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Financial management and budgeting

Suitable for: EL2 - SES

Duration: e-learning, one-day workshop and post-workshop activities
Venue: APS Learning Centre, Canberra
Price: $675.00 (excl. GST)
Registration: Visit APS Learn for scheduled dates and to enrol for this program
Contact: Coreskillsdevelopment [at] apsc.gov.au ( )
*This program is also delivered 'in agency'. For more information regarding terms and conditions, please contact Coreskillsdevelopment [at] apsc.gov.au.

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.
Last reviewed: 
14 February 2019