We support the development of quality financial education resources for use in schools and tertiary institutes.
From 2004 the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income helped to integrate personal financial education programmes into the school curriculum for Years 1 to 10 in language, social studies, mathematics and technology. In June 2009, the Commission formally handed the responsibility for financial literacy in New Zealand schools to the Ministry of Education.
We have developed a financial literacy competency framework to guide providers as they design and deliver programmes, and offer teaching resources for seven of the NZQA unit standards on personal financial management.
Financial literacy education providers
We play a key role in facilitating access to financial literacy education by identifying quality financial literacy education providers and sharing good practice financial education models.
In March 2013 we completed a comprehensive review and initial selection of education providers who meet our criteria for delivering quality financial literacy education programmes.
Core principles of engagement
The core principles of engagement for financial education provided by the finance sector states that programmes should be aligned to the National Strategy for Financial Literacy and follow a recognised teaching/learning framework.