Building a Credible Business Case

Building a Credible Business Case
This course is currently only available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email learning@nsw.ipaa.org.au for a quote.

Course Overview


This course provides learners and agencies with a foundation set of skills for the development of business cases which meet the requirements identified in the NSW Treasury Business Case Template, especially for projects to be submitted for a Gateway Review. It follows the steps in developing a business case, from a strategic view of the problem or opportunity, to considerations for evaluating options, and ensuring appropriate coverage of key business case success factors, with application of business case principles to a relevant case study. The course will also ensure learners understand stakeholder requirements and what is required to effectively communicate the business case.

Learning Outcomes


  • Understand the requirements of, and connection between, business case guidelines and the NSW Gateway Review Process Policy.
  • Assemble a business case by drawing on appropriate sources of information.
  • Estimate the outlays required to resource the proposal.
  • Prepare a cost-benefit analysis.
  • Identify risks and develop risk management programs.
  • Prepare a business plan that meets stakeholder requirements.
  • Develop an implementation plan for the business case.

NSW Public Sector Framework Capabilities


This course is targeted at Advanced to Highly Advanced level. The following behaviours from the framework are covered:

Business Enablers: Finance

  • Understand core financial terminology, policies and processes, and display knowledge of relevant recurrent and capital financial measures.
  • Understand impacts of funding allocations on business planning and budgets, including value for money, choice between direct provision and purchase of services, and financial implications of decisions.
  • Understand and apply financial audit, reporting and compliance obligations.
  • Identify discrepancies or variances in financial and budget reports, and take corrective action where appropriate.
  • Apply a thorough understanding of recurrent and capital financial terminology, policies and processes to planning, forecasting and budget preparation and management.
  • Identify and analyse trends, review data and evaluate business options to ensure business cases are financially sound.
  • Assess relative cost benefits of direct provision or purchase of services.
  • Understand and promote the role of sound financial management and its impact on organisational effectiveness.
 

Terms and Conditions
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Payments

Payment must be made either in full online at the time of confirming purchase or 14 days from the date of the invoice.
Payment is required prior to attending the event or course. 

Payments - Online Events

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Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event running — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 5–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–5 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the course start date — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 7–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–6 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, 100% of the event fee must be paid.

Transfer policy - Events
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Scheduled Courses
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Your course registration can be transferred to another course without penalty if requested more than 10 business days prior to the course start date. Otherwise, the above cancellation policy applies. Transfers can only be requested when the course fee has been paid in full
  • Transferring your registration to another person can be done at any time without penalty, provided that nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days before course/event start date; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
Penalties may be waived in exceptional circumstances, work commitments do not count as exceptional circumstances.

Program Changes

IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration will be refunded. 


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