What is the National Financial Literacy Strategy?

Annual highlights summary video

The National Financial Literacy Strategy is led by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It provides a practical framework for action to guide and encourage all those with a role to play in improving financial literacy for Australians.

Improving financial literacy is a long-term behavioural change initiative. It requires a multi-faceted approach and sustained action over time to bring about gradual improvement. To find out more, see Financial Literacy Strategy.

This video is a showcase of ASIC's financial literacy activities under the National Strategy, including ASIC's MoneySmart.

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  • Building Seniors' Financial Capability report

    ASIC recently conducted a number of research studies with Australian seniors to inform the development and curation of targeted information, tools and resources on ASIC's MoneySmart website. The Building Seniors' Financial Capability report summarises the key findings.

  • Government announces funding for ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching

    The Government has announced funding to support an agreement with states and territories to promote and deliver ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching program for a further four years. The program provides teachers with the skills and resources to develop stronger financial capabilities in young people. Read the media release from the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, The Hon. Kelly O'Dwyer.

  • Release of 2015 PISA financial literacy test results

    An international study of 53,000 students from 15 countries found that Australian students scored above the OECD average in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) financial literacy test, but there is still work to be done. Read ASIC's media release about the PISA test results.

  • Launch of annual highlights report 2015-16

    The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, The Hon. Kelly O'Dwyer has launched the National Financial Literacy Strategy Annual Highlights Report 2015-16. The report showcases the collective impact of financial literacy initiatives delivered by ASIC and National Strategy supporters during the past financial year. See Annual highlights report: 2015-16.

  • Professor Elaine Kempson speaks at the Financial Literacy CoP

    Watch our video of Professor Elaine Kempson presenting new research on financial capability at ASIC's Financial Literacy Community of Practice.

  • ABA Financial Literacy Conference 2016

    On 6 October the Australian Bankers' Association held their biennial Financial Literacy Conference, which included discussions about a range of financial literacy issues. Read the speech by Peter Kell, ASIC Deputy Chairman.