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

Improve your confidence to teach financial literacy using authentic contexts.

Our professional development is aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and designed to build your personal financial capability. 

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Accredited courses (TQI, NESA, Teacher identified activity)

Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart

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"This course has been personally most beneficial. If I'd known this info in my younger years, I would have been more in control of my financial situation. I'm going to recommend it to my nearest and dearest and work colleagues - participant

COURSE RETIRING

Please note: This course (1:30 hr duration) will be ending on 31 December 2019. You MUST complete this course by then if you require:

  • accreditation with NESA
  • accreditation with TQI (and you must ALSO complete 'Connect MoneySmart: Use MoneySmart' by 31 December 2019)
  • a certificate of completion.

This course is being replaced with an updated course (2 hour duration, with the same name and NESA and TQI accreditation) in early 2020.

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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"The Moneysmart resources are excellent and the frameworks are there for us to build on to the needs of the students in front of us - participant

COURSE RETIRING

Please note: This course (1:30 hr duration) will be ending on 31 December 2019. You MUST complete this course by then if you require:

  • accreditation with NESA
  • accreditation with TQI (and you must ALSO complete 'Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart' by 31 December 2019)
  • a certificate of completion.

This course is being replaced with an updated course (2 hour duration, with the same name and NESA and TQI accreditation) in early 2020.

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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"Great course to help integrate financial literacy right throughout the curriculum. The hands on experiences are very useful. The resources will make it much easier to teach - participant

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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"Excellent scenarios - reflect real life situations. Very useful calculator resources to guide students with budgeting and planning long-term savings to enable achieving future investments. Thanks for great financial strategies we can easily implement in the classroom!!! - participant

 

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)

MoneySmart HASS (Primary)

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"I have been stimulated by the range of integrated units and resources in the program and feel inspired to teach MoneySmart which engages students and teaches financial literacy using authentic contexts and provides skills and strategies which are relevant for everyday life - participant

This free professional development will help you teach financial literacy through primary Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) using curriculum-based resources and authentic contexts.

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  Learning outcomes

  • Explore why financial literacy is a useful context for teaching HASS.
  • Make clear connections between Australian Curriculum: HASS, its subjects and financial literacy.
  • Use MoneySmart Teaching resources to explore authentic contexts to engage your students and teach financial literacy.
  • Explore enterprise initiatives and cross-curriculum priorities to develop strategies.
  • 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)
    • 3.4 - Select and use resources (NESA & TQI)
    • 6.2 - Engage in professional learning and improve practice (NESA & TQI)

MoneySmart HASS (Secondary)

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"Drawing students attention to their financial responsibilities, both current and future. Some wonderful resources provided here that I will definitely be implementing in the classroom.

This free professional development will help you teach financial literacy through secondary Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) using curriculum-based resources and authentic contexts.

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  Learning outcomes

  • Explore why financial literacy is a useful context for teaching HASS.
  • Make clear connections between Australian Curriculum: HASS, its subjects and financial literacy.
  • Use MoneySmart Teaching resources to explore authentic contexts to engage your students and teach financial literacy.
  • Explore enterprise initiatives and cross-curriculum priorities to develop strategies.
  • 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)
    • 3.4 - Select and use resources (NESA & TQI)
    • 6.2 - Engage in professional learning and improve practice (NESA & TQI)

Teaching young adults about money (Be MoneySmart)

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This free professional development will help you teach young adults about money using the 'Be MoneySmart' resource - a curriculum-based video resource using authentic contexts.

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  Learning outcomes

  • Identify the components and benefits of Be MoneySmart.
  • Develop strategies to teach financial literacy through authentic contexts
  • Build your confidence to deliver Be MoneySmart to students in your classroom.

Course details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Audience: Secondary/VET/RTO teachers, trainers, community educators
  • 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)
    • 3.4 - Select and use resources (NESA & TQI)
    • 6.2 - Engage in professional learning and improve practice (NESA & TQI)

Teaching Indigenous students about money (Knowing Growing Showing)

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This free professional development will help you teach Indigenous students about money using the 'Knowing Growing Showing' resource using a curriculum-based online resource and authentic contexts.

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  Learning outcomes

  • Identify the components and benefits of Knowing Growing Showing.
  • Develop strategies to teach financial literacy through authentic contexts.
  • Build your confidence to deliver Knowing Growing Showing to students in your classroom.

Course details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Audience: Secondary/VET/RTO teachers, trainers, community educators
  • 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)
    • 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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COURSE RETIRING

Please note: This course will be ending on 31 December 2019. You MUST complete this course by then if you require a certificate of completion.

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 

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Last updated: 06 Nov 2019