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Financial literacy is a Course

Financial literacy

Feb 16 - Dec 16, 2021

$100 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Available from Wednesday 17 February 2021

Delivery mode

Online - self-paced course


This learning event is right for you if you are curriculum coordinator, curriculum project leader, primary school educator, secondary educator,co-curricular coordinator or teacher who is keen to support students' financial literacy. 


Financial literacy is the possession of the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources. Financial literacy includes understanding how an account of money banked operates and what each transaction identifies, what using a credit card really means, and how to avoid debt. A lack of financial literacy is a problem noFt only in emerging or developing economies. Consumers in developed or advanced economies also fail to demonstrate a strong grasp of financial principles in order to understand and negotiate the financial landscape, manage financial risks effectively, and avoid financial pitfalls. This course will support you to equip young people to apply financial capabilities in ever-widening contexts: personal, local and global; life-like and real-world; individual and collective; now and in the future. They will also be equipped to think about short-, medium- and long-term needs and solutions, and consider possible, probable and preferred futures, collective and personal.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and student learning - Student learning outcomes

Key takeaways

  • clarity and understanding about the meaning of financially literacy
  • awareness of the importance of financial literacy
  • exploration of the content in the Australian Curriculum and Victorian Curriculum that supports the teaching and learning of financial literacy
  • strategies to develop and understand and thus apply financial literacy skills in everyday life situations or generally
  • a range of resources that have been developed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Moneysmart for teachers), Reserve Bank Australia and the Australian Taxation Office (Tax, Super and You) to support the teaching and learning of consumer and financial literacy.



Julie Christopoulos

Julie is currently Principal Consultant at ISV in the School Improvement Team. Her role includes conducting workshops and professional development seminars on various wellbeing and curriculum aspects. These include, approaches that can be implemented to develop positive relationships throughout the school community that can incorporate restorative practices, inclusiveness and cultural diversity, supports for Indigenous students, supports for key concerns such as the ‘word gap’ that students from low socio economic backgrounds and challenging backgrounds are exposed to, personalised learning supports, mentoring, consulting and coaching.