Workshops and online learning

Implementing consumer and financial literacy education in your school

Our program of teacher and parent workshops is designed to integrate consumer and financial literacy education into teaching programs. 

A whole school approach to consumer and financial literacy education is ideal, but this process and each of the workshops can be adapted to meet the differing needs of schools. 

The Facilitator Guide provides an overview of all professional learning workshops and a suggested  approach for implementing consumer and financial literacy education into your school's curriculum.

Teachers may wish to contact the local MoneySmart Teaching Project Officer to discuss the best approach for you and your school.

Online module: Delivering ASIC's Be MoneySmart

Title Delivering ASIC's Be MoneySmart new icon
Duration 2 hours 
Audience Teachers, trainers and community educators using ASIC's Be MoneySmart resource with learners.  
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 flexibility of the program and how to deliver the topics in a meaningful way to your learners
  • Understand how the program maps to the unit of competency FNSFLT301 Be MoneySmart (part of the Financial Services Training Package)
Delivery options

Online module: ASIC's MoneySmart maths for primary teachers

Title MoneySmart maths for primary teachers new icon
Duration 5 hours (2016 TQI Accredited for 4 hours) Latest Tqi
Audience Teachers (including preservice teachers) interested in primary mathematics  
Purpose
  • Explore how money and financial concepts can be used as a tool to engage students in mathematics
  • Experience how mathematic learning can be made meaningful and purposeful using real life learning contexts
  • Understand the connections between the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework (The Framework) and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics(V8.1) 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 add value and create a deeper and richer learning experience for students
Delivery options

Online module: Introduction to Consumer and Financial Literacy Education in Australia

Title Introduction to Consumer and Financial Literacy Education in Australia
Duration 2 hours (2016 TQI Accredited) Latest Tqi
Audience Pre-service teachers, teachers, and other school staff
Purpose
  • Raise awareness of C&FL education - why it is important
  • Show teachers what is in it for them - professionally and personally
  • Introduce the MoneySmart Teaching website and all the resources available to support teachers in the classroom
  • Introduce the MoneySmart Schools concept
Delivery options

Workshop 1: Introduction to Consumer and Financial Literacy education for teachers

Title Introduction to Consumer and Financial Literacy education for teachers
Duration 90-120
Audience Whole school staff (or any variation such as specific faculties)
Purpose
  • Raise awareness of C&FL education - why it is important
  • Show teachers what is in it for them - professionally and personally
  • Introduce the MoneySmart Teaching website and all the resources available
  • Introduce the MoneySmart Schools concept
Delivery options
Resources

Workshop for teachers:

Workshop 2: Exploring Consumer and Financial Literacy education in your classroom

Title Exploring Consumer and Financial Literacy education in your classroom
Duration 120 minutes
Audience Teaching teams interested in teaching a MoneySmart Teaching unit of work - Year levels / Faculties / Whole school - dependent on school approach
Purpose
  • Review the importance of teaching consumer and financial literacy (C&FL) education
  • Consider parent/carer responses
  • Undertake an audit of what C&FL is already being taught and identify existing units of work that could be adapted to include a C&FL focus
  • Explore the MoneySmart Teaching units of work
  • Select units of work that will be taught to specific classes
  • Prepare for Workshop 3
Delivery options
  • School delivery using the provided resources
Resources

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Workshop 3: Sharing your experiences of teaching Consumer and Financial Literacy

Title Sharing your experiences of teaching Consumer and Financial Literacy
Duration 120 mins
Audience Teachers who taught consumer and financial literacy (C&FL) units of work
Purpose
  • Engage teachers in reflective feedback to their teaching teams on the unit taught -student engagement, strengths and possible enhancements
  • Identify and select MoneySmart Teaching units of work to add to school's bank of units
  • Review any existing and adapted units of work with C&FL content to align with the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework
  • Add content descriptions for newly developed C&FL units of work to school's curriculum bank
  • Move C&FL education activities from the informal to formal curriculum
  • Prepare for sharing/showcasing the MoneySmart Teaching outcomes with your school and broader community
  • Determine your school's priorities and implementation plan
Delivery options
  • School delivery using the provided resources
Resources

Workshop for teachers:

Parent and carer workshop: Teaching kids about money

Title Parent and carer workshop: Teaching kids about money
Duration 60 minutes
Audience Parents/carers and interested community members
Purpose
  • Provide an overview of consumer and financial literacy (C&FL) education and why it is important
  • Show how the school is recognising the importance of C&FL
  • Allow parents/carers to provide input into which issues should be addressed
  • Provide parents/carers with information on how they can help their children at home
Delivery options
  • School delivery using the provided resources
Resources

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2016