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Finance Matters

  • Audience
    Principal class
    Business manager
    Teacher leader
  • Next Intake
  • Location
  • Duration
    60 - 120 minutes
  • Mode
  • Fees
    DET fully subsidised

Develop the skills to effectively manage school finances. 

Finance Matters focuses on building your technical capability in specific areas of financial management to support the best educational outcomes for your students. 

Through a series of virtual workshops, you'll explore how to best manage financial obligations, make sound financial decisions and how to implement effective planning techniques to make your school more efficient.

The workshops have been designed to address the needs of specific school contexts, including primary, secondary and small schools. 

Finance Matters supports the 'Professional leadership' priority area of the Victorian Education State Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO).

Finance Matters is a module in the Strategic Management for School Leaders suite, which supports the Department of Education and Training's commitment to lifting the organisational performance of schools.


Designed for principal class members, business managers, and school finance liaison officers. 


Designed and delivered by the Schools Finance and Resources Branch.

Finance Matters comprises a series of discrete virtual workshops that unpack key areas of financial management in a school environment. 

Before attending a workshop, you may be asked to investigate or collate school data to ensure you can effectively engage in the learning content.

The following workshop is available in Term 2. 

Financial Management

Over 2 hours you will receive an overview of financial management best practice that supports you to meet your school’s financial management requirements. 

In this session, you’ll gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the financial responsibilities of school leaders                                           
  • how to implement, enhance and assess internal control practices, including conflict of interest and fraud control
  • value for money, economy and efficiency in relation to procurement 
  • the management of key financial functions within a school                                   
  • asset policy, establishment of an asset register and procedures for management, procurement and disposal of assets.

Register for this workshop via LearnEd in eduPay. Search for the course title in the ‘Find Learning’ section of LearnEd.

Kimberley Stacey
School Financial Policy Officer, Course Coordinator
Schools Financial Management Support
03 7022 2227