Professional development for teachers

Free, independent online consumer and financial literacy training

"This online professional learning has exceeded my expectations and I feel more confident in teaching about financial issues

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 the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and designed to build your personal financial capability. It will also support you to integrate consumer and financial literacy education into your teaching programs (also see Financial Health for Teachers).

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Accredited courses (TQI, NESA, Teacher identified activity)

Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart

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Take this free professional development to learn 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
  • Audience:  Primary, Secondary, VET teachers
  • Accreditation: 
    • Teacher identified activity for 1 hour 30 mins 
    • TQI (ACT only) for 3 hours ONLY if completed in conjunction with  Connect MoneySmart: Use MoneySmart
    • NESA (NSW only) for 1 hour 30 mins
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient Career Stage:
    • 2.1 - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area (NESA & TQI)
    • 3.4 - Select and use resources (NESA & TQI)
    • 6.2 - Engage in professional learning and improve practice (NESA & TQI)
  • 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 by completing this free professional development.

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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
  • Audience:  Primary, Secondary, VET teachers
  • Accreditation: 
    • Teacher identified activity for 1 hour 30 mins 
    • TQI (ACT only) for 3 hours ONLY if completed in conjunction with  Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart
    • NESA (NSW only) for 1 hour 30 mins
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient Career Stage:
    • 2.1 - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area (NESA & TQI)
    • 3.4 - Select and use resources (NESA & TQI)
    • 6.2 - Engage in professional learning and improve practice (NESA & TQI)
  • Linked course: Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart

MoneySmart Maths (Primary)

 

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This free professional development will help you teach financial literacy through primary maths using curriculum-based resources and authentic contexts.

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  Learning outcomes

  • Examine why financial literacy provides a useful context for teaching mathematics.
  • Explore connections between financial literacy and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and its sub-strands.
  • Use MoneySmart teaching resources and tools to create authentic contexts to teaching financial literacy through maths to engage your students.
  • Use MoneySmart teaching resources and tools to develop strategies for adapting resources to suit your student cohort.
  • Reflect and provide feedback on your learning experience.

Course details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Audience: Primary teachers
  • Accreditation:
    • Teacher identified activity 
    • TQI (ACT) and NESA (NSW) for 2 hours.
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient Career Stage:
    • 2.1 - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area (NESA & TQI)
    • 2.5 - Literacy and numeracy strategies (TQI only)
    • 3.4 - Select and use resources (NESA & TQI)
    • 6.2 - Engage in professional learning and improve practice (NESA & TQI)

MoneySmart Maths (Secondary)

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This free professional development will help you teach financial literacy through secondary maths using curriculum-based resources and authentic contexts.

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  Learning outcomes

  • Examine why financial literacy provides a useful context for teaching mathematics.
  • Explore connections between financial literacy and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and its sub-strands.
  • Use MoneySmart teaching resources and tools to create authentic contexts to teaching financial literacy through maths to engage your students.
  • Use MoneySmart teaching resources and tools to develop strategies for adapting resources to suit your student cohort.
  • Reflect and provide feedback on your learning experience.

Course details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Audience: Secondary teachers
  • Accreditation:
    • Teacher identified activity 
    • TQI (ACT) and NESA (NSW) for 2 hours.
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient Career Stage:
    • 2.1 - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area (NESA & TQI)
    • 2.5 - Literacy and numeracy strategies (TQI only)
    • 3.4 - Select and use resources (NESA & TQI)
    • 6.2 - Engage in professional learning and improve practice (NESA & TQI)

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
  • Audience: Initial Teacher Education Students
  • Accreditation:  Teacher identified activity 

Using Knowing Growing Showing

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A resource supporting Indigenous learners

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

Delivering ASIC's Be MoneySmart

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A money management resource for VET and secondary students

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

 


Last updated: 18 Mar 2019