Online learning and workshops

Implementing consumer and financial literacy education in your school

ASIC's online professional development modules and face-to-face workshops are designed to build your personal financial capability and support you to integrate consumer and financial literacy education into your teaching programs.

Our professional development is aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Online module: Introduction to consumer and financial literacy education

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A module to explain the importance of financial literacy education and the classroom resources available

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

Audience

  • Teachers (including pre-service teachers) and other school staff

Duration

  • 2 hours (TQI accredited)

Online module: ASIC's MoneySmart maths for primary teachers

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Using money and finances to engage students in mathematics

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  • Explores how money and financial concepts can be used to engage students in maths
  • Understand how real-life learning contexts can make maths more meaningful for learners
  • Understand the connections between the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (V8.3) as well as the Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy
  • Explore how taking a broader approach to the design of learning for the 'Money and financial mathematics' - sub-strand of the Australian Curriculum can create a deeper and richer learning experience for students

Audience

  • Teachers (including pre-service teachers) and other school staff

Duration

  • 5 hours (TQI accredited for 4 hours)

Online module: Using Knowing Growing Showing

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A resource supporting Indigenous learners

Open module

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

Audience

  • Teachers (including pre-service teachers) and other school staff

Duration

  • 2 hours

Online module: Delivering ASIC's Be MoneySmart

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A money management resource for VET and secondary students

Open module

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)

Audience

  • Teachers, trainers and community educators

Duration

  • 2 hours

Workshop 1: Introduction to consumer and financial literacy education for teachers

A face-to-face workshop to build teachers knowledge and understanding of consumer and financial literacy education

Open workshop resources

Purpose

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

Audience

  • Teachers (including pre-service teachers) and other school staff

Duration

  • 2 hours

Workshop 2: Exploring consumer and financial literacy education in your classroom

A face-to-face workshop to implement ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching units of work in your school

Open workshop resources

Purpose

  • Review the importance of teaching consumer and financial literacy
  • Consider parent/carer responses to consumer and financial literacy education
  • Undertake an audit of what consumer and financial literacy education is already being taught
  • Identify existing units of work that could be adapted to include a consumer and financial literacy focus
  • Explore ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching units of work
  • Select units of work that will be taught to specific classes
  • Prepare for Workshop 3

Audience

  • Teaching teams who are interested in teaching a MoneySmart Teaching unit of work

Duration

  • 2 hours

Workshop 3: Sharing your experiences of teaching consumer and financial literacy

A face-to-face workshop to review the implementation of ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching units of work with your teaching team

Open workshop resources

Purpose

  • Engage in reflective feedback on the units taught. Considerations might include: student engagement, strengths and possible enhancements
  • Identify and select ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching units of work to add to school's bank of units
  • Review any existing and adapted units of work with consumer and financial literacy content to align with the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework
  • Add content descriptions for newly-developed consumer and financial literacy units of work to school's curriculum bank
  • Move consumer and financial literacy education activities from the informal to formal curriculum
  • Prepare for sharing/showcasing ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching outcomes with the school and broader community
  • Determine the school's financial literacy priorities and implementation plan

Audience

  • Teachers of consumer and financial literacy units of work

Duration

  • 2 hours

Parent and carer workshop: Teaching kids about money

A face-to-face workshop to engage parents and carers in teaching their kids about money and finances

Open workshop resources

Purpose

  • Provides an overview of what consumer and financial literacy education involves and why it is important
  • Shows how the school is recognising the importance of consumer and financial literacy
  • Invites parents/carers to provide input into which issues should be addressed when teaching kids about money
  • Explains how parents/carers can help their children at home

Audience

  • Parents/carers and interested community members

Duration

  • 1 hour

Last updated: 27 Oct 2017