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What is the National Financial Literacy Strategy?

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 Strategy 2014.

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Financial literacy research

Research from Australia and around the world

What's new

  • New Strategy is launched

    We have launched the National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-17 and Action plan. Read ASIC's media release.

  • Australian students score well in PISA financial literacy test but more to be done

    An international study of 29,000 students from 18 countries found that our students scored significantly higher than the OECD average but there is still work to be done. Read ASIC's media release on the PISA financial literacy test.

  • Evaluation of Helping Our Kids Understand Finances

    Read the independent evaluation by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) of ASIC's implementation of the Helping Our Kids Understand Finances initiative (now known as MoneySmart Teaching).