Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance supports the operations of the University by providing high level commercial and financial advice and analysis to support decision making and risk management on a range of cost management and revenue generation activities. Financial evaluations can range from capital and/or operating expenditure analyses, evaluation of strategic initiatives, commercial opportunities, course evaluation modelling, through to analysis of financing options. The Corporate Finance area provides financial evaluation support of business cases and development of appropriate decision support tools to assess the potential impact of various investment options.

A series of tools and calculators have been developed to assist business units to undertake business case development and basic financial analysis to assist with making decisions about courses, conferences, financing and leasing options.

If you require any further information about, or assistance with the tools below, please contact the Senior Manager, Corporate Finance on 02 4570 1689 or

Tools and Calculators

Financing Option Calculator – Lease vs Buy (XLSX, 15.39 KB) (opens in a new window)
Provides guidance on whether, financially, it is better to buy or lease equipment.

Scientific Equipment Hire Calculator (XLS, 909.5 KB) (opens in a new window)
Models the minimum cost to hire out University equipment and facilities to external parties to ensure recovery of capital and operating costs.

Conference Budget Template Model (XLS, 68.5 KB) (opens in a new window)
A budget template for evaluating the financial viability of conferences and assistance with conference planning.

Business Case Pro forma (DOC, 1115.5 KB) (opens in a new window) A pro-forma for developing business cases.