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An award winning program for school and vocational education students




Since 2007, the Foundation’s award-winning StartSmart program has changed the way young people learn about money. Our lessons in money management are interactive, engaging and fun, and give students the confidence and skills to make smart decisions about money.


Our StartSmart workshops are high energy, are delivered by a national team of world-class professional facilitators and created with leading education experts. This year, the workshops will reach over 275,000 students, making it the largest face-to-face financial literacy program of its kind in the world.


All StartSmart sessions are delivered free of charge and don’t promote the products or services of the Commonwealth Bank.


Our workshops are tailored to suit students at all stages of education:


StartSmart Primary

Tailored workshops available for Stage 1, 2 and 3 classes.

StartSmart Secondary

Set of four workshops aimed specifically at Years 9 to 11 students.

StartSmart Pathways

Five workshops tailored to the needs of vocational education students.

Our team of facilitators visit hundreds of rural and regional locations across Australia each year.


To find out more or to book a session, visit