Effective financial learning throughout life

The National Strategy aims to equip New Zealanders to navigate their way through products, choices, demands and needs across a lifetime.

Specifically

  • All learners achieve financial capability outcomes as part of their educational pathway

  • Financial capability is part of lifelong learning for everyone

Benefits

  • Good financial behaviours learned early help avoid financial traps and have a compounding positive impact throughout life

  • Financial education equips people with the tools to make choices for a better life.

Challenges

  • Need to invest in growing levels of financial capability among tutors and teachers

  • Getting widespread buy-in from schools with an already crowded curriculum

  • Involving tertiary institutes, workplaces and communities
"Increase access to and use of a wide range of relevant and effective financial education resources"

Actions

Promote and evaluate teacher professional learning and development in financial education

Encourage widespread adoption of the Financial Capability Progressions

Pilot and provide support for workplace and community financial capability programmes

Increase access to and use of a wide range of relevant and effective financial education resources

Increase access to and use of a wide range of relevant and effective financial education resources among Māori and Pasifika learners.

Goals 2025

All schools have access to effective professional learning and development for financial education

All schools make active formal use of the Financial Capability Progressions

All workplaces offer relevant and effective financial education to their employees

All schools and groups use resources that are relevant and effective when delivering financial capability education

100% of Māori and Pasifika learners can access appropriate financial education programmes.

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