Our four curriculum levels are filled with all the things we wish we were all taught at school. It builds upon four different levels to cater for students of different year levels and stages of their money journeys.
Recommended for Years 9 and 10 students
We start by learning to set savings goals, keeping track of the money we spend and borrow, and grasping interest rate, tax and superannuation basics.
Recommended for Years 10 and 11 students
At this stage, students learn to keep themselves safe financially and dive deeper into topics covered in the previous level for a better understanding of Australia’s economy and its financial institutions.
Recommended for Years 11 and 12 students
Long-term planning is an underlying theme in each of these topics, ranging from choosing a preferred superfund, to HECS, BNPL, investing basics and more!
Recommended for Year 12 and university students aged 18-25
Here, we arm students with the knowledge to seek financial guidance and lay the foundations for a healthy financial future throughout adulthood!
We teach young women the basics in the classroom, then recruit them after their final year of secondary school as facilitators to pass on their knowledge to younger year levels.
This is how our virtuous cycle works - we give so that your girls can give back!
Our parent workshops equip parents with helpful pointers and strategies to guide their daughters through each stage of their personal finance journeys. These supplementary seminars are based on the four levels of our curriculum.
We collaborate with School Councils and Boards to plan and design these workshops on behalf of parents.
In fact, money and adulting go hand-in-hand. That’s why our workshops for young women aged 18-25 are so popular!
Download our entire Curriculum Brochure here to learn more about our curriculum and workshops, and for a detailed breakdown of workshop formats, levels, topics and our pedagogical style. Our brochure will help you fill out our workshop booking form
Love what you see in our Curriculum Brochure? Fill out our booking form here to book your first virtual or in-person workshop with us.
We’ll personally reach out to you after receiving your booking form. We work collaboratively with each school to ensure our workshops are as accessible as possible
Our pre-workshop surveys measure students’ objective and subjective levels of financial well-being, and give the best indication of the money topics they’re most curious about. We’ll fill you in on this step after we personally reach out to you.
We’ll send around feedback forms, take-home notes, detailed Q&A handouts and ‘next steps’ with step-by-step guides to keep the money conversations going at home.
If you’re booking on behalf of your school, we’ll recruit from your Year 12 cohort to join us as facilitators for future years. It’s all part of vida’s virtuous cycle!
Said complex financial concepts were explained in an easy-to-digest manner.
were “extremely likely” to recommend our workshops to a friend
said the difficulty of the workshop was pitched to their level of understanding, and that they could easily clear up any areas of confusion
on average, students more than double their knowledge and confidence in basic financial concepts across our whole curriculum.
We do not offer any personalised financial advice. We’re an educational initiative aimed at improving and building awareness around our money choices. Our workshops, schools programs and online content provide general financial advice and are designed to equip young people with the basic skills, knowledge and attitudes to kickstart their personal finance journeys. We are not licensed financial professionals and do not advertise on behalf of financial providers and services. If you are looking for personalised financial advice, we strongly recommend that you speak to a licensed professional.
Our evidence-based curriculum includes almost 40 topics and is segmented into four levels designed to chart the start of a young woman’s personal finance journey from 14 to 25. Our topics are centered around four money themes: saving, spending, investing and borrowing.
Our curriculum is closely aligned with the 2011 National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework, ASIC’s 2018 Financial Literacy Strategy and the most recent iteration of PISA’s OECD Financial Literacy Strategy.
Absolutely! We encourage young men to come along to our workshops for three reasons:
Young men are equally as likely as young women to miss out on financial education in the classroom, particularly in co-educational schools.
Eliminating the gender wealth gap is everybody’s business, and we feel that men deserve to be included in the fight for a more gender-equal financial future.
We also want to rectify the gendered imbalance in personal finance knowledge so that couples are in lockstep when making key financial decisions. Research conducted by Relationships Australia shows that there’s a clear need for ‘money-proofing’ relationships; financial stress is the primary cause of relationship breakdowns nationwide!
Two of the things we love most at vida are answering your questions and writing crash courses! We know how confusing the wider world of money can be, so shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, DM us @vidamelb on Insta or fill out our form on our Get in touch page with your questions and we’ll whip together a post ASAP!
We offer a tiered pricing system and a discount if you book a bundle (3+) of workshops. Contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to get your personalised quote today!
Our school and parent workshops typically run for 40 to 60 minutes during a school period, lunchtime or evening (for parents) session. Workshops for tertiary students are usually 60 minutes in length, but our timings are very flexible; organisations have previously booked 90 minute workshops with us!
We aim to run at least two workshops per year level and organisation.
Parent workshops are designed to supplement our workshops for secondary school students and are run at the school’s discretion. We aim to run at least one parent workshop per school.
As a women’s rights trailblazer renowned for her kindness, compassion and generosity, Vida Goldstein was one of the leading faces of Victoria’s century suffragette movement throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. She was one of the first women to stand for federal election and ran for federal parliament five times!
Vida was encouraged to become economically and financially independent from a young age and campaigned extensively for the complete equality of men and women. In particular, she advocated for a removal of the gender pay gap, a fair redistribution of wealth and the appointment of women to senior leadership roles - causes we still fight for today!
If you’d like to learn more about Vida, check out the first episode of the ABC’s Ms Represented documentary, which aired in July 2021