Financial management and budgeting

Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

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Suitable for: EL2-SES

Duration: e-learning, two-day workshop and post-workshop activities
Venue: APS Learning Centre, Canberra
Price: $675.00 (excl. GST)
Dates: 25 May 2018 (Canberra)
Registration: Online Registration Service
*This program is also delivered 'in agency'. For more information regarding terms and conditions, please contact

Program overview

This program aims to provide operational and line managers with the skills to manage day-to-day activities and outcomes within a budget.

Participant benefits

On completion of this program, a participant will be able to or better able to:

  • identify and explain the parts of the Commonwealth Resource Management framework that are relevant for financial management and budgeting
  • explain the parts of the Commonwealth budget process that are relevant for financial management and budgeting
  • discuss the individual agency factors that impact the framing of the line area budget
  • explain the principles of good financial management and budgeting
  • plan and develop appropriate line area budgets
  • successfully manage and monitor line area budgets
  • explain the budget reporting requirements for agency line area managers.


  • Phase 1 - Self-directed e-learning
  • Phase 2 - Two-day workshop
  • Phase 3 - Personal learning action plan to continue learning in the workplace.