Full course description
Date and time
Day 1 Friday 6 May 2022, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Day 2 Friday 13 May 2022, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
This learning event is right for you if you are a new Business Manager or Bursar wanting to explore the complexities of your role and build a network of support.
Being the Business Manager or Bursar of an Independent school is a complex and challenging role. New Business Managers and Bursars can find themselves overwhelmed by the range of issues they need to consider on a day-to-day basis, as well as the amount of detailed knowledge required about each of these issues. They sometimes struggle to find out what it is that they do not know, and where they can turn for advice and support.
The New Business Managers’ Program 2021 aims to provide participants with an overview of the wide range of tasks that fall to a Business Manager or Bursar, as well as delving into the detail of some of the most crucial aspects of the role. This two-day program is a joint initiative between the Association of School Bursars and Administrators (VIC) Inc. (ASBAV) and Independent Schools Victoria (ISV), and is targeted at those Business Managers and Bursars who have been in their role for less than twelve months.
Previous participants' feedback about the Program:
‘It was a wonderful & Informative PD and I enjoyed talking to the presenters as well as other people in same job role as myself’.
‘This was my first ISV seminar, and I found it very helpful in giving me a broad overview of aspects I might encounter in my new position. The presenters were very friendly and helpful.’
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- School governance – Governance
- School governance – Not-for-profit status
- School governance – Probity
- strong knowledge of the role in the context of Independent schools
- expanded network of support.
Presenters will consist of the President and members of the ASBAV State Committee, and the Chief Executive and Heads of ISV. Participants will also hear from experienced business managers, as well as other expert staff from ISV, and will be provided with the opportunity to discuss issues of relevance to their particular situation in an open and supportive environment.
Peter Roberts is currently Independent Schools Victoria’s Head of School Services, and the Company Secretary of the Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority. In his roles, Peter provides advice and support to Independent schools, particularly in the areas of compliance and accountability, capital projects and school operations. He has played a leading role in implementing various Australian and Victorian Government education programs focused on school performance and infrastructure improvement. Prior to joining ISV, he spent twenty years working in Victorian secondary schools as a teacher and Assistant Principal.