Credit Analysis

Credit Analysis is a one-day workshop that will enhance your ability to confidently undertake robust credit assessments of a range of private and public sector organisations to determine their credit worthiness and financial sustainability.

The workshop combines class discussions with practical exercises, giving you the opportunity to apply the techniques you learn in a real-life context. The material is presented in an easy-to-understand manner and contextualised for the public sector.

Topics covered

  • Credit, financial sustainability, and capital structure reviews
  • Credit analysis frameworks
  • Internal and external drivers of credit risk
  • Financial ratios
  • Corporate liquidity
  • Balance sheet management
  • Capital structures
  • Benchmark ranges
  • Risks impacting on key industries
  • Credit ratings and credit rating agency methodologies
  • Credit trends and challenges

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed to assist board members, chief executive officers, finance and treasury managers and staff responsible for financial and/or credit analysis. No knowledge of the topics is assumed; participants with prior experience may find the workshop useful to refresh and extend their knowledge.

The QTC Education Program is only available to Queensland Public Sector Employees (this includes employees of the Queensland Government, Queensland government departments, local governments, statutory corporations, and other entities to the extent they have an association or are related to the State of Queensland) and QTC employees. By registering for a workshop or webinar, you acknowledge that you are a Queensland Public Sector Employee. QTC/UQ reserves the right to unenroll any person that is not a Queensland Public Sector Employee or QTC employee from any workshop or webinar in the Education Program. If you are unenrolled from a workshop or webinar you will be entitled to receive a full refund of any workshop fees paid.



At the completion of the workshop participants will be able to understand:

  • credit ratings and what they mean
  • credit rating agencies and their methodologies
  • credit, financial sustainability and capital structure reviews and the relationship between them
  • internal and external drivers of credit risk, and
  • current trends impacting on credit assessment and creditworthiness.

In addition, participants will be able to:

  • identify the risks and drivers associated with corporate cashflows, and
  • develop inputs for financial ratio analysis relative to benchmark ranges.

Practical Exercises

Participants will work in small teams to evaluate the financial performance of a corporate entity, perform a robust assessment of its credit worthiness and financial sustainability, and determine the likely level of counterparty risk in dealing with it.

You will learn to derive components required for financial ratio analysis from formulae provided. You will also learn how to apply ratio analysis and benchmark ranges to identify the drivers of an organisation’s financial performance and calculate its ability to meet current and expected financial obligations.

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Continuing professional development

Completion of QTC Education Program workshops may be recognised for the purpose of continuing professional development hours for members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA), Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), Governance Institute of Australia, and other professional bodies and associations.

Upcoming workshops

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"QTC’s workshops are developed with a public sector audience in mind, which allows me to easily apply the content to my role in Queensland Health. By applying the knowledge gained from the workshops, I am able to deliver quality outcomes in manageable timeframes and budgets."

Jonathan Browne

Principal Revenue Officer Policy and Training, Metro North Hospital and Health Service