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Financial management: introduction

Suitable for: APS 5-6

Duration: 1-day workshop
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 ( )

Note: This program will benefit those from non-finance backgrounds who have financial management responsibilities.

Program overview

This program covers financial governance and the Resource Management Framework that governs how the APS uses public resources. Understand the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Act 2013 and basic financial concepts. Learn more about financial management, governance, communicating about financial issues, and monitoring budgets. Gain a better understanding of financial statements, government budgeting and developing a persuasive budget bid.

Participant benefits

Participants will:

  • Appreciate the “big” picture of financial accountabilities and responsibilities.
  • Understand what resource management includes and how it impacts on agency performance and public sector managers.
  • Practice preparing and monitoring an accrual budget and receive expert feedback during the process.
  • Be able to communicate more effectively about financial issues.


  • One-day workshop.
Last reviewed: 
3 January 2019