Changing the way young people learn about finance

  • Start Smart is a free, online, award-winning financial education program offered to school-aged students across Australia to help them prepare for their future.

    These educational modules are designed to motivate and inspire students and give them the confidence and skills to make smart decisions about money.

    Since it was founded in 2007, more than 3 million students have participated in Start Smart, making it the largest program of its kind in the world.

A program for students at all stages of education

Start Smart Primary

Start Smart Primary helps teachers and parents address topics including understanding between needs and wants, identifying currency, how to shop, different ways of earning an income and saving money to achieve personal financial goals.

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Start Smart Secondary

Start Smart Secondary offers a suite of workshops developed for students in Years 7-11. Each module focuses on a different topic exploring financial concepts such as understanding the impact of financial choices, getting your first job and managing your mobile phone, as well as basic investment principles, savings goals and budgeting.

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