Professional development

Consumer and financial literacy education for teachers

ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching provides free professional development for teachers  and teaching resources so you can effectively teach young people about money.

Our professional development is aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and is designed to build your personal financial capability and support you to integrate consumer and financial literacy education into your teaching programs (also see Financial Health for Teachers).

Click on the PD course names below to find out more.

Accredited courses (TQI, NESA, Teacher identified activity)

Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart

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Take a practical, curriculum-based approach to teaching financial literacy and develop your own financial health.

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Course outcomes

  • Describe how ASIC's MoneySmart program builds financial literacy education for the next generation.
  • Select MoneySmart resources to help you teach financial literacy.
  • Select MoneySmart resources to improve your financial health.

Course details

  • Duration:   1 hour 30 mins
  • Accreditation: 
    • Teacher identified activity for 1 hour 30 mins 
    • Accredited with NESA for 1 hour 30 mins (NSW only) 
  • Audience:  Primary, Secondary, VET teachers
  • Linked courses: Connect MoneySmart: Use MoneySmart 

Connect MoneySmart: Use MoneySmart

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Examine the importance of teaching financial literacy and practical use classroom resources.

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Course outcomes

  • Examine why financial literacy education is such an important area in the Australian school curriculum, drawing on relevant research.
  • Connect to the key global and national initiatives for financial literacy education underpinning ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching program.
  • Use digital and other resources for primary, secondary and VET students to plan and deliver your lessons.

Course details

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Accreditation: 
    • Teacher identified activity for 1 hour 30 mins 
    • Accredited with NESA for 1 hour 30 mins (NSW only) 
  • Audience:  Primary, Secondary, VET teachers
  • Linked course: Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart 

Teaching Maths through financial literacy (Primary)

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This course supports primary school teachers to use consumer and financial literacy education as a context for the learning and teaching of Mathematics.

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  Purpose

  • Critically explore and reflect on how consumer and financial literacy education is used as a context for teaching Mathematics
  • Make informed connections between the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics as well as the Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy
  • Consider the impact of key documents and policies influencing consumer and financial literacy education
  • Create and share differentiated consumer and financial literacy education and generate new ideas for how this will be incorporated using teaching strategies
  • Plan, implement and reflect on a lesson sequence that uses consumer and financial literacy as a context for learning and teaching Mathematics

Course details

  • Duration: 1 hour core course plus 2 x 1.5 hour specialised primary courses (4 hours in total)
  • Accreditation:
    • Teacher identified activity 
    • TQI accredited for 4 hours until 31 December 2018
  • Audience: Qualified primary school teachers and other school staff

Non-accredited courses (Teacher identified activity)

Financial Literacy 101

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A course to explain the importance of financial literacy education and the classroom resources available to support Initial Teacher Education Students.

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Purpose

  • Explains why consumer and financial literacy education is important
  • Shows Initial Teacher Education Students what is in it for them - both professionally and personally
  • Introduces ASIC's MoneySmart website and the resources available to support Initial Teacher Education Students in the classroom
  • Introduces ASIC's MoneySmart Schools concept

Course details

  • Duration: 2 x 1 hour courses
  • Accreditation:  Teacher identified activity 
  • Audience: Initial Teacher Education Students

Using Knowing Growing Showing

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A resource supporting Indigenous learners

Open resource

Purpose

  • Provides teachers with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the Knowing Growing Showing resource
  • Understand the community and cultural considerations that underpin consumer and financial literacy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts
  • Demonstrates the flexibility of the resource and how it can be tailored to meet learners' educational needs
  • Develop strategies to engage students in learning about money and finances
  • Understand how behaviour with money can impact on individuals and communities
  • Learn how to build students' essential life skills by providing them with the knowledge and skills to make wise decisions about money, finances and consumer issues

Course details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Accreditation:  Teacher identified activity 
  • Audience: Teachers (including pre-service teachers) and other school staff

Delivering ASIC's Be MoneySmart

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A money management resource for VET and secondary students

Open resource

Purpose

  • Gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of ASIC's Be MoneySmart resource
  • Consider strategies to deliver the Be MoneySmart resource in accredited and non-accredited settings
  • Understand the resource's flexibility and how to deliver the topics in a meaningful way to learners
  • Understand how the program maps to the unit of competency FNSFLT301 Be MoneySmart (part of the Financial Services Training Package)

Course details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Accredited:   Teacher identified activity 
  • Audience: Teachers, trainers and community educators

 


Last updated: 30 Oct 2018