Supporting jobs and the economy

Small Business Financial Fitness Fund

This program helps businesses to build a greater understanding of their financial position and develop strategies to improve sustainability.

Noting the challenge of Territory small businesses being able to work both in and on their business, peak bodies will also be invited to submit a business case to deliver relevant financial training programs for small business as part of a competitive assessment process.

This may include accredited and non-accredited programs that target industries in need.

How to apply to undertake financial training

The following organisations have been funded by the NT Government to provide financial fitness training. To find out more and to sign up for a course, please contact the relevant organisation direct.

Training provider The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation
Name of the course The Financial Literacy for Boards and Business
Course lnformation The Financial Literacy for Boards and Business will deliver numeracy skills to strengthen the knowledge and confidence of Arnhem Land entrepreneurs, managers, leaders and board members regarding business operations so responsible decisions can be made. This program will unpack and deliver the underpinning knowledge regarding financial statements and help improve participant’s confidence in making responsible decisions and help develop future business leaders.
Link to registerContact The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation
Training provider The Adding Value CFO
Name of the course Basic Bean Counting
Course information This is a basic non-accredited course for non-accountants that introduces students to accounting concepts so they feel more empowered about understanding their financial reports. This course covers basic GST concepts and compliance as well as payroll compliance to enable the student to understand their legal requirements with the Australian Taxation Office. Basic budgets and forecasts will also be introduced to inspire the student to look forward which will assist in planning for the future.
Link to registerContact The Adding Value CFO Pty Ltd
Training provider Response Employment and Training
Name of the course Taking Care of Business
Course information Taking Care of Business will assist businesses build a greater understanding of their financial position through access to tools and tips to improve financial sustainability. Workshops will include accredited and non-accredited training options along with weekly on line lives. All which will support businesses to review, rest and sustain!
Link to registerContact Response Employment and Training
Training providerAustralian Institute of Company Directors
Name of the course1-Day Finance for Directors
Course informationThis program provides a straightforward introduction to financial statements from the director’s perspective. Participants will explore the three key financial statements: the balance sheet, the income (profit and loss) statement and the cash flow statement; and discover how directors use these statements to monitor financial performance and to assess overall company performance at board level. The course also examines the financial aspects of directors’ statutory duties and non-financial indicators of company performance. Programs will be conducted face to face and on-line in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs.
Link to registerContact Australian Institute of Company Directors

Training programs delivered by peak industry bodies

For programs delivered by peak industry bodies please contact your peak body direct. Programs delivered by peak industry bodies will not be listed here.

Financial Fitness Fund terms and conditions

For program details, please read the terms and conditions.


For information about available training programs, please contact the training providers listed above or your peak industry body.

For information about the Financial Fitness Fund, please contact the Business Recovery team.