Budgeting and Business Planning

Every manager needs to operate within a budget. During this course you will examine a variety of approaches for developing a budget and monitoring performance against an agreed business plan.


2 Days

Time (AWST)


Managers, supervisors and staff are held accountable for achieving their organisation’s outcomes. This business planning course is highly interactive, equipping you with essential tools to prepare successful budgets and strategic business plans. These invaluable skills will help empower you towards achieving your organisation’s goals.

Who will benefit

Managers, supervisors and staff in the private and public sector who need to prepare, understand or evaluate budgets and business plans. This budget management course is also suitable for not-for-profit organisations.


  • The purpose, importance and benefits of a budget and a business plan
  • The relationship between the budget and the business plan
  • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis
  • Setting objectives and goals
  • Planning and budgeting for the organisation’s resource requirements and capital expenditure
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)
  • Action plans
  • Building commitment and responsibility
  • Monitoring performance against the plan and budget.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn to:

  • Plan and evaluate a budget
  • Prepare and implement a business plan
  • Gain the necessary skills to assess and handle risk
  • Manage the process of implementing a business plan
  • Examine and manage costs against a budget
  • Monitor and manage progress against a business plan.

What past course attendees say:

"Very welcoming staff and a delicious selection of food!"
"The facilitator was excellent. This course was better than I expected."
Related Results

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