Year 12 Sample Financial Life Skills 10 Week Program
Listed below are a range of financial life skill topics suitable for a Year 12 class of students.
Teachers may also peruse topics from other year levels to place in their school-specific year 12 program.
|1.||A question of trust||This video slideshow introduces students to concepts in trust and how they relate to the financial services industry.|
|2.||The cost of a new or use car||Cars are on the mind of most final year students. Most of this thought is focused on driving a car and its associated freedom. Many students will also be thinking about how to acquire a car in the near future, with some expected to fund or partly fund their own purchase. This topic encourages students to think through some of the processes associated with a car purchase.|
|3.||No place to be (Youth debt)||This topic prompts student consideration of some habits and behaviours that can lead youth into unplanned and unmanageable youth debt, and explores the possible consequences on individuals, friends and family.|
|4.||Importance of financial life skills||This topic stresses the importance of lifelong financial life skills learning, especially when people’s circumstances change, and the need to have a positive attitude toward this learning.|
|5.||Your financial future||As students you rely on your parents, care givers and often teachers to help you to prepare for your future. To some extent that includes your financial future. As you grow older you must take more responsibility for your financial future. You will want to make your own financial decisions in relation to all aspects of your life. How will you prepare for this responsibility?|
|6.||Teenagers and contracts||An important learning for all students is that the contracts they sign for phones, rental agreements etc now and in the future, do have legal implications. They may also have a financial consideration. This video introduces students to some initial aspects of contract do’s and don'ts.|
|7.||Ian Healy: Develop your networks||
Ian Healy is one of Australia's best-known cricketers and commentators. Ian, who started his early days as a teacher, shares some of the highs and lows of his financial learning journey.
Lots of money, but worried This topic encourages students to think about the financial concepts associated with two different teenage-oriented scenarios.
|9.||Online shopping||This topic encourages students to think carefully about the pluses and minuses of online shopping.|
|10.||Intelligence and wealth||This video slideshow introduces students to research that indicates there is no relationship between intelligence and wealth. The slideshow encourages students to consider the other factors that contribute towards a person's wealth position.|