eLearning and Training

We have developed a number of training and support tools to help officials understand their responsibilities under the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework, including the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule).   

Links to the PGPA Act and Rule can be found in the right hand menu under Policies, legislation and guidelines. For a full list of the the legislation, instruments and policies under the framework visit the PGPA legislation, associated instruments and policies page.   


Commonwealth Resource Management Framework

The eLearning program will empower you with the knowledge to understand your responsibilities under the PGPA Act and Rule. The program is a self-learning tool and is aimed at Commonwealth officials, particularly new employees within the Commonwealth Public Service.

There are 4 short 10 minute modules that provide an introduction to the PGPA Act and outline an officials responsibilities under the Act, along with useful information around managing public resources and spending relevant money.




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The eLearning program is available on the Learnhub platform. For entities who wish to incorporate the program on their Learning Management System, a SCORM 1.2 compliant package is available.

For users running the course through the Department of Finance website, Google Chrome is recommended. 
Tip: When undertaking the eLearning program please open the Managing Commonwealth Resources pages on our website in a separate window. This will provide you with direct access to Resource Management Guides and other supporting material to assist you in undertaking the eLearning program. Please contact PGPA if you require assistance

Other Resources include:

Risk Management

Finance has a stewardship role within the Australian Government to promote and facilitate best practice risk management. We seek to influence better planning, the effective allocation of resources, and enhanced decision making across government.

The PGPA Act and the Commonwealth Risk Management Policy provides a framework for entities to adopt a cohesive  approach, that leads to a better understanding of the risks they face in achieving their objectives.

Comcover provides a range of training programs and learning resources that assist officials to engage with risk.


Finance provides:

  • a range of tools and support for procuring officials in the Procurement section of our website.
  • a monthly Procurement Bulletin that includes topical developments, future events, and Commonwealth procurement employment opportunities. 

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Grants management

Finance periodically releases a publication, Grants News, primarily aimed at Commonwealth officials working in grants administration. It provides information on what is new in Commonwealth grants and enables opportunities for entities to collaborate across portfolios.

A suite of whole-of-government grant opportunity guideline templates has been developed to streamline processes. Whole-of-government grant agreement templates have also been developed for entities to use when entering into grants to provide a consistent standardised terms across government.

The grants section provides further information on grants administration.

Reporting and accounting

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

CFO Stewardship Forum provides further information.

Budget process

An overview of the Budget Process can be found on the Budget section of our website.


Central Budget Managment

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. 

Further information in relation to CBMS, including training and support, can be found on our website.

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