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Wealth Concepts and the Common Good: Years 10-12

  1. Wealth, ethics and the common good?
  2. What is 'common good' capitalism?
  3. Wealth, charity and the 'common good'?
  4. A 'commmon good' economic goal 
  5. Develop a 'common good' strategy
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Wealth Concepts and the Common Good: Years 6-9

  1. The 'common good'
  2. Giving and the common good
  3. Review: An example of 'common good'
  4. Debate: Help yourself before helping others!
  5. The common good in your community


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Australian Curriculum Work Studies: Year 9

1. Self-directed learning matters
2. Workplaces communication types and choices
3. Benefits of entrepreneurial behaviour 
4. The importance of self-awareness 
5. Work culture and working 
6. How diverse cultures benefit work and workplaces 

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Australian Curriculum Work Studies: Year 10

1. The importance of self-directed and lifelong learning to future life decisions 
2. Online communication in the workplace 
3. Solving problems through entrepreneurial behaviour
4. Choosing a career based on personal attributes and interests
5. Students, casual work and work culture
6. Importance of work diversity

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Financial Capability: Lessons from the web 2016

1. Budgeting: The 50-20-30 rule
2. The cost of a new or used car
3. Financial stress and domestic violence
4. Online shopping
5. Peer mentoring: Needs and wants
6. Credit and debt: Youth views
7. Mobile phones and teenagers
8. Financial counsellors
9. A gambling problem — Gaming machines
10. A gambling problem — Online sports betting

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Financial Capability: Quick and Easy Activities 2016

Activity links to Critical and creative thinking 
1. Choices: Using a budget 
2. Choices: Decisions 
3. Financial habits make a difference 
4. Yes, no, maybe 
5. On the street, off the street
6. Greed is not a good look!
7. How to succeed 
8. Equal opportunity
9. Insurance and teenagers 
10. Your financial future 
11. Jobs — do and don’ts
12. Decisions have consequences
13. Future financial capability
14. Agree or disagree
15. Scenario 1 — Lots of money, but worried
16. Scenario 2 — No money, high hopes
17. My financial attitude
18. Financial planner interview

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Year 6 Financial Life Skills: General Capabilities 2016

The book presents 8 topics, each with three activities:

  • Pocket money — students reflect on pocket money equal rights (Ethical Understanding)
  • My future— students think about themselves as financial learners and achievers (Literacy)
  • Cost predictions — students create simple cost predictions (Numeracy
  • Empathy — students explore empathy in financial contexts (Intercultural understanding)
  • Resource development — students create financial education resources (Information and communication technology)
  • Financial imagery — students draw conclusions from financial imagery (Critical and creative thinking)
  • Research — students research financial education perspectives (Personal and social capability)
  • Gambling — students reflect on gambling concerns (Personal and social capability)


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Financial Capability: Lessons from the web

Each topic has a lesson plan and includes three lessons that are adjustable for different age groups across secondary school.

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  1. Is there a need for financial goal setting?
  2. No place to be —Youth debt
  3. How do I prepare a budget? (Needs and wants)
  4. Starting your own business
  5. Making it!
  6. How to make money as a teen?
  7. Self-made millionaire
  8. Myths About Teens and Money
  9. Learning to be a critical consumer
  10. How youth learn


Financial Capability: Quick & Easy Activities – 2015

Eighteen topics are provided, with each topic linked to one or more of the General capability: Critical and creative thinking descriptions.

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Activity links to Critical and creative thinking

  1. Choices: Our road to
  2. Choices: Gambling.
  3. Financial learning is watering your tree
  4. Yes, no, maybe
  5. Are barriers ever too high?
  6. Flicking the switch
  7. Investing in good saving habits
  8. Mobile phone shock!
  9. Building your wealth through term deposits
  10. Help is not always helpful!
  11. Money can cause problems!
  12. Decisions have consequences
  13. Cause and effect
  14. Agree or disagree
  15. Scenario 1 — My first job
  16. Scenario 2 — My first job
  17. My financial learning
  18. Home interview


Work Studies Years 9-10 & Financial Education

Each of the six sub-concepts from the two strands Skills for learning and work and Career and life design and work are featured. One description from each of those sub-strands is featured in this 2015 edition.

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The Australian Curriculum: Work Studies

1. Learning financial life skills and attitudes
1.1 Attitudes and experiences
1.2 The finance industry
1.3 Circumstances and needs
2. Careers in financial services
2.1 Range of careers
2.2 Financial career qualities
2.2  Twenty-first Century skills
3. Entrepreneurs today and tomorrow
3.1  Entrepreneurial behaviours
3.2  My action project
3.2 My action project (cont’d)
4. Financial services career information
4.1  Investigate professional associations
4.2  Investigate local universities
4.3 Career decision-making
5. The nature of work in financial services
5.1 Prepare for panel discussion
5.2 Panel discussion roles
5.3 Panel discussion review
6. Gaining and keeping work
6.1 Formal and informal processes
6.2 Government support
6.3 Teen jobs


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