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Buy Smart activities and resources

Buy Smart Competition 2018

For primary students

Introduction to consumerism in Australia (the Ruby Hutchison story)

Worksheet (PDF, 1.3MB)

Vocabulary shopping bag activity (based on a 2011 Buy Smart entry)

Worksheet (PDF, 1.3MB)

Consumer rights puzzles

Worksheet and answer sheet (PDF, 1.4MB)

Mobile phone puzzles

Worksheet and answer sheet (PDF, 1.6MB)

Scams puzzles

Worksheet and answer sheet (PDF, 1.3MB)

Online shopping puzzles

Worksheet and answer sheet (PDF, 2.2MB)

The Buy Smart rap (made as a 2015 Buy Smart entry)

For secondary students

Introduction to consumerism in Australia (the Ruby Hutchison story)
Worksheet (PDF, 1.3MB)
Vocabulary shopping bag activity (based on a 2011 Buy Smart entry)Worksheet (PDF, 1.3MB)
Australian Consumer Law (playlist of 11 clips)

Buying your first car (made as a 2017 Buy Smart entry)

In the Driver's Seat: Key Questions to ask when buying a used car in Queensland
Don't be a jackass: an 'anti-manual' for using a car jack

Consumer resources

The Office of Fair Trading produces a range of newsletters, booklets and brochures as information resources for consumers. These might be helpful as you design your own.

Find our resources

      Developing your entry

      Need help with putting together an entry for this year's competition? These resources can help get you started:

      Entry form (PDF, 1.1MB)

      Entry development kit (PDF, 4.5MB)

      Entry tips (PDF, 1.5MB)

      Previous winners (PDF, 5.6MB)

      Request a school presentation

      Fair Trading officers can come to your school to talk to your students about:

      • entering the Buy Smart Competition
      • consumer rights and responsibilities
      • detecting and avoiding scams.

      Please fill out the form below to request a presentation. Instructions to submit the completed form are at the bottom of the document.

      School presentation (DOC, 307KB)

      Australian Curriculum mapping

      The Buy Smart Competition is an easy way to deliver content from the Australian Curriculum. It has been aligned to curriculum outcomes in a range of learning areas.

      Curriculum outcomes (Years 4–6)

      Curriculum outcomes (Years 7–10)

      Curriculum outcomes (Years 11–12)

      Last updated
      22 February 2018
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