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 program

31 March 2017

Kylie Macfarlane, General Manager Corporate Responsibility, CommBank


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 skills.

Start Smart story book and virtual reality experience

Kylie Macfarlane on CommBank's Start Smart program

Kylie Macfarlane and Commonwealth Bank's Start Smart program

Speaking at ASIC's Financial Literacy Community of Practice event, Kylie Macfarlane, Head of Corporate Responsibility at CommBank, answers questions about their Start Smart program and virtual reality pilot.


Miles Larbey, Senior Executive Leader, ASIC


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 finances.

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.

ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching program resources

Miles Larbey on ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching program

Miles Larbey and ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching program

Speaking at ASIC's Financial Literacy Community of Practice event, Miles Larbey, Senior Executive Leader of Financial Capability at ASIC, answers questions about ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching program, including the Knowing Growing Showing Indigenous resources, professional development modules for teachers, and the First Business app


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 Roslyn Russell Wayne Warburton

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 presentation


Dr Wayne Warburton on text message nudges

Dr Wayne Warburton and Wesley Mission's Financial Literacy Education Program

Here is an interview with Dr Wayne Warburton at the Community of Practice event where he outlines the highlights of the research findings.


Last updated: 04 Apr 2017