Cost-benefit analysis – a strategic approach

Cost-benefit analysis is increasingly important as governments need to make a strong business case and demonstrate return on investment for community projects.

Workshop presenter Dr George Rivers states, “Governments now require greater scrutiny and assessment of public sector programs to determine whether they’re working. Evaluation is integral to decision-making – not an afterthought.”

Dr Rivers will teach you how to get the best out of this tool by providing examples, debunking jargon and engaging participants in structured discussions.

Key benefits

Cost-benefit analysis – a strategic approach will give you an understanding of how a cost benefit analysis is constructed and what to consider when reviewing one.

You will learn how to avoid common mistakes and increase your confidence in commissioning and working with a cost-benefit analysis. You will gain insights into how to commission a cost-benefit analysis  and ensure you get what you need from it.

You will be able to transfer your new skills across a range of portfolios.

Who should attend

Cost-benefit analysis – a strategic approach is designed for senior officers, managers and executives who need to work with cost-benefit analysis, for example, in project management, or to bid for funding or to seek endorsement for programs.

Course details

Cost-benefit analysis – a strategic approach is an interactive, one-day workshop that uses real examples to demonstrate good and bad practice.

Dr Rivers will teach you:

  • the key elements of a cost-benefit analysis
  • how to understand a cost-benefit analysis and what to look out for
  • the strengths and pitfalls of cost-benefit analysis
  • how to work effectively with consultants to commission a cost-benefit analysis and ensure you get the required results
  • the best uses of a cost-benefit analysis in government.


$AU 950 (incl GST)

Special offer: Register for Cost-benefit analysis – a strategic approach and Developing a Regulatory Impact Statement for only $AU 1,650 (incl GST). A savings of $250!

ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount.*

Receive a 25% discount for registrations of four or more people.*

*Only one discount is redeemable for each registration. Please contact us for more information.

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