What is the National Financial Literacy
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
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.
Stocktake of Indigenous-specific resources
ASIC's Indigenous Outreach Program has undertaken a limited
stocktake of financial literacy resources aimed at Indigenous
consumers. It has released a summary of this work, to assist other
agencies working to further Indigenous financial literacy goals.
Australian research page.
ASIC's Be MoneySmart resource
ASIC has released a new online resource, Be MoneySmart, launched
on 31 March by the Federal Minister for Small Business, the Hon
Bruce Billson MP. The resource aims to help students in vocational
education and training (VET) to improve their financial literacy.
Read ASIC's media release about
Financial Literacy Australia 2015 grants
The 2015 round of the Financial Literacy Australia grants
program is now open. You may be eligible if you are a
not-for-profit organisation or educational institute. To find out
more, see finlit.org.au/grants.
Evaluation tools and guidelines
Building good practice in evaluation of financial literacy
initiatives is a priority of the 2014 Strategy. See our evaluation page for
some useful tools and good practice guides. See our Australian research
page for recent research and evaluation undertaken in