Buy Smart teachers' resources
The teachers' kit provides a full overview of the Buy Smart Program applied to specific year levels in one handy document. It contains suggested topics and presentation ideas for competition entries as well as classroom activities.
- Primary teacher kit—an introduction to consumer issues for students in Years 4 to 6
- Secondary teacher kit—an introduction to consumer issues for students in Years 7 and up.
Curriculum and learning
The Buy Smart Program can help teachers implement the Australian Curriculum in the classroom for students in Years 4 and up.
Check out our teaching guides and relevant mapping for:
Year 4 teachers can also download our Buy Smart lesson plans to access a suite of suggested lessons, worksheets and assessment activities relating to a range of topics and curriculum areas including:
- Dealing with money (Mathematics)
- Advertising (English)
- Avoiding scams (HASS: Civics and Citizenship)
The program has been aligned to the curriculum in the following learning areas:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Digital Technology
- Media Arts
Additional curriculum information is available for Years 5 to 10 on the national Consumer Law website.
Buy Smart Online
We have ready-made resources to support online learning and remote delivery, including video presentations based on existing incursion topics.
Access the year level playlist suitable for your students:
- Upper primary years (Years 4 to 6)
- Middle years (Years 7 to 9)
- Senior secondary years (Years 10 to 12)
Activities and resources
We have a wide range of student activities and resources to suit students at different year levels. They include:
- puzzles and games.
These downloadable resources are easy to deliver as printouts or digital resources, to support online and remote learning.
Buy Smart Competition
A key part of the program is the Buy Smart Competition, which has run annually in schools throughout Queensland since 2002. With a prize pool of over $15,000, students could win up to $500 for themselves and $2,000 for their school.
The competition is open to Years 4 to 12. Students can get creative while learning about one of our Buy Smart topics.
A key feature of the Buy Smart Competition is that you may use it as part of your students' assessment.