About Financial Basics Foundation

Financial literacy programs for Australian teachers

The Financial Basics Foundation is a trusted independent charity. We provide free financial literacy resources to Australian educators. 

Our Vision (What we hope for)
Financial wellbeing for young Australians

Our Mission (What we do)
Enhance the financial capability of young Australians by providing quality independent financial education resources.

The Financial Basics Foundation works with educators, students, finance professionals, creative and online e-learning experts from around Australia to develop, produce and distribute financial literacy teaching resources free of charge to Australian secondary schools.

Launched in February 2002, the Financial Basics Foundation was created (and initially funded) by Collection House Limited. Rather than continuing to support a wide variety of charities, the Board of Collection House decided a more effective use of its charity dollars would be to invest in programs that educate young people to better understand credit issues and equip them with the skills to manage their finances effectively.

In the last decade, the Foundation has become one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations delivering financial literacy initiatives to young people. We have gained support and endorsement from Government, educational authorities and the corporate sector.

How do I access Financial Basics Foundation educational resources?

Financial Basics Foundation has a streamlined registration process so that all members can have easy access to the range of Financial Basics Foundation resources and products. Register to become a Member today

If you are already a Member and wish to access the resources, log in here.


Our programs are teaching resources, specifically designed for use in Australian schools. Financial Basics Foundation provides these resources free of charge to teachers working in Australian secondary schools and some charities, not-for profit organisations and individuals that provide direct financial literacy education to young people.

We are not currently able to provide access to our resources to organisations, students and individuals that do not meet this criteria. 

If you are a student in an Australian secondary school, or a parent of a student in an Australian secondary school, we encourage you to speak with the relevant teacher(s) and encourage them to register via our website in order to access our resources.


The Financial Basics Foundation and Financial Basics Community Foundation are charities, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (www.acnc.gov.au)

For information about how to make a donation, please contact us directly on (03) 9610 4919 or email: info@financialbasics.org.au