Junior Finance Academy Stage 2 - Primary School Students (Year 3 and Year 4)

The Greater Bank Finance Academy began in 2018 and was initially designed to assist High School students increase their knowledge and decision making skills about finance and money. Details can be found at www.greater.com.au/uon

It has now been recognised that students in stage 2 will also benefit from early development of financial literacy. This on demand program for stage 2 students is designed for use in the classroom or the home at a time suitable to the instructor and can be paced according to the ability of the student.

The program was created in partnership with the University of Newcastle (theory) and Greater Bank (practical). It can be completed as a stand-alone program or as part of the Children’s University where it is a credited learning destination.

The program consists of four video lessons and editable pdf workbooks for students to complete during those lessons. The video lessons provide the solutions to the workbook activities and are presented by University of Newcastle student ambassadors who are passionate about helping others to better understand money.

These lessons teach the concept of money in a fun way with age appropriate activities. They cover earning money, saving money, and money maths (including spending wisely and receiving change).

At the completion of lesson four a Certificate of Completion can be downloaded and printed.

Learning Objectives

Explore what money is used for
Learn what Australian money looks like
Understand how to write money symbols of dollars and cents


  1. What are five things you can buy with money?
  2. Dollars and cents
  3. What are the five different Australian bank notes?
  4. Match the coin with their value

Stage 2 Lesson 1 Workbook

Learning Objectives

Learn how to count money
Add different types of money together
Understand how to know the change you get back when you buy something


  1. Money in Australia
  2. Counting Australian money
  3. Shopping at the canteen

Stage 2 Lesson 2 Workbook

Learning Objectives

Understand that reward time and money are earnt, not simply given to you
Different chores are worth different amounts
Add different values together
Saving and spending reward time


  1. Three ways to earn rewards
  2. Earning reward time
  3. What to do with reward time!

Stage 2 Lesson 3 Workbook

Learning Objectives

Understand what saving money means

Calculate how long it takes to save for big things that cost a lot

Learn how to choose between different things to buy


  1. Three things to buy
  2. Save and spend
  3. Party time!

Stage 2 Lesson 4 Workbook

Once you've completed the above module, click here to download your certificate.

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