Here you will find a collection of resources from around Australia that can support you with your work on consumer and financial literacy. There are:
Video: The loan shark - Find out what happens to Aunty and the loan shark when she needs to borrow money from him. Available in English and Pitjantjatara language. You'll find the video link halfway down the page.
italk stories - These are stories in English and many Aboriginal languages about a range of topics such as
- Money - The loan shark, The money favours story, The credit card story, The saving story
- Gambling - The lucky girl 1, the lucky girl 2, The machine story, Money story with poker machines, The card story
Mobile Moola Matters
is a humorous short film about the mobile phone use of classmates and tips on how to control mobile phone spending. This film was created by Kenny Campbell, 15, Robert Austin, 14, and Ryan Presley, 14, from Alice Springs High School.
Maths is Fun has a section on money and helps students to handle money and change
The National Indigenous Consumer Strategy website has a selection of Consumer Resources which would be suitable for use in schools. It has information on topics such as:
• Dealing with Book Up
• Super and us mob
• Moola talk comic
• Your Money Starter is a financial literacy resource for secondary schools. It includes interactive learning, teachers' resources and fact sheets. Suitable for students from Year 9 to 12.
• Noongar Radio Adverts - Don't get ripped off - which is a series of radio announcements targeting Indigenous consumer issues including:
Signing a contract
Getting a refund
Recognising a scam
Your rights in a tenancy
The Commonwealth Bank Foundation was established in 2003 to improve the financial literacy of young people and Indigenous Australians. It has many resources for teaching financial literacy and also supports several programs to build money management skills in Indigenous communities.There are also some exciting educational websites within this site :
Coinland is a fun and exciting world where you can make new friends, play awesome games and learn all about money!
Dollars and Sense making sense of your money
The Enterprise Learning website is the focal point for the development of an enterprise culture in schools. It contains a section on a Lifeskills Consumer and Financial Literacy Program that has been running in NSW for several years. It is not specifically targeted to Indigenous students. However, Milperra School in NSW which has a large Indigenous cohort has used it very successfully with their students.
Teaching Financial Literacy is a new website that supports effective teaching and learning of consumer and financial literacy in primary and secondary schools. It has a host of resources and an on-line professional learning module for teachers.
MoneySmart is ASIC's new consumer website and includes information written specifically for Indigenous people.
Reports and Articles
1. Early post-school outcomes of Indigenous youth: this paper explores the impact of literacy and numeracy levels on the educational gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. Document for download at bottom of the page.
2. ATM Fees in Remote Communities: This report looks at the problems and issues associated with the use of ATMs in remote communities. Document for download at bottom of the page.