New Business Managers - Finance, Industrial and Legal Matters

PL # 14160

  • Starting on 20 Feb 2024
  • Cancellation permitted until 14 Feb 2024
  • Event registrations closed on 14 Feb 2024

Delivery Format : Mixed Mode

Event registration is Closed


Designed for new Business Managers and/or senior finance staff new to the areas of school finance and compliance.

This five-hour session will cover topics including, but not limited to: 

  • School funding
  • Critical compliance dates
  • ACNC requirements
  • School leadership/board reports
  • Awards and contracts
  • Human resources / Industrial relations issues and responsibilities
  • Critical legal considerations for new business managers

Presented by two experienced AISWA staff - Diana Currie, Manager Finance, and Nigel Briggs, Industrial and Workplace Relations Consultant, plus invited guest Michael Jensen, Senior Associate, Lavan.

Includes a light breakfast offering an opportunity to network with fellow business managers, senior AISWA staff, and Michael Jensen from Lavan in a relaxed environment.


Diana Currie (AISWA Staff)

Manager Finance

Diana Currie <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Diana is the current Manager Finance, having joined AISWA in June 2019 as the Business Practices and Contracts Manager, and more recently the CFO. Diana is a qualified CPA Accountant, having worked as a Business Manager for a K-12 Day & Boarding school for 15 years.

Nigel Briggs (AISWA Staff)

Industrial And Workplace Relations Consultant

Nigel Briggs <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Prior to joining AISWA in 2017, Nigel was an officer with the Independent Education Union of WA for 18 years. 16 years of those as Assistant Secretary (Industrial Relations). 
During that time, Nigel focussed on developing strong professional working relationships with Employees, Employers and key sector participants. His key objective was to provide consistent, accurate and timely advice and advocacy.

Since joining AISWA Nigel has been responsible for providing advice and support to member schools on all things relating to Industrial Relations, Human Resource matters and Workplace Health and Safety.  He assesses and advises on ‘conflicting’ issues (e.g. industrial issues and staff welfare; duty of care and discrimination; behaviour management and discrimination; student welfare and rights as well as staff welfare and rights).

Nigel supports schools on any issue that may have legal implications. 

Michael Jensen

Michael Jensen

Senior Associate, Lavan

Michael is a senior member of the Industrial Relations and Employment Law team at Lavan.  Before joining Lavan (which was then Phillips Fox) in 1995 Michael spent 7 years working as an industrial advocate for a major Western Australian employer association.  Prior to that he worked as a cartographer with an engineering firm, based both in the office and on site. 

Michael advises clients on industrial action, unfair dismissals, employment contracts, enterprise bargaining, equal opportunity matters and discrimination issues. He regularly provides advice in relation to disciplinary and dismissal proceedings and represents employers in State and Federal Industrial Commissions and the Equal Opportunity Commission.  He has a thorough understanding of the interrelationship between workers compensation claims and employee relations and has previously represented Risk Cover and other insurers at Work Cover.

Michael has broad-based knowledge and experience in the areas of EEO, employee relations and workers compensation.  He provides strategic advice on industrial relations, EEO and workers’ compensation issues to public and private  sector organisations.

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New Business Managers - Finance, Industrial and Legal Matters

Date / Time

20 Feb 2024 Starts: 08:00 Finishes: 13:00

Delivery Format : Mixed Mode

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

PL Hours : 5.00

Learning Area

  • Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources

School Area

  • Business Manager

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