Presentations from ASIC's Financial Literacy
Community of Practice delivered in 2017.
Start Smart story book and
virtual reality experience and ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching
31 March 2017
Kylie Macfarlane, General Manager Corporate Responsibility,
Start Smart is the country's largest financial education program
reaching more than 500,000 school students in the last year.
In 2016, CommBank piloted a program extension with an educational
story book and virtual reality experience for young kids and
parents to enjoy together.
This presentation detailed insights from the pilot and how the
initiative has triggered new thinking about how best to teach money
Start Smart story
book and virtual reality experience
Miles Larbey, Senior Executive Leader,
ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching is the Australian Government's
financial literacy program for schools, supported by State and
Territory education departments. ASIC works collaboratively with
the formal education sector to support teachers in the classroom
and develop in students from a young age the knowledge, skills,
behaviours and attitudes to make informed decisions about money and
This presentation highlighted ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching program
new resources for school communities and online professional
learning modules to build teacher's confidence and capability in
financial literacy education.
Teaching program resources
Financial literacy for
vulnerable populations: Evaluating a tailor-built program and
effectiveness of a text message nudge
24 February 2017
Professor Roslyn Russell, RMIT University
Dr. Wayne Warburton, Macquarie University
The Wesley Mission 'In Charge of My Money' Financial Literacy
program aims to help vulnerable people build financial capabilities
to manage their money and avoid getting into debt.
In this presentation, Professor Roslyn Russell and Dr Wayne
Warburton presented details of the first evaluation of Wesley
Mission's Financial Literacy program and the effectiveness of
follow-up reminders to increase the chance of sustained change.
Evaluating the Wesley Mission Financial Literacy Program
Last updated: 04 Apr 2017