Nominate a key liaison person in your school who will be a key
contact for the program.
Provide implementation strategies
Simply tell us what you are doing in relation to consumer and
financial literacy education in your school. An example of one
plan is provided to assist you. This will help us
to identify how we can best support you.
We understand that each school's approach will be different and
that schools will implement consumer and financial literacy
education in a way that best meets the needs of their students,
teachers and community. Some schools may take a staged approach to
implementation starting with just one learning area or faculty and
expand over time. Others make consumer and financial literacy a
whole school priority by embedding it in all learning areas and all
The following is a list of suggested consumer and financial
literacy activities that you could undertake to be considered to be
a MoneySmart School.
- Establishing a leadership role in the school to coordinate and
drive consumer and financial literacy education
- Develop an implementation plan for the teaching of consumer and
financial literacy education in your school
- Embedding consumer and financial literacy units of work and
digital resources into your school's curriculum structure by:
- Undertaking an audit of what consumer and financial literacy
education is currently being taught both formally and
informally. (An audit template is provided in the Facilitator
Guide - Resource 3)
- Using the MoneySmart Teaching units of work and digital
- Adapting MoneySmart Teaching units of work and digital
resources to align with your school priorities
- Adapting existing units of work to include a consumer and
financial literacy perspective
- Developing your own consumer and financial literacy units of
work. (A planner template is provided in the Facilitator
Guide - Resource 8, to support this process)
- Incorporating informal activities such as fundraising events to
be part of the formal curriculum
- Participating in consumer and financial literacy showcase
activities or events that engage the school community.
- Undertaking MoneySmart Teaching Workshop 2 - Exploring
Consumer and Financial Literacy Education in your classroom and
Workshop 3 - Sharing
your experiences of teaching Consumer and Financial
- Delivering the MoneySmart Teaching parent workshop or other
parent engagement approaches
- Engaging with local school networks and local businesses
ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching program is reviewed on an
ongoing basis to ensure continual improvement and we request your
participation in this process. Participation may mean that ASIC or
an external evaluator could request your engagement in some form of
How to register
Once you have read and understood the criteria to become a
MoneySmart School you can register your school online.
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any queries or to request a copy of our brochure.
Registering as a MoneySmart School will involve collection of
certain personal information including your name and contact
details. You can find information about ASIC's collection and
handling of your personal information by consulting ASIC's privacy
Last updated: 13 Sep 2016