Economics + Maths = Financial Capability

A professional learning series for teachers

Details: 23rd Feb, 9th March, 23rd March, 6th April, 27th April and 11th May 2022,
Cost: $350 p/p, Delivered online

*Staff and student discounts apply

AITSL developments outcomes

About this Course

Would you like to boost your knowledge and confidence for teaching economics and finance topics in Year 7-10?

This course aims to challenge what it means to be financially
capable and promote research-informed teaching ideas and

    • Designed by leading education scholars
    • Study online with independent, live, and small-group activities from the comfort of your home or school
    • Supported by current, topical classroom teaching ideas and resources mapped to the Australian Curriculum
    • Aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
    • The option to be assessed for the award of a DeakinCo Professional Practice Credential.

Gain formal recognition of your learning

This course is aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Take the option to be assessed for the award of a DeakinCo Professional Practice credential.

Aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

      • 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
      • 2.2 Content selection and organisation
      • 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

Delivered in Partnership with the Ecstra Foundation and Teacher Associations

Deakin University has received funding from the Ecstra Foundation and is working in partnership with The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Business Educators Australasia, The Victorian Commercial Teachers Association and The Mathematical Association of Victoria. This project has received Deakin University ethics approval (Reference Number: HAE-21-043).



Session 1
Curriculum and pedagogy for developing financial capability

 Wednesday 23rd February, 4 – 5.30pm, AEDT


Session 2
Teenage Tap n Go
Wednesday 9th March, 4 – 5.30pm, AEDT
Session 3
All fun and games? A focus on music, entertainment and gaming subscriptions
Wednesday 23rd March, 4 – 5.30pm, AEDT
Session 4
The real cost of buying now and paying later
Wednesday 6th April, 4 – 5.30pm, AEST
Session 5
Climate-conscious consumption: A focus on renewable energy
Wednesday 27th April, 4 – 5.30pm, AEST
Session 6
Climate-conscious consumption: A focus on new fashion trends 
Wednesday 11th May 4 – 5.30pm, AEST

Cost: $350 p/p 

*Staff , students, teachers association and group bookings receive  15% discount. Please email for link


To register for this program, visit our registration page


Dr Carly Sawatzki

Dr Carly Sawatzki


Dr Carly Sawatzki works in the School of Education at Deakin University. She is interested in how young people become financially capable within families, communities, and schools. She is rapidly gaining national and international recognition for her research, which focuses on how young people think, feel and respond to financial problems at the intersection of economics and mathematics. Carly has published in prestigious international journals and led curriculum and research consultancies for Australian government agencies. She is regularly engaged by teacher associations, being recognised as a dynamic, thought-provoking presenter who challenges thinking, promotes critical conversation and inspires innovation. Carly provides expert comment for The Conversation, EduResearch Matters and EducationHQ and ABC Radio.

Dr Jill Brown works in the School of Education at Deakin University. She is the Course Director for Deakin’s Graduate Certificate in Secondary Mathematics, supporting the professional learning of out-of-field mathematics teachers in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education. Jill’s university teaching focuses on mathematics and mathematics education for pre-service teachers in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary settings as well as postgraduate study for practising teachers. She is internationally recognised for her research exploring mathematical modelling, the teaching and learning of functions, and the use of digital technologies by teachers and students. Jill is an elected member on the International Executive of the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA), a member of the expert panel for the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (IMMC), and contributes to the Australian IMMC advisory team and judging panel.

Dr Jill Brown

Dr Jill Brown

Lecturer and Course Director