Resources for teachers

Help your primary and secondary students to learn about their consumer and financial rights.

Resources for Years 5 to 10 have been mapped to the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework and the Australian curriculum.

The units of work cover topics such as:

  • Different ways to pay for goods and services
  • The importance of personal money management
  • Understanding how markets work
  • Advertising and market pressures to consume
  • Sustainable consumption
  • How to identify common scams and avoid them
  • Understanding how business and charity organisations raise funds
  • Ways to deal with common problems (e.g. a faulty product, or an unsatisfactory service).

These resources are available from the national Consumer Law website.

Other helpful materials for young consumers:

Mobile phones and tablets – What to look out for when purchasing – brochure (115 KB PDF file)

Video – Internet shopping explained: in memes!

It’s OK to walk away – rap song for Indigenous consumers

Buying a used car (PDF 84KB)

Video – Buying a used car