Balancing your Budget: US 28094

This resource helps teachers deliver the Financial Capability Unit Standard 28094 ‘Produce a balanced household budget and adjust the budget to reflect changing financial circumstances’ (Level 2, 3 Credits). Students will learn about how to produce a balanced budget and adjust the budget to reflect changing financial circumstances. You will learn about the different components of a budget and a range of different budget formats.

Curriculum links

Financial Capability is a core generic domain on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. This unit of work also has links to the Social Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics learning areas.


Click here for an Interactive Financial Capability US Matrix

Balancing your Budget: US 28094

  • Year 11-13
  • 25-30 hrs
  • Mathematics and Statistics
    Social Sciences
    Level 2 Financial Capability Unit Standard
  • Free to NZ schools
  • Led by teachers
    Training Available
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Students taking part will

  • Describe benefits of having a budget 
  • Understand financial priorities for different people 
  • Set SMART financial goals 
  • Complete a draft budget 
  • Monitor and adjust a budget 
  • Complete a practice assessment 


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Download includes:

  • Using Financial Capability Unit Standards
  • Activity: 28094 Interactive Student Workbook
  • Helpful information