this self-study medium serves to deliver the costing and pricing training material in “bite-size” portions of around 20 minutes to half an hour each. As such, the webinars will break down the training materials into discrete topic areas that build upon each other but which can be accessed at the convenience of the participant. Like the study guide, the webinars present the material in the context of the Macro Case Study and the Micro Case Studies.
The seminars are also built around the Macro Case Study and the Micro Case Studies. They incorporate the topics which are covered in the Webinars but bring them together so that the topics can be presented as seminars by trainers. Once again, they are practically focused and incorporate cross referencing to the Study Guide and other materials. These resources will also be available for self-study
This document navigates the costing and pricing process centred on the case study above but incorporates commentary intended to guide participants, to expand on the explanatory power of the case itself and to provide emphasis and a nuanced review. The study guide is referred to in the webinars and the seminars. Within the study guide are navigation markers that reference the related webinars, seminars and specific pages in the National Costing & Pricing Framework. The Study Guide can be downloaded as a complete document or in sections related to each of the seven elements.
This study forms the central structure of the materials in that it is used to demonstrate the process of costing and pricing in a practical way. The case is centred on a fictional medium sized, disability service provider which we believe will be familiar to the target audience for this training material. In essence, the case allows the participants to “shadow” the organisation as it undertakes a costing and pricing exercise. The Macro Case Study is used in each element in the scaffolding of these materials.
These vignettes are intended to be short cases and demonstrations of elements of costing and pricing that cannot be demonstrated or discussed via the Macro Case Study principally because the sense of realism related to that Macro Case Study will be lost if it purports to be all things to all people. The Micro Cases are identified within the materials and demonstrate such elements of costing and pricing as remote service delivery.