Digital activity - Shopping for a mobile

In this activity, students will learn how to find a mobile phone deal that suits their needs. Learners explore and investigate a range of mobile phone deal options and practice having a conversation with a mobile phone salesperson. The 'Shopping for a mobile' convo covers topics such as:

  • Knowing how much you can afford to spend on a mobile phone
  • Knowing how mobile phone use affects the cost
  • Understanding mobile phone contracts
  • Knowing what to do about problems with mobile phone bills

This activity is part of the MoneySmart Rookie educator suite of resources.


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Resources key

Year Level

  • 9 - 10
  • 11 - 12
  • VET
  • Workplace


Understanding money

  • Income and expenditure
  • Goods and services
  • Needs and wants
  • Saving

Consumer education

  • Advertising
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Consumer protection
  • E-Commerce

Personal finance

  • Budgeting
  • Debt management

Protecting your money

  • Insurance
  • Credit
  • Getting advice

Learning area

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics and Business

Learning dimension

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Competence
  • Responsibility and enterprise

General capability

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social competence
  • Ethical behaviour


Student resource

  • Interactive

Last updated: 05 Mar 2018