Text version: Set your students on the path to smarter money choices
ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching is the Australian Government's
financial literacy education program for primary and secondary
students and their teachers, supported by state and territory
education authorities and the Australian Council of State School
Visit ASIC's MoneySmart website for freely available online
materials, including Australian Curriculum-aligned units of work,
digital resources and professional development for teachers.
Become a MoneySmart School today
For advice and support on becoming recognised as a MoneySmart
School, visit ASIC's MoneySmart website.
About ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching Program
Knowing how to manage money and make confident and informed
financial decisions are core skills needed at all stages of
ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching gives young people the opportunity to
start their financial education from the very beginning of their
schooling. It recognises and supports Australian schools that help
their students develop good money habits, and promotes the
importance of consumer and financial literacy to families and their
The program provides young people with the basics of consumer
and financial literacy so they can:
- understand the language of money and navigate the consumer and
- plan the management of their finances in order to spend, save,
donate and invest wisely
- understand risk and reward while exercising consumer rights and
- develop enterprising behaviours.
Schools, principals and teachers are ideally placed to help
young Australians develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and
behaviours required to meet the financial challenges of the
Professional Development and Teaching Resources
Our professional development is aligned to the Australian
Professional Standards for Teachers and is available online or
through face-to-face workshops in your school.
A comprehensive range of teaching resources aligned to the
Australian Curriculum and the National Consumer and Financial
Literacy Framework can be found on ASIC's MoneySmart website
- Teaching Resources for Primary and Secondary
Students - units of work with real-life contexts ready for use in
- Videos - short video clips on topics such as
managing credit cards, protecting yourself when shopping online,
and running a small business.
- Digital Activities - interactive learning
activities for students of all ages, including a series of mobile
phone activities for Years 5-8. Topics include choosing a mobile
phone plan, mobile credit, social media and security.
Teaching resources are available for a range of platforms
including computers, tablets and interactive whiteboards.
Involve parents and carers in the learning by encouraging them
to use activities on ASIC's MoneySmart website with their
Financial Health for Teachers
- ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching's personal learning program for
- Watch videos featuring real stories of teachers sharing their
- Find practical tips to make the most of your money, becoming
debt free and preparing for retirement.
- Visit moneysmart.gov.au/teaching
Become a MoneySmart School
Consumer and financial literacy is about having the right
knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to make informed
financial decisions. MoneySmart Schools are committed to supporting
and promoting consumer and financial literacy education in their
communities and preparing their students for life beyond school.
There are many benefits of becoming a MoneySmart School,
- Professional development - ongoing staff
development and leadership opportunities.
- Implementation guidance and support - access
to a MoneySmart Teaching project officer or ASIC education staff to
guide training, curriculum
implementation and community engagement approaches.
- Promotional support - public relations and
marketing support to promote your commitment to consumer and
financial literacy education in your school
and local community.
- Showcase your efforts - opportunities to
showcase your school's consumer and financial literacy initiatives
on ASIC's MoneySmart website.
For advice and support on integrating consumer and financial
literacy education into your school, visit moneysmart.gov.au/teaching
MoneySmart Teaching in action
Schools that commit to becoming a MoneySmart School are
encouraged to share their consumer and financial literacy learning
on ASIC's MoneySmart website. Visit moneysmart.gov.au/teaching to see how other
schools are successfully integrating consumer and financial
literacy education into their curriculums and making it a priority
for their students.
Last updated: 09 Sep 2015