Australia's leading financial literacy program for school and vocational education students.

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StartSmart Primary

For Primary School students in Years 1-6

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StartSmart Secondary

For Secondary School students in Years 9-11

teenagers

StartSmart Pathways

For young adults in Vocational Education

The StartSmart program changes the way young people learn about money. By making money management interactive, engaging and fun through a series of free workshops, we equip students with the confidence and competence to make smart decisions about money.

Delivered by our national team of world-class facilitators, StartSmart workshops make the learning experience accessible, motivating and inspiring. Each year StartSmart reaches over 275,000 students making it the largest program of its kind in the world. Learn more

An Introduction to StartSmart

Introducing Start Smart

Student Counter

So far in 2014 our program
helped to improve the financial literacy of

184,366

students in primary, secondary
and 
vocational education.

  • "This is an extremely valuable experience for students... This seminar is the only experience some of them are exposed to in terms of tax, super, savings and investment." Joseph Nolan, John Paul College, NSW

  • "High energy presentation. Relevant material. Thank you." The Armidale School, TAS

  • "...just wanted to say how much our students enjoyed the session. They also got a lot out of it.... We would definitely like to have you back next year." Matthew Hughes, Bundaberg State School, NSW

  • "I thought [StartSmart's] banking lesson was fantastic. It was really relevant to the students and they were engaged for the whole session." Joanna Marsh, Mowbray College, VIC

  • "You had quite an impact! I had quite a few mums come up and talk to me about what [their children] had learnt with you." Chris Ratcliff, Dernancourt School, SA

  • "The content was great and [the facilitator] had a fantastic rapport with the students. Looking forward to using your service again next year." Narelle McFadden, Scoresby Secondary College, VIC

  • "It was outstanding. The children were totally captivated and engaged. I was really impressed with the content and at how much information the children have retained." Alison Bailey, Princes Street Primary School, TAS

  • "Very engaging! The students were highly motivated to participate in the lesson. The instructions are explicit and the information is highly relevant. Thank you." Katrina Durrant, Oatley Public School, NSW

  • "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

  • "Jess was fantastic, very engaging and born to be a teacher. Lots of energy and great examples." Maria Petrides, Braybrook College, VIC

  • "At last! Students educated in the important concept of budgeting and saving. Long time coming, but essential learning." Michael Newington, Victoria University, Sunshine Campus, VIC

  • "The students were very engaged during the session. The information was excellent and gave them an insight into what they could or should be doing." Sharon Reid, First Impressions Resources, The Australian Retail College, QLD

  • "Your workshops have been very well received, with comments from our senior trainers including responses like 'these are among the best and most worthwhile sessions we have had on campus.'" Debra Aarons, Martin College, NSW

  • "All of the teachers have spoken very highly of the professional and stimulating quality of the presentations, and the educationally sound nature of the content." Merryl Macey, Goodna State School, QLD

  • "Just want to say a huge THANK YOU on behalf of the OLSH College community. The girls thoroughly enjoyed both saving and spending workshops run by Charles." Sylvia Eldahaby, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, NSW

  • "Having the kids involved through movement and role play was a clever way of making it ‘real’ for them. Congratulations on delivering such a great program!" Narelle Maher, Nixon Street Primary School, TAS

  • "Feedback from staff was excellent and they have already asked if we could have a return visit next year." Jenny Gordon, Port Wakefield Primary School, SA

  • "The two workshops conducted with my class were engaging and fun. The students found the presenter to be very likeable and she made the material relevant to them." Kris Turbet, Sydney TAFE, Sutherland College - Gymea Campus, NSW

  • "StartSmart workshops have enabled our students to realise not only the benefits of earning money, but how to manage it." Phil Sallis, Evocca College, NSW

  • "The skills taught will enable apprentices to make good choices that will help them finish their qualification." Joseph Dines, Polytechnic West, Electrical Campus, WA

  • "The sessions come at just the right time because our Year 9 students are at the age when they start thinking about getting their first jobs. They take on board that it's important to save some of their wages and understand what to do with their money." Susan Rogers, Rosebud Secondary College, VIC

  • "The presenter was very confident around young students, she outlined her behavioural expectations clearly, and engaged the students right from the start. She even grabbed my attention and kept me interested in what she was teaching. A 10 out of 10!" Alison Bannister, Mackay Christian College, Junior School - Providence Campus, QLD

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