The Australian, Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has developed the MoneySmart website, a resource that provides free and independent advice on financial matters for the general public.
The website includes MoneySmart Teaching, a suite of resources on consumer and financial literacy for young Australians, which the AIS is pleased to promote to schools in partnership with ASIC. This suite targets teachers of all years, from kindergarten through to year 12, and includes detailed units of work, digital activities and videos, as well as calculators for budgets, mortgages and superannuation.
To assist teachers in their programming, the MoneySmart teaching suite also includes a document that maps MoneySmart resources to the NSW syllabus for the Australian curriculum in English, Mathematics and Science. Another document maps the resources to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority's draft Economics and Business content.
Schools can also access a 90 minute professional learning workshop at no cost. The workshop outlines the place of consumer and financial literacy in syllabus documents and demonstrates a wide variety of MoneySmart teaching resources that are freely available to schools.
ASIC has also developed the Be MoneySmart resources, which are aimed at VET students. The resources include a unit of competency – FNSFLT301 – Be MoneySmart – either as an imported unit in a variety of courses or as part of the Certificate III in Financial Services (FNS30111).
For more information on MoneySmart Teaching, or to organise a professional learning workshop, please contact:
AIS Education Consultant
Phone: 02 9299 2845