Preparing Effective Business Cases for Infrastructure Investment

Governments are demanding more effective use of resources and delivery of desired outcomes. Professionals, therefore, need to be able to develop and present robust and compelling business cases for infrastructure investment using leading practices.

  • understand the strategic priorities, challenges, risks and opportunities to provide desired outcomes and results

  • demonstrate an understanding of current and emerging practices and key concepts in developing business cases and funding opportunities

  • describe the specific risks and challenges being faced

  • ensure proposed solutions are couched in terms of desired outcomes and funding criteria

  • apply the required assessment frameworks and best practice business case processes to the delivery of value for money project proposals

  • consider the different perspectives of key stakeholders

  • effectively communicate proposals using leading practice methods and tools

  • consider the different perspectives of key stakeholders

  • engage in practical exercises translating concepts into practice

  • know where to obtain best practice guidelines.

Learn at your own pace and time

  • Online learning

    Online pre-course materials with notes, readings, quizzes and application exercises.

  • Best practice

    Educational design uses best practice adult learning: knowledge + understanding + application.

  • Professional practice

    Develop your professional capability, increase productivity, satisfy professional development requirements and enhance career opportunities.

Course curriculum



Phil Charles

Phil Charles, the founder of the Transport Futures Institute, is a practitioner and skilled educator and trainer with wide-ranging experience in government, consulting and academia. Phil has extensive experience in transport strategy development, road safety, traffic management, public transport, strategic analysis, institutional strengthening and professional capability development. Phil is an adviser to transport organisations, Professor of Transport at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and has qualifications in civil engineering, transport, business and public administration and higher education.


  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts as soon as you enrol ! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course - across any and all your available devices.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days, provide evidence that you have made a reasonable attempt at the course and we will give you a full refund.

  • How much is the course?

    The course costs $AUD180 + GST a total of $198. This is an introductory price and will be raised in the future.

  • What do I get when I enrol?

    You have access to all the online materials which covers notes, links to readings, quizzes and application exercises. On successful completion of the quizzes and application exercises, you can request a certificate of completion.