Strategies to drive school improvement at EduTECH


The School Business Management Congress will look at the challenges you are facing, strategies to add value and how to drive school improvement. As budgets continue to be squeezed and workloads increased the challenge is to "do more with less" in supporting teaching and the smooth operation of your schools. Couple these pressures with expectations of compliance, probity, responsiveness and new service cultures.

The School Business Management Congress is designed for school business managers, finance managers, marketing managers, bursars and administrators looking to improve the finance, operations, administration, marketing and strategic direction of schools.



  • School Business Managers

  • Bursars

  • Finance Directors

  • Operations Managers

  • Administration Managers

  • Business Systems Managers



  • Save money - improve how schools operate through Outsourcing, Procurement, Facilities Management, Building and Property Management best practices
  • Minimise risk and avoid litigation - learn about School Governance, Compliance and School Law
  • Be ready to adapt to the changing role of the School Business Manager
  • Share practical ideas, ways to add value and issues that are pertinent to you
  • Promote school wellness for the whole school with Dr Suzy Green positivity
  • Increase school revenue with creative sessions on driving business growth and revenue
  • Get better bang for your marketing buck with school marketing expert



  • School operations: Outsourcing, Procurement, Facilities Management, Building and Property Management
  • Maximising the value of your investments - how to deliver your projects on time and on budget
  • Financial strategies for schools - ICT procurement and outsourcing
  • Strategies to promote healthy schools
  • Managing School Risk - Governance Policy & Frameworks and Education Law update
  • Be ready to adapt to the changing role of the School Business Manager



  • There are more than 10 School Business Managers presenting practical strategies that you can implement at your school
  • Inspiring presentations from business and leadership experts - Roger La Salle, Nigel Collin, and Dr Louise Mahler
  • School marketing expert-Neil Pierson
  • School Governance & Education Law experts - Dr Steven Austen and David Ford, Partner, Emil Ford Lawyers



  • This year we have a new theme focusing on school wellness which will be presented by Dr Suzy Green

  • We’ve shortened our sessions to a concise 20 - minute so we now have 20 plus speakers over the 2 days of School Business Management Congress

  • And EduTECH has moved back to Sydney at the new International Convention Centre



  • Sue Aveyard, Business & Facilities Manager, Amaroo School
  • Dr Steven Austen, Business Manager, Whitsunday Anglican School
  • Shane Oxley, Business Manager, Bishop Druitt College
  • Tessa Gooch, Business Manager, St. Patricks College
  • Damian Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer, Knox Grammar School
  • Kristy Ahearn, Bursar, SCEGGS Darlinghurst
  • Kathy Dickson, Bursar, SHORE
  • Tim Rowler, Business Manager, Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak
  • Kathy Dickson, Bursar, SHORE
  • Scott Feehan, Director of Business, St Michael's Grammar School