• "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

  • "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

Some frequently asked questions

What are the costs associated with the program?

All the Start Smart Programs are free, including the Pathways workshops.

For which students is the content of Start Smart Pathways most appropriate?

All vocational educational students who are attending TAFEs, Group Training Organisations and Registered Training Organisations as well as VET or pre-VOC students. Please see our workshop outlines for more details.

Is Start Smart Pathways available in rural and regional areas? 

During the first year of the program we will be focussing our time in Metropolitan areas in Australia. Depending on demand, we may look at servicing rural and regional areas in future years. To express your interest in the program please register now.

Do we need to provide any equipment?

Our facilitators bring all of their own equipment. The Pathways facilitators require access to a power source and a white board (or something else on which to project images). 

Where are the sessions run? 

The Start Smart Pathways sessions are designed to be delivered in a classroom setting.