eLearning and Training

Finance has developed a number of training and support tools to help officials understand their roles and responsibilities within the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework and use or manage public resources in accordance with their duties under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Commonwealth Resource Management Framework

Finance has developed an eLearning program. The program is a self-learning tool and is aimed at Commonwealth officials, particularly new employees within the Commonwealth Public Service. The course will empower you with the knowledge to understand and work with the framework and to understand your responsibilities under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

The eLearning program is available on the Learnhub platform and is also available as SCORM 1.2 compliant file for entities who wish to incorporate the program on their Learning Management System. Further information in relation to the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework can be found on the Finance website.

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. Further information in relation to Comcover can be found on the Finance website.

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.

Procurement

Finance provides:

  • a range of tools and support for procuring officials on the Procurement section of the Finance website.   
  • a monthly Procurement Bulletin that includes topical procurement developments, future procurement events, and Commonwealth procurement employment opportunities. Register to be included on the mailing list.

Grants management

Finance periodically releases a publication primarily aimed at Commonwealth officials working in grants administration. Grants News 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.

Further information in relation to grants administration can be found on the grants section of the Finance website.

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.

Further information in relation to the CFO Stewardship Forum can be found on the Finance website.

Budget process

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

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

 


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