• "Thank you for providing Randwick Boys High School with workshops that engaged students and provided easy to understand concepts and strategies specific to financial literacy and financial education. "
    Natasha Josevski, Randwick Boys High School, NSW

  • "Zey's energy level and enthusiasm really engaged the students. Her clear ability to engage, learn and use names created a friendly situation where the students didn't even realise they were learning."
    Linda Lopez , Heathmont College, VIC

  • "Our students greatly enjoyed all the sessions and benefited from the real life application of Mathematics in this context. I am positive that their participation in these sessions will make their course work a lot easy this year. "
    Maina Ram, Granville Boys High School, NSW

  • "Travis is an excellent presenter who connects extremely well with students. Important information delivered in an engaging manner!"
    Alice George, Immanuel College , SA

Be confident with cash!

 

The StartSmart Secondary program consists
of five different workshops, mapped to
school curricula, each focusing on a different
topic in depth: earning, saving, spending,
investing and enterprise. Each workshop
is an interactive learning experience that is
designed to engage students and empower
them to make confident financial choices.
Targeting common financial issues faced
by students, the workshops cover topics
ranging from getting your first job and
managing your mobile phone to basic
investment principles, setting savings
goals and budgeting.

The StartSmart Secondary program consists of five different workshops, mapped to school curricula, each focusing on a different topic in depth: earning, saving, spending, investing and enterprise. Each workshop is an interactive learning experience that is designed to engage students and empower them to make confident financial choices.

Targeting common financial issues faced by students, the workshops cover topics ranging from getting your first job and managing your mobile phone to basic investment principles, setting savings goals and budgeting.

The following workshops are available: 

SmartEarning (Years 9 - 11)

Using real-life scenarios, this hands-on workshop highlights the vital information students need to make their first job count. By exploring a variety of topics associated with earning money - such as getting your first job, rates of pay, taxation and workplace rights and responsibilities - students are equipped with the tools that allow them to both maximise their income and enjoy their work. These sometimes difficult concepts are brought to life in a way that excites and engages students through scenarios that relate directly to their own experiences.

Several concepts are covered including:

  • your first job
  • employee rights and responsibilities
  • award wages
  • tax thresholds
  • tax file number and lodging tax returns
  • checking your pay slip

      This workshop run for 45-50 minutes.

      Once you’ve seen or booked a workshop you’ll also have access to engaging, online support resources for teaching money management in the classroom.

      Click here to find out more about the StartSmart Teacher Support Program.

      SmartSaving (Years 9 - 11)

      By posing the question ‘why save now?’, SmartSaving helps students discover there is no time like the present when it comes to saving. This workshop encourages students to identify their most common barriers to saving, like irregular wages and binge spending, and then challenges them to identify practical strategies to overcome those barriers, like setting personal financial goals and securing savings in an account.

      Several concepts are covered including:

      • the value of saving
      • setting saving goals
      • bank accounts
      • strategies for saving

          This workshop runs for 45-50 minutes.

          Once you’ve seen or booked a workshop you’ll also have access to engaging, online support resources for teaching money management in the classroom.

          Click here to find out more about the StartSmart Teacher Support Program.

          SmartSpending (Years 9 - 11)

          This highly interactive workshop challenges students to ask ‘why?’ before they buy. By exploring the sometimes overwhelming influences that affect their decisions as consumers, students are equipped with practical spending strategies to help save money. SmartSpending inspires students to make responsible and discerning personal financial decisions.

          Several concepts are covered including:

          • emotional motives behind financial decisions
          • influences on spending
          • strategies for spending smart
          • examining the value of a potential purchase
          • refund and return policies 

              This workshop runs for 45-50 minutes.

              Once you’ve seen or booked a workshop you’ll also have access to engaging, online support resources for teaching money management in the classroom.

              Click here to find out more about the StartSmart Teacher Support Program.

              SmartInvesting (Years 9 - 11)

              This workshop takes a practical approach to investing with a focus on superannuation as an investment vehicle. Exploring both the fundamentals of superannuation as well as the varied investment opportunities it presents, SmartInvesting helps students understand that a small effort now can have big benefit when it comes to financially investing in the future.

              Several concepts are covered including:

              • the value of investing
              • shares
              • the stock market
              • superannuation basics
              • superannuation management and employee entitlements 

                This workshop runs for 45-50 minutes.

                Once you’ve seen or booked a workshop you’ll also have access to engaging, online support resources for teaching money management in the classroom.

                Click here to find out more about the StartSmart Teacher Support Program.

                *Coming Soon* SmartEnterprise (Years 9-11)

                The world of enterprise might seem foreign and far off to students, but small businesses make up more of the Australian economy than any other entity and their exposure to the business world is far closer than they may think. This workshop examines the characteristics of entrepreneurial thinking and how students can apply these insights in their own lives.

                Several concepts are covered including:

                • small business in Australia
                • idea generation
                • market needs
                • low-cost steps to starting a small business 

                    This workshop runs for 45-50 minutes.

                    Once you’ve seen or booked a workshop you’ll also have access to engaging, online support resources for teaching money management in the classroom.

                    Click here to find out more about the StartSmart Teacher Support Program.

                    To secure your place, register your school today!

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