Online learning and workshops

Implementing consumer and financial literacy education in your school

ASIC's online professional development (PD) courses 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 PD courses are aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

PD online courses:

PD downloadable workshops (.zip)

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 (NESA & TQI  accreditation pending)
  • Audience:  Primary, Secondary, VET teachers
  • Linked courses: Connect MoneySmart: Use MoneySmart (1 hour - NESA & TQI  accreditation pending)

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 - NESA & TQI accreditation pending
  • Audience:  Primary, Secondary, VET teachers
  • Linked course: Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart (1 hour - NESA & TQI accreditation pending)

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

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 and 2 x 1.5 hour specialised primary courses (TQI accredited for 4 hours until 31 December 2018)
  • Audience: Qualified primary school teachers and other school staff

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

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

 

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

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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

Workshop details

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

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

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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

Workshop details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Audience: Teaching teams who are interested in teaching a MoneySmart Teaching unit of work

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

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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

Workshop details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Audience: Teachers of consumer and financial literacy units of work

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

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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

Workshop

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Audience: Parents/carers and interested community members

Last updated: 17 Sep 2018