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In Charge of My Money

Youngcare Financial Literacy Program

 

The Youngcare Financial Literacy Program ‘In Charge of My Money’ is proudly supported by Suncorp and focuses on increasing participants’ understanding of their own financial well-being.

This course is designed for people with disabilities, their families, and carers.

The information given is general in nature and this course is not intended to provide financial or investment advice. We do not accept any legal responsibility for any loss incurred as a result of reliance upon it – please make your own enquiries.

To complete this course, follow the steps below. Start at Module 1 and work your way through to module 3.

If you have questions relating to this course, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Online Course

Module 1: What is my relationship with money?

In this section we discuss the importance of understanding your relationship with money and how it can affect us all physically and mentally, and the bearing it can often have on relationships.

Module 1 Steps:

  1. Complete pre-program survey
  2. Watch Module 1 video
  3. Explore Module 1 resources

Refer to toolkit below for resources listed within.

Module 2: Know what I want – setting goals

This session is all about knowing what you want and setting goals for your money, so it’s called ‘Do it’ and we start by talking about goal setting.

Module 2 Steps:

  1. Watch Module 2 Video
  2. Explore Module 2 resources

Refer to toolkit below for resources listed within.

Module 3: Getting into and out of debt

In this module we will review ‘My relationship with money’.

Module 3 steps:

  1. Watch Module 3 Video
  2. Explore module 3 resources
  3. Complete Post-program Survey

Refer to toolkit below for resources listed within.

Resources Toolkit

Module 1: Pre-Program Survey

Take survey

Module 1: Needs and Wants worksheet – PDF

Download worksheet

Module 1: Energy Switch Website – NSW Government

View resource

Module 1: ‘Energy Made Easy’ – Australian Government

View resource

Module 1: Understand Your Energy Bill – AGL

View resource

Module 2: What are my goals? Worksheet – PDF

Download worksheet

Module 2: Money Smart

View resource

Module 2: Saver Plus

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Module 3: ‘Personal loan calculator’ – Money Smart

View resource

Module 3: The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)

View resource

Module 3: Bankruptcy – Money Smart

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Module 3: Bankruptcy – AFSA

View resource

Module 3: Track My Debt

View resource

Module 3: Ask Izzy

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Module 3: Post-program survey

Take survey

Module 3: Money Smart

View resource

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for a diverse audience, specifically targeting individuals with disabilities, as well as the people who support and care for them, including families and caregivers. It provides a general understanding of financial literacy tailored to the unique needs and challenges faced by this community. Whether you’re an individual seeking to enhance your financial skills or someone supporting a person with disabilities, this course offers valuable insights and practical knowledge to help you navigate creating budgets for everyday life effectively.

Can I complete this course on behalf of someone?

Yes, absolutely! This course is designed to cater to both individuals with disabilities and the people who support them, including families and caregivers. Whether you’re looking to enhance your own financial literacy or assist someone in creating customised budgets, the content is accessible and beneficial for all involved. Feel free to embark on this learning journey individually or collaboratively, as the course is crafted to be inclusive and supportive of diverse learning needs and contexts.

What do I get at the end of this course?

At the conclusion of this course, there is no formal certification provided. Instead, you gain invaluable knowledge in financial literacy specifically designed to empower individuals with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. The focus of this course is on equipping you with the skills to create customised budgets for everyday life. The real value lies in the practical insights and understanding you’ll acquire, empowering you to navigate financial matters with confidence and tailor plans that suit unique circumstances.

How long does it take to complete this course?

The duration of the course varies for each participant, as it depends on individual learning preferences and pace. However, as a general guideline, we recommend planning approximately one hour for each module. This estimate allows for a balanced and immersive learning experience, giving participants the opportunity to absorb the content thoroughly. Keep in mind that the flexibility of our program enables you to progress at your own pace, ensuring a rewarding and personalized learning journey for everyone.

Can I complete this course on my phone?

Yes – We understand the importance of flexibility in your learning journey. All course content and resources are designed to be easily accessible on mobile devices. Whether you’re using a smartphone or tablet, you’ll have the convenience of learning on the go.

How do I register for this course?

Registration for this course is hassle-free! No formal registration process is required. To enroll, all you need to do is complete the pre-program survey before starting the course and the post-program survey upon its conclusion. These surveys serve as your application and signify your commitment to participating in and completing the course.

For further information on future Youngcare Financial Literacy Programs, please contact Youngcare Connect:

email [email protected] or phone 1800 844 727

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The Co Group
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Une Parkinson Foundation
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