Economics + Maths = Financial Capability

Boost your knowledge and confidence for teaching economics and finance topics in Year 7-10 humanities and social sciences and mathematics

Details : Past Event, June-Sept 2021, Cost: $350 p/p : Delivered online

*Staff and student discounts apply

AITSL developments outcomes
Self Directed

About this Course

Why choose this course

This thought-provoking six-part series aims to challenge what it means to be financially capable and promote research-informed teaching ideas and strategies.

Boost your knowledge and confidence for teaching economics and finance topics in Year 7-10 humanities and social sciences and mathematics

Learn about emerging financial trends and gain access to innovative classroom resources for exploring problems and issues that matter to young people, like:

  • “How can I keep track of money in a cashless society?”
  • “How can I tell if the option to buy now and pay later is a good idea for me?”
  • “How can I purchase and invest more ethically?”

Study online 

Enjoy independent, live and small-group activities from the comfort of your home or school office.

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 2nd June, 4 – 5.30pm


Session 2
Teenage Tap n Go
Wednesday 16th June, 4 – 5.30pm
Session 3
All fun and games? A focus on music, entertainment and gaming subscriptions
Wednesday 21st July, 4 – 5.30pm
Session 4
The real cost of buying now and paying later
Wednesday 4th August, 4 – 5.30pm
Session 5
Climate-conscious consumption: A focus on renewable energy
Wednesday 18th August, 4 – 5.30pm
Session 6
Climate-conscious consumption: A focus on new fashion trends 
Wednesday 1st September, 4 – 5.30pm

Cost: $350 p/p 

*Staff , students and teachers association 20% discount apply. Please email for link


To register for this program, visit our registration page

Registrations will remain open until 11th June


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

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