Teachers

Changing the way young
people learn about finance

Teachers

Changing the way young
people learn about finance


Program Overview

It’s never too early to teach children the value of money. Research indicates that it is crucial to develop financial literacy skills from an early age. Start Smart Teacher Resources assist in developing these important life skills in a way that students can understand and enjoy. They were developed in consultation with a panel of leading specialists in education, cognitive development, instructional design and financial literacy. Our Start Smart Teacher Resources, which includes lesson plans, videos and animations as well as interactive lessons have been created to assist teachers to improve their students’ money management skills and are provided FREE to all teachers.

Rural & Regional Program

The Start Smart Program visits over 200 rural and regional towns around  Australia at certain times throughout the year. Delivering a specially tailored offering, the workshops cover key concepts that engage and empower students to make smart personal finance decisions.

The workshops teach students about earning, saving and spending money. Sessions are available in three stages. With each stage designed to cater to a different level of learning.

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This workshop is designed to be delivered to the whole Year 10 cohort and breaks down a range of issues surrounded earning, saving and spending. From their first job to their first car, students are given the essentials of personal financial management in a learning experience that speaks directly to their needs and wants.

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Resources

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Divided into three Stages, the Primary Teacher Resources include topics such as:

  • The History of Money
  • Electronic Money/Transactions
  • Needs & Wants
  • Goods & Services
  • Comparative Shopping
  • Personal Budgets
  • Saving & Compound Interest

Give it a try

Experience firsthand the interactive content and materials by viewing a sample lesson here.

Focusing on the money management areas of Earning, Saving, Spending and Investing, the Secondary Teacher Resources cover topics such as:

  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities
  • Tax & Superannuation
  • Budgeting & Savings Goals
  • Compound Interest
  • Comparative Shopping
  • Rational vs. Emotional Spending
  • Starting a Business

Give it a try

Experience firsthand the interactive content and materials by viewing a sample lesson here.

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