Financial Management
Fundamentals for Tourism

Delivered in partnership with
Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC)

In-person, UQ Brisbane City  1–2 March 2023 

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Improve your ability to assess organisational performance and make informed, data-driven financial decisions. 

Understanding financial information is essential for effective business performance analysis and decision-making. This course aims to improve your ability to understand and communicate credibly and effectively by clarifying core accounting and finance concepts. You will learn how financial data is generated and reported, as well as how to best apply relevant information for business decisions and performance evaluation. You will gain a practical understanding of financial management through a variety of tools, techniques, and terminology using case studies tailored to the tourism industry. 

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Industry expertise

Be inspired to innovate and excel
by learning from world-class business
and tourism facilitators.

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Practical applications

Learn how to apply
cutting-edge frameworks
directly to your business.

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Expand your network

Connect and collaborate
with peers across the
Queensland tourism industry.

What you’ll learn

In this course, you will: 

  • develop an understanding of core accounting and finance terminology. 
  • learn about ratio analysis, budgeting, funding options, financial evaluation techniques, and variance analysis. 
  • interpret financial statements to evaluate your business revenue and expenses.
  • practice with a range of tools, techniques, and methodologies to improve financial performance. 

Who should attend

This course is aimed at managers, team leaders, business owners, and professionals in operational or customer-facing tourism and hospitality roles. Participants should be seeking to improve their understanding of core finance and accounting concepts. This short course is ideal for professionals who don’t have formal financial qualifications. 

Your organisation will benefit from this course by helping employees increase their industry knowledge and improve their ability to understand financial information. This short course promotes effective assessment of business performance, contributing to better decision-making. 

Upcoming sessions

Upcoming workshops

Date: 1–2 March, 2023
Time: 9am–5pm
Location: UQ Brisbane City
Cost: A$1,755 Early bird offer until 2 February, 2023*
(usually $1,950)

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Interested in future sessions on this topic? Register here and we’ll keep you informed on new course dates. 



*Price incl. GST. See below for discounts that may apply to you.
Registrations for Financial Management Fundamentals for Tourism close on 23 February 2023. To secure your place, we encourage you to register early. If a course is full, you will go on a waitlist and be contacted if a spot becomes available.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.

What's included

Learning materials

  • Complete a pre-course survey to assess your financial literacy level and areas of interest. 
  • Receive access to online course materials before, during, and after the completion of the short course.
  • Participants will be required to review their organisation’s financial performance based on the course learnings.


  • All our face to face workshops include catering and tea/coffee facilities (please let us know if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements when booking).
  • Upon successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital badge. This will certify that you have developed the capability to address business challenges through innovation. To understand more about digital badges and it’s benefits, please refer to our FAQ.

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Lisa Barham is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience as a finance professional. Throughout her career Lisa has worked with ASX100 blue-chip companies, listed multinationals as well as consulting to private and social enterprises. Lisa has experience in a range of service-based industries through her five years as the Head of Finance for a Queensland based commercial aviation operator.

When facilitating workshops, Lisa combines her professional and commercial experience with her collaborative style. She’s passionate about simplifying complex information and improving the financial literacy of participants. Lisa works with UQBS Executive Education to deliver workshops to the private and public sector. She also lectures the Accounting & Business Analysis subject as part of the UQ MBA.

While completing her Chartered Accountants Program Lisa won three national merit awards and was accepted to the Dean’s Honour role on completion of the UQ MBA.

Additional information

Speak to the team 

If you have any questions about this course or anything else, please fill out the form below with details of your enquiry and our team will respond to your request within 1 business day, or call us on +61 7 3346 7999

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