Course curriculum

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    • Topic 1: Decisions Have Consequences

    • Topic 2: Your Habits Will Make A Financial Difference

    • Topic 3: Money Can Cause Problems

    • Topic 4: Young Entrepreneurs

    • Topic 5: Your Mindset Matters

    • Topic 6: Teenagers, Saving and Spending

    • Topic 7: A Gambling Problem: Gaming Machines

    • Topic 8: How Do I Prepare A Budget?

    • Topic 9: Gaining and Keeping Work

    • Topic 10: You Will Be A Business, Like It Or Not!

    • Review Your Learning

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    • 2.1 Before you go ...

    • 2.2 Next steps

Money minded

Teenagers 14 to 15 years of age can see a new world. They can soon work casually. They are pestering parents for bank cards, new phones and access to the world of online shopping. They want to spend, they want some financial control ... but, where is the preparation. Financial education may not be what they want, but it is definitely what they need!

A Gift of Financial Education

Is a gift that lasts a life time!

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Parents, Teachers, Youth Facilitators

Courses to help you guide the youth in your care


Schools, parents, youth workers ...

Wellbeing program

James (Teacher

This course is great for our school's well being program. It allows me, as the teacher, to control the pace and keep everyone on task, but also gives flexibility with the extra activities. The other aspect I like is that I can choose to include other topics in other courses to suit the kids. Love the flexibility.

Business and entrepreneurship

Will (Teacher)

I couldn't use all of this course in any one business unit, but I can still use bits and pieces. The plan is to take 10 minutes off a lesson every week to showcase a course topic that links to what we are doing. By doing this, I am hoping to expand my students' repertoire of associated skills. I also like the fact that every topic has a financial literacy aspect. Woohoo! About time!

Literacy that's real


The literacies involved in doing these courses are real and authentic. I will be integrating my literature and literacy work with the content of this course, because it will relate to the lives of my students.

Youth group


I work with kids who don't quite fit into everyday schooling, yet they need these skills and they need my guidance when learning about them. Its great to have such a variety of topics in each of these courses and that I also get access to facilitator notes to support my implementation.

Parents helping their teens


I know this is more suitable for a school or some other setting, but this is a great resource for a parent to sit with their teenager at home and talk about financial concepts. I will enjoy it, and I think my son will too. He would feel safer doing this with me, than others at this point. The best part is that there are so many youth stories woven into these resources. That makes it relevant to Sam.

Life Skills


This is very unfamiliar for me. My teaching area is Science. I do life skills once a week with my pastoral care group. I love that everything is here ready for me - the course, the resources, the extra activities, the teacher notes, the links. Easy!

The Australian Secondary Principals' Association

The Wealth Academy, along with its corporate partners, helps school leaders to prepare students for the financial world in which they live. ASPA welcomes the support of The Wealth Academy in helping our members to provide a better, preferred financial future for all students in government secondary schools. Andrew Pierpoint, President

Collective action, collective impact!

We all have a role in guiding youth financial education

  • Parents

    Guide your child's financial learning. Don't leave it to chance and 'learning from mistakes'. You are in charge. You control the discussion. You dip in and out of this course and other courses to suit your family context.

  • Educators

    You guide the learning. You choose the topics and activities with student voice catered for. Dip in and out of courses, topics and activities to suit the needs of your students. You have total control.

  • Youth workers

    You are supported with facilitator tips and discussion points. All the preparation has been done for you. You just need to guide the conversation. NO expertise required, just keep each lesson moving. Choose topics from across our courses that meet the needs of the youth in your care.

  • Financial services

    Look after your clients with teenage children or grandchildren. Deliver this course at your premises or give access online. Talk to us about more personalised opportunities.

  • Business

    Look after your employees with teenage children. Offer a value-added care package for your clients with teenagers. Your support for or gift of financial education, is gift that will last their lifetime.

  • Youth groups

    Find like-minded youth and your preferred adult facilitator. Create a group and work through the course guided by your adult facilitator. Generate your own discussions.

Independent schools

ABSA has partnered with TWA to develop and implement a long-term solution to help our boarders develop their financial wellbeing for the future. TWA’s approach of supporting youth, parents and the broader community is unique and innovative. We believe in this approach. Future financial wellbeing should be invested in. It should not be a matter of chance! Richard Stokes, CEO

Bonus material

Extras to help you support the financial learning of the youth in your care.

  • e-Posters

    A set of eposters aligned to each of the 10 core topics is included and available for download. Print them, laminate and place around your site. Great visual reminders that build financial capability.

  • e-Zines (PDF)

    Free copies of a recent Teenfinca and Teenfinca Entrepreneur e-zines which help youth to develop their financial capability and promote financial wellbeing. Email them. Print them. Leave them on the coffee table. Very popular resources that build financial capability quietly!

  • Video resources

    Connect to our online video site with interviews related to personal financial management, accountancy, economics, careers and financial life skill perspectives.

Pricing options

We provide different pricing options based on the type of entity purchasing the course and the time period required. If you prefer another pricing arrangement please contact us. If your school or entity cannot use a credit card to purchase this course, send us a purchase order and we will invoice you.


  • Who is this course for?

    This mini-course has been developed for the students in year 9, but many of the topics within could be used for students younger and older than this age group. In this course, a teacher or facilitator leads one or more students through the activities. It is not a self-education course.

  • What is in this mini-course?

    We have chosen ten topics for this course. It is always debatable what goes into any course selection, but we have taken a program view, and considered the range of topic in courses across our library. Facilitators have the option of dipping in and out of this course as well as other year level courses to deliver their own specific program. We expect you will make good use of that flexibility. From reading the topics you will see that there is a breadth of topics, ensuring lots of variety. Once you get into the course you will also note that we dip into websites and articles and links from around the world. The WWW is an open-source library of resources which we will point you towards if we think it will add value to your student's learning.

  • Why is this a facilitated course?

    It has been developed to help those who have a passion, interest or responsibility to support the wellbeing of teenagers. This type of course is constructed on the premise that there is a facilitator at the front of a room, guiding the learning and discussion of one or more students through the topics of the course, using a data projector or smart board. Or it could be a parent helping their teenage child understand financial concepts.

  • Is there flexibility within the course for facilitators?

    Facilitators may choose to do all 10 topics or just one. They also have the choice of doing all, some or none of the activities within each course topic. We aim to give the facilitator as much choice as possible.

  • What are the privacy provisions?

    It is important to note, that there is NO student information collected through the facilitator model. It is a facilitator's username and email address that is collected as part of the subscription process. This is necessary to maintain vigilance over security, as well as support for the facilitator.

  • How long do I have to complete the course once registered?

    We provide a 4 month window from registration date. As there are only 10 topics, 4 months should be ample time to complete the course with students.

  • Will the course be exactly the same each year?

    No. We intend to update and add lessons to each course regularly, giving you greater choice in how you use the course in a school, college or organisational setting. We understand that you may want to use the course each year with different sets of students.

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