Facilities Business Case Course


SR6 (In between LTN and LTS)

9.00am to 5.00pm

This introductory course offers a step-by-step approach to putting together a strong Business Case for facility and infrastructure projects in Government organisations. The course includes information on how to analyse alternatives, timeframes, costs, risks and develop an implementation plan.

The course contains a number of practical exercises to reinforce attendees understanding of business case requirements and to allow them to apply their knowledge to real-life projects. Throughout the exercises, realistic considerations and issues are introduced. 

The course is ideally suited to those who are new to business case development or involved in projects with facility and infrastructure components. No prior knowledge or experience is assumed.



This course is for any professional, Government employees seeking to attain funding approval for facility and infrastructure projects by using business cases, including but not limited to:

  • Government Employees
  • Business Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Facility and Infrastructure Planners
  • Contract Administrators




Business Needs | Consideration of Related Projects

Facility & Infrastructure Requirements

Requirements Development | Stakeholder Engagement

Options Assessment

Identification of Options |Advantages | Disadvantages | Risks | Opportunities

Cost & Benefits

Whole of Life Costs | Cash Flow Requirements | Initial Assessment of Economic Impact on the State/Territory and National Economy


Risk Identification Techniques | Environment and Heritage Considerations | Requirements for Further Assessments

Project Delivery Strategy

Procurement Strategy | Implementation Schedule | Implementation Recommendations


An exercise with a simple scope to reinforce project planning considerations

Class Test

The course ends with a multiple choice test to serve as a reminder of the key points thought during the course.



Sam Pedram is a registered project director and an urban planner with experience in a variety of planning and management roles in government and private sectors. She holds a Master’s degree in Planning, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and a Diploma in Project Management.

She has been an active member of several professional institutions including the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and provides mentoring and coaching through various professional mentoring programs.

She undertakes research and advises on a range of subjects including urban and regional planning, infrastructure development, and program and project management.




Thank you for choosing to register for the Introduction to Facilities Business Case Course which will be delivered by Samin Pedram on Tuesday 2 April 2019 in the Training Room, upstairs from the Cafe, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.  Please fill out the attached registration form and email it to capabilitysystems@adfa.edu.au ensuring you fill in the mandatory Request an Invoice section.  Registrants will not be confirmed a position if this section is not filled out.

Standard Price: $910.00

Defence Price: $819.00



  • Comprehensive course notes
  • UNSW Canberra certificate of completion/attendance
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Masters Credit: UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved professional education courses to use those courses as credit in eligible postgraduate programs



Contact the Capability Systems Centre at capabilitysystems@adfa.edu.au  or call 02 6268 8665 for further information.