Building Money Management Skills
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
The Foundation also supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by providing educational opportunities to Indigenous youth and partnering with community organisations to build financial skills.
Learn more about how we support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander financial literacy.
Established in 2007, our award-winning program for school and vocational education students has changed the way young people learn about money. Our workshops about money management are interactive, engaging and fun, and give students the confidence to make smart decisions about money. This year, the StartSmart workshops will reach more than 275,000 students, making it the largest face-to-face financial literacy program of its kind in the world.
The Foundation works closely with education experts to create tailored workshops for students in primary, secondary and vocational settings. The workshops are supported by online learning materials including teacher resources, videos, animations and games. In 2014, a Virtual StartSmart Workshop was made available for rural and regional students to increase the reach of the StartSmart program.
All StartSmart workshops are free of charge and don’t promote the products or services of the Commonwealth Bank.