Engineering context

This one-day course focuses on helping participants understand essential business and financial knowledge that is critical for engineering teams and projects. It aims to help participants be more effective in understanding financial priorities, using the language of finance, managing financial resources, communicating with financial executives and generally applying financial know-how.

Please note: This course comprises selected content from the two-day Financial Acumen for Engineers program. Participants who would like a deeper understanding of finance should apply for the two-day course, Financial Acumen for Engineers.

Course objectives include:

  • Clarify important financial concepts and terminology
  • Provide practical financial models for interpreting and using financial information
  • Impart key financial principles (‘fundamental truths’)
  • Reveal and examine important cause-effect relationships
  • Explain the ‘financial drivers’ of financial productivity
  • Show how you can leverage financial performance

Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

6. Identify, assess and manage risks
9. Performance

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.


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We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

Target audience includes engineers and project managers who require an overview and practical knowledge of financial concepts and terminology to assist them with their day-to-day financial acumen.

Your facilitator for this course

Geoff Rip has extensive experience in consulting and training services, both in Australia and overseas. For more than 20 years he has designed and delivered financial acumen training programs for Australian organisations across all business sectors, including many well-known commercial and blue-chip companies. His programs have benefitted staff at all levels, from front-line sales representatives to executive managers.

Geoff has a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) and an MBA degree, specialising in organisation development. 

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