Managing Church Finances (without assessment)

For current and prospective church and parish treasurers

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Managing Church Finances (without assessment)

This course is designed for current and prospective treasurers, leadership and committee members within Church communities and ministry organisations.

The aim of the course is to equip those with financial oversight of Church resources with practical skills in the key areas budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting, in order to allocate and manage resources essential to continuing ministry. This includes contributing to financial estimates, allocating funds, managing budgets and reporting on financial activity.

We are offering two different workshops for you to choose from. You can attend either one or both workshops.

You can also choose to undergo additional assessments after the workshop to attain a Statement of Attainment for a Unit of Competency. Learn more about the Managing Church Finances Short Course.

Financial Reporting

  • Structure and format of financial reports which are clear and conform to requirements.
  • Reviewing profit and loss statements, cash flows and ageing summaries.
  • Assessing financial viability.
  • Statutory requirements for compliance and liabilities for tax.
  • Analysing the effectiveness of existing financial management approaches including reviewing financial management software, managing risks of misappropriation of funds, ensuring systems are in place to record all transactions, maintaining an audit trail. 


  • Prepare, implement and revise a budget, which aligns with the mission, is based on research and analysis of previous financial data and cash flow trends, and meets Church requirements.
  • Using previous financial data to determine allocations for resources.
  • Making informed estimates of new items for inclusion in budget.
  • Communicating budgets to others.

There are two single-day workshops: the first focusing on Financial Reporting and the second, on Budgeting.

Students seeking a Statement of Attainment for the Unit of Competency BSBFIM601 (see below) must complete both workshops and assessment tasks during and after the workshops.

The key elements of this course satisfy the requirements of the VET Unit of Competency BSBFIM601 – Manage Finances. Students who satisfactorily complete assessment tasks will receive a statement of attainment for this Unit of Competency. BSBFIM601 – Manage Finances is applicable to a number of qualifications within the Business Services training package at the Diploma and Advanced Diploma level.

Interested? Learn more about the Managing Church Finances Short Course.

Financial Reporting Workshop (no assessment)$70
Budgeting Workshop (no assessment)$70
Managing Church Finances Short Course (both workshops with assessment)$290

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 14 February 2020

All workshops start at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm.

  • Financial reports: 22 February 2020
  • Budgets: 14 March 2020

Canberra Campus (Pastoral and Clinical Stream)

St Mark’s National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall Street BARTON  ACT 2600

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Simply fill out this form and a copy of your application will be emailed to you for your records. An invoice from our Accounts department will follow within two business weeks.

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