Understanding finances for corporations

What is this training about?

This workshop provides a basic introduction to understanding finances in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations. Topics include:

  • Directors responsibilities
  • Bookkeepers, accountants and auditors
  • Reading and understanding financial statements
  • Budgeting
  • Solvency and ratios

How are the workshops structured?

This workshop runs for one day, from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.

You must attend the entire day of training to receive a certificate of attendance.

How much does it cost?

ORIC covers costs of providing the trainer, workshop materials, hiring the training venue and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).

Some participants may be eligible (directors of small corporations) to apply for assistance with travel costs to attend. ORIC does not pay sitting fees and cannot provide child care. 

Who can attend?

Applications are welcome from all directors and members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations registered under the CATSI Act. Applications from corporation employees must be supported (an email is fine) by the CEO and a director of the corporation.

When we look at applications, we prioritiste directors of corporations (so make sure your corporation's records are up to date in the public register) and people in the local area.

We expect

Participants to be committed to the training, have a sense of fun and be willing to work with and learn from others.

We also expect participants to show respect for themselves, other participants and the trainer.

Upcoming courses

Please note that applications close on the specified date—or earlier if it's in high demand. To avoid disappointment, apply as early as possible.

Darwin, NT
10 September 2019
Applications close: 30 August 2019
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Cairns, Qld
10 September 2019
Applications close: 30 August 2019
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Darwin, NT
12 September 2019
Applications close: 30 August 2019
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Cairns, Qld
12 September 2019
Applications close: 30 August 2019
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Alice Springs, NT
17 September 2019
Applications close: 6 September 2019
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Alice Springs, NT
19 September 2019
Applications close: 6 September 2019
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Port Macquarie, NSW
19 September 2019
Applications close: 6 September 2019
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Perth, WA
23 September 2019
Applications close: 13 September 2019
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Broome, WA
26 September 2019
Applications close: 13 September 2019
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