Training and support

The following training and support is to help officials:

  • understand their roles and responsibilities within the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework
  • use or manage public resources in accordance with their duties under the PGPA Act.

For all officials – foundational resources

For specialists – training resource on specific topics

For Learning & Development teams

General training and support for all officials

Introduction to the PGPA Framework

Provides an overview of the PGPA Framework: its legislative components and the structure and system of government in Australia.  This training includes:

The aims and learning objectives of this training is on the Resource Management and Budget (RMB) training program.  Entities can find the training slides for RMB training (Part I) which can be used to tailor and deliver PGPA Act training in your entity.  Entities can also use Finance's panel of training providers to tailor and deliver RMB training program to officials in your entity.

Any questions about these training resources, please contact pmra@finance.gov.au.  

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PGPA Act – Fundamentals for officials

Finance provides a range of resources to help officials understand and comply with the PGPA Act:

The aims and learning objectives of this training is on the Resource Management and Budget (RMB) training program.  Entities can find the training slides for RMB training (Part II) which can be used to tailor and deliver PGPA Act training in your entity.  Entities can also use Finance's panel of training providers to tailor and deliver RMB training program to officials in your entity.

Any questions about these training resources, please contact pmra@finance.gov.au.  

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Risk management

The risk management training courses are designed to increase awareness of risk across the Commonwealth public sector and encourage better practice in public sector risk management. Officials can:

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Technical training and support on specific resource management topics

Budget process

Officials may refer to:

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Fraud awareness

The Fraud Awareness eLearning Training Package helps officials to understand the requirements in the PGPA Act and the PGPA Rule. This eLearning module has been developed by the Attorney-General’s Department and is currently available through the Commonwealth Fraud Control Govdex Community.

For further information about the Fraud Awareness eLearning Training Package or for access to the Fraud Control Govdex Community, contact fraud@ag.gov.au.

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Procurement

Finance provides:

  • short courses on better procurement practice. These courses are conducted periodically as demand requires. Online courses are also in development. Course schedules, other future procurement events, topical procurement developments and Commonwealth Government procurement employment opportunity news are available in the digital newsletter, The Procurement Bulletin. Register here to be included on the mailing list.
  • the Commonwealth Contracting Suite(CCS): an online contracting document builder for procurement under $200,000. The CCS features built-in contextual help.

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Grants management

Finance publishes Grants News, a quarterly publication to assist officials in Commonwealth entities working in grants administration. Finance also provides the Commonwealth Low-Risk Grant Agreement Template.

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Reporting and accounting

For officials in Chief Finance Officer (CFO) areas, Finance holds the bi-monthly CFO Forum to provide updates from key areas within Finance on current reporting and accounting issues impacting on Commonwealth entities.

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Central Budget Management System

Central Budget Management System (CBMS) training provides training for staff of Commonwealth entities who use, or will have to use, CBMS. Training sessions are scheduled according to the budget process timetable and user demand.

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Resources for Learning & Development teams

Finance provides the following resources to help entities to integrate resource management and PGPA Act training into their learning & development programs:

Finance has established a community of practice focused on resource management education and skills development. The community is designed to help entities ensure their officials have access to the right information, tools, and training to understand their responsibilities under the resource management framework. It provides a forum to:

  • share ideas and education products
  • discuss financial training needs
  • develop, pilot and evaluate new or updated training materials.

The community has played a key role in the design and development of the RMB training products through participation in a co-design and piloting process.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the community please contact the pmra@finance.gov.au

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Contact for information on this page: pmra@finance.gov.au

Last updated: 21 January 2016