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Managing Budgets and Financial Plans

Gain the core skills and tools to help manage budgets in the public sector

Managing Budgets and Financial Plans

IPAA Victoria’s Managing Budgets and Financial Plans course will provide you with the core skills and tools to help manage your budget in a public sector environment.

Public sector professionals rely on funding to deliver high-quality services to the community and need to be able to account for public money used in delivering public services.

Course overview

You will gain a comprehensive knowledge in areas such as:

  • learning practical tools and techniques to help you manage public sector budgets
  • using case studies to demonstrate a range of skills to effectively manage budgets
  • applying contemporary budgeting practice, concept and terminology
  • allocating and understand public sector budget effectively.

Course outcomes

Participants will be equipped with a deeper understanding of:

  • practical government budgeting frameworks and processes
  • core skills for developing and adapting budgets, monitoring and reporting
  • the difference between an accrual budget and cash budget
  • how to manage your budget consistently with whole-of-government processes.

Course audience

This course is designed for those who:

  • program or project managers with budget and cost centre responsibilities
  • work as a team leader
  • members of an agency or business finance team
  • looking to improve budget knowledge and skills.

As a finance professional I was really impressed by the delivery of some complex government accounting principles in an easy and engaging program. I highly recommend this program for all levels of your organisation

Bryce King, Department of Education and Training



Mark Priadko

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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

Wednesday 19 June 2024
9:30 am – 4:30 pm


Date & Time

Monday 9 September 2024
9:30 am – 4:30 pm




Staff of Organisation Members

  • Platinum member: $895
  • Gold member: $1044
  • Silver member: $1119
  • Silver (small) member: $1194

Personal Members

  • Professional member: $1044
  • Concession member: $1044
  • Fellow: $1044

Non member: $1492

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Managing Budgets and Financial Plans? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.