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Exceptional, independent, free, financial literacy educationresources for Australian educators

Earning, Saving, Spending and Investing Money – this game has you covered. An online simulation game that requires students to make their way through a virtual world by mastering a range of ‘real life’ financial situations and decisions.

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A printable set of 12 comprehensive financial literacy education modules. OFL covers topics from setting financial goals through to retirement and superannuation.

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A collection of 3-5 minute videos that address financial topics students want to know more about. Use MoneyIQ to engage your students and support your lessons in the classroom.

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Why use our resources?

Mapped to the Australian Curriculum, our resources include detailed teaching notes, learning outcomes and engaging student activities.
FBF resources are independently written and reviewed by Australian teachers, for Australian teachers.

Credible, award winning and supported by research, the Financial Basics Foundation has been providing financial literacy education resources since 2002. Our programs and resources are used in over 2,000 Australian secondary schools by more than 8,000 educators.

Personalised support from our team of dedicated staff is also available when you need it.

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ESSI Money

The ESSI Money game supports students to explore the concepts of Earning, Saving, Spending and Investing in an educational and fun way. 30,000 unique players a year can’t be wrong!

Through game play based in a ‘virtual world’, students achieve an understanding of how decisions made over a period of time can have both positive and negative impacts on their financial situation. The game allows students to practise real life financial transactions and experience the consequences in a safe, fun and challenging way.

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Printable Resources

Operation Financial Literacy (OFL) is a 12 module downloadable secondary school resource. With over 500 pages of content, OLF covers a wide range of financial topics and includes detailed teacher notes, lesson plans and student worksheets. OFL is mapped to the Australian curriculum.

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The MoneyIQ resource collection addresses the financial topics your students want to know more about.

Each MoneyIQ series delves into a distinct personal finance area, explored through short 3-5 minutes videos. Series content is derived from the overarching subject, with each video focusing on a single element or concept within that subject. Use MoneyIQ to engage your students and support your lessons in the classroom. The videos complement and link to other FBF classroom resources.

Of course, your students can also access this resource independently via YouTube.

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Suncorp Bank ESSI Money Challenge

The Suncorp Bank ESSI Money Challenge is a national competition that offers cash prizes and runs for two weeks in term three every year. The Suncorp Bank ESSI Money Challenge is separate from the normal ESSI Money game that is available all year round. To register for the Suncorp Bank ESSI Money Challenge, Login to your Member account and navigate to the ESSI Money Challenge Portal.

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is general educational information. It is not financial advice. We are not financial advisors. The information is designed to improve your financial literacy by increasing your awareness and understanding of the topics described.