Investing Tutorial For Beginners

Investing is a great way to grow your individual wealth, but it can seem complicated. This can make it feel like it’s only something for people with a finance degree or those with a lot of money already. When it comes to understanding how to invest, our tutorial for beginners explains the basics of investing and the options available to help you gain the know-how and confidence to help make your own investment decisions and learn how to be a good investor.

Understanding investments: a comprehensive guide

Each of the Money101 modules listed below takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Our team of educators, designers and technology experts work together to ensure the content is engaging, accessible and fun!

All about managed funds

Managed funds give you the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of assets that you wouldn’t be able to access as a single investor. This module highlights the basics of managed funds, to get you thinking about whether they might be right for you.

Borrowing to invest

Borrowing to invest (also known as gearing) isn’t an option for the faint-hearted and won’t be suitable for everyone. A well-selected investment could rise in value over time and may also produce income. This module will show you how and why people might borrow to invest.


Cryptocurrency has captured the imagination of some passionate backers, and is increasingly being embraced by mainstream investors. Supporters see crypto as the future of money, while detractors think they’re a speculative fad. Our cryptocurrency module cuts through the hype and gives you the key information to help you make your own informed decisions.

Understanding investments: The basics

When you invest, you buy an asset or put your money somewhere to increase the value of the asset or get an income from it, or both. Your investment choice will depend on your investment goals. This module outlines how investing can help you make your money work for you to help achieve your goals.

Understanding how to invest outside super

Being a smart investor means understanding all the options available to you. Your investments can also be outside your superannuation. This module discusses how investments outside of super can be part of your financial future.

Risk and diversification

Investing and risk go hand in hand. The higher the risk of an investment (higher chance of loss occurring), the higher the expected returns could be. This module outlines the risks associated with investing, to help you decide what level you’re comfortable with when planning your investment strategy.

Shares for beginners

Buying shares is buying part ownership of a company. Investing in shares doesn’t need to be overwhelming. This module will introduce you to the basics of the Australian share market and unpack some of the jargon to help you decide if investing may be right for you.

Super as an investment

Super is your money. Investing in super can enable you to build a portfolio of assets that’s designed to provide for your retirement and is specifically suited to your personal goals. This module outlines the role of superannuation as an investment and gives you some tips for boosting your super.

Types of investments

When it comes to investments, there are a lot of different options out there. Which options are right for you will depend largely on your investment goals and your attitude to risk. This module highlights the different types of investments and the importance of diversification.

Benefit from Money101’s investment tutorial for beginners in Australia

At Money101, we’re passionate about equipping Australians with the knowledge and confidence to make smart investment decisions throughout their lives, whether just starting out or into retirement.

Discover our other financial literacy training courses, or browse our catalogue of modules for a detailed guide to the categories Money101 covers. You can also learn more about how our financial education modules work, and how they’re delivered in a way that is convenient, reliable and affordable.

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