About Us

The Association of Business Managers in Victorian State Schools Inc (ABMVSS) is a professional association with membership in excess of 750 members throughout Victoria. We offer Education Support staff who perform the Business, Administration, Finance or Personnel Management in a Victorian Government School the opportunity to be part of an Association in touch with the needs of its members.

Mission

The ABMVSS is a professional association, strategically leading school business management practices through provision of high quality professional learning, effective advocacy, communication and collaboration.

Vision

To redefine the school business management profession through accreditation and be recognised as integral members of educational leadership, supporting improved student learning outcomes.

Motto

mentor | collaborate | evolve | support

We are proactive and advocate with the DET for and on behalf of members.

Inter-professional links with our Principals’ Associations VPA, VASSP, State Schools Relief (SSR) and School Council organisations School Governance Australia Ltd (SGAL) and Greater Schools Network continues to strengthen our stakeholder collaborations.

ABMVSS Professional Learning opportunities for members:

  • Our amazing PD Coordinator Marg

    Our amazing PD Coordinator Marg

    State-wide General Meeting in March and State-wide Annual General Meeting in October.

  • Annual Residential Leadership Conference including ‘Bridges to the Future’ Scholarships for small and rural school Business Managers
  • Annual Mentor Program – Formal program (four day face-to-face program) each year
  • Leadership Programs
  • Annual  Innovation Award scholarship ($5,000)
  • Annual Collegiate Recognition Award ($1,000)
  • Three Professional Learning scholarships awarded at conference ($1,000; $500; $250)
  • Member Surveys

Our affiliation with the national Australian Association of Government School Administrators (AAGSA) supports sharing good practice and knowledge with our national colleagues. We continue to work together to raise the Business Manager profile at the national level, and highlight the impact we can and do provide as part of the school leadership teams, supporting student learning outcomes in our schools.

The ABMVSS has extensive links with international Business Manager Organisations in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand, USA and Canada.  We are affiliated with ASBO International and organisations in the UK.

Promoting opportunities for Business Manager (and aspiring Business Manager) university qualifications including Deakin University Education Business Leadership Graduate Certificate qualification.

Our membership has grown in excess of 700 members (including our first international member), as Business Managers and Education Support Staff realise the many benefits of being a member.  Our growing membership base enables improved opportunities for communication with our peers and increases our influence with DET when dealing with current issues.