5 pt


Financial Wellbeing – A Pacific Islands perspective

Event Details

Video conference one
– 8 September 2020
Video conference two
– 22 September 2020

12.15pm – 1.15pm


$105 +GST Register

This interactive course introduces tools and strategies that you can share with your learners to help them make informed decisions about money, and to develop their financial planning skills.

Course outline

This course consists of two online video conferences, as well as four-weeks of facilitator support. This support is in the form of a community of professional learning. It is self-paced and takes a minimum of 1-2 hours of engagement per week. 

Topics covered 

 The course covers 

  • the influence of marketing on our spending 
  • the difference between needs and wants  
  • prioritising our obligations (including cultural ones) 
  • why Pacific Island communities are set up differently to manage finances and activities
  • the difference between poor and broke
  • where to go for more assistance in managing financial wellbeing. 

The learning outcomes 

 At the end of this course participants will have a better understanding of:

  • how Pacific communities view finance/money 
  • the role of spirituality in finance decision making  
  • cultural obligations and why they are important  
  • the principle of prioritising obligations.

Who is it for?

This course is recommended for teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice (TapatoruPūkenga Papa Rua – Level 2). 

About the facilitator

Pale Sauni is a senior Pacific Samoan educator who has been delivering workshops on financial wellbeing for over 15 years. He has critical insights on how we can engage with our Pacific learning communities by and through the understanding of how money works. Pale will facilitate a discussion around how tools and strategies can unlock learning success. 

Ako Aotearoa badges 

Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of course requirements.