Buy Smart teachers' resources
The teachers' kit provides a full overview of the OFT’s Buy Smart Competition in one handy document. It contains suggested topics and presentation ideas for competition entries as well as classroom activities.
- Primary kit (PDF, 6.9MB)—an introduction to consumer issues for Years 4 to 6
- Secondary kit (PDF, 8.9MB)—an introduction to consumer issues for Years 7 to 12
Buy Smart in the classroom
The Buy Smart program can help teachers implement the Australian Curriculum in the classroom for students in years 4 and up. We have created teaching guides and relevant mapping for your use:
Teachers of Year 4 can download our Buy Smart lesson plans (PDF, 5MB) to access a suite of suggested lessons, worksheets and assessment activities relating to a range of topics and curriculum areas:
- Dealing with money (Mathematics)
- Advertising (English)
- Avoiding scams (HASS: Civics and Citizenship)
The program supports the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework (PDF, 690KB), and is aligned to the curriculum in the following areas:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Digital Technology
- Media Arts
Additional curriculum information is available for Years 5–10 on the national Consumer Law website.
Would you like one of our officers to come and talk to your students? We are more than happy to arrange it.
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.
Buy Smart Competition
A key part of the program is the Buy Smart Competition which has run annually in schools throughout Queensland since 2002.
Assessment pieces can also be entered in the Buy Smart Competition. The requirements of the competition are broad enough to adapt to different learning areas and to different year levels.
Student entry kit
The entry kit includes a development worksheet that can help students as they prepare for the competition and create their entries. It gives a step-by-step guide through the entire process as well as handy tips and details on how to submit.