Family Business Australia aims to professionalise family firms through personal, professional and community development.


Family Business Australia offers a range of courses specifically designed for families in business. FBA courses are the only in Australia that specifically address the challenges of family business. All courses have limited availability to ensure members receive maximum benefit from participation; we strongly recommend for attendees bring key members of their family and management team when attending. Experience has taught us families in business who embrace courses collectively realise a greater benefit.


Planning Succession for Family Business
  • One day course
  • Understand the fundamental ground rules for leadership succession
  • Determine the key challenges of succession and how to manage these successfully
  • Identify the personal attributes and characteristics that can assist in identifying successors

Family Business Directors Course
  • Two day course
  • Understand the unique challenges family business directors face
  • Define the core areas of legal responsibilities for directors
  • Consider the options for structuring a board of directors to suit your family business

Fundamentals of Family Business Advising
  • Further explore the unique position of family business advisers
  • Understand some of the international family business frameworks, models and theories for family business advising
  • Explore the collaboration model of family business advising, including its benefits and pitfalls
  • FBA Accreditation pathway course

Family Business Essentials
  • Half day course
  • Understand the key elements of a successful family business
  • Identify how those key elements apply to your family business
  • Identify areas of your family business that require focus and prioritise them
  • Develop an action plan to take back to your business to refine and implement
Developing your Family Business Strategy
  • One day course
  • Embrace the differences involved in strategic planning for family business
  • Make your strategy a competitive advantage
  • Integrate both family and business perspectives in the implementation of strategy

Financial Essentials for Family Business
  • One day course
  • Develop your key indicators for you to monitor the true performance of your business
  • Learn how to use specific tools to enable directors to make accurate solvency judgements
  • Use financial information correctly for strategic decision making

    If you have any specific inquiries about FBA courses, please contact:

    Anne-Marie McNally, National Courses and Forums Manager
    courses@fambiz.org.au | 1800 249 357