Buy Smart teachers' kit
Helping young people to be smart consumers
Young people are already a big part of the marketplace. However, they can face serious risks as consumers—both right now and as they become adults. We run the Buy Smart Competition to help young people learn about marketplace issues and become more informed consumers.
Buy Smart in the classroom
The Buy Smart Competition is open to all Queensland students in Years 4 to 12. It takes the form of a creative project, making it ideal for classroom use. It supports the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework , and is Australian Curriculum ready.
The competition has been aligned to the curriculum in the following learning areas:
- Economics and Business
- Digital Technology
- Media Arts
Teachers are welcome to set a specific topic or type of project to fit their learning outcome, providing that entries still fall within the scope of the competition. As a project, it can be used as an individual or group exercise (for up to six students).
The project can be applied as any of the following:
- an assessment piece
- a class exercise
- an extension task.
The teachers' kit covers a range of consumer topics. It contains:
- suggested topics and presentation ideas for competition entries
- classroom activities for primary and high school student levels
- other activities which can be adapted to a variety of year levels.
Student entry development worksheet
The worksheet can help students as they prepare for the competition and create their entries. It gives a step-by-step guide through the entire process.
Would you like one of our officers to come and talk to your students? We are more than happy to arrange it. We have offices based in the following locations:
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- Sunshine Coast
Please contact us to discuss options if your school is outside of these regional centres.
You can download a range of activity kits, sorted into year levels and key outcome areas. These activities were designed:
- by a qualified teacher
- to fit into existing learning areas.
The following activity kits are available:
Activities and resources
We have a wide range of activities and resources to suit students at different year levels. These include:
- videos and multimedia
- puzzles and games.