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
Recommended for Years 10 and 11 students
Recommended for Years 11 and 12 students
Recommended for Year 12 and university students aged 18-25
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!
We aim to run at least two workshops per year level and organisation.
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.
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!
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
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 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.