Education – 2016

For further information on any of the AELA Education programmes, please contact: Jun Gao Tel: (02) 9231 5479 or

New Leases Accounting Standard – Workshop

Sydney: Thursday 7 April  – KPMG Office, Level 15, 10 Shelley Street, Sydney – 2pm to 4pm   
Registration form:   New Leases Accounting Standard – April 2016

This is a practical, workshop facilitated by KPMG and will focus on the long-awaited new lease accounting standard, International Financial Reporting Standard IFRS 16, which replaces International Accounting Standard IAS 17. For lessees, all leases are treated as finance leases and reported on the lessee’s balance sheet, recognising the present value of lease payments. There are exclusions for short term leases and leases of low
value assets.

The Workshop will provide an overview of the new Standard, its scope and exemptions (including discussion of service contracts), the accounting implications for lessees (including illustrative examples of impact to lessees’ financial statements), summarise the key financial and operating consequences for lessees, and address the transitional implications

Places are limited – please contact by  Tuesday 29th March to confirm your reservation.


Equipment Finance Credit Skills – One-Day Workshop

Sydney: 6 May – Radisson Blu Hotel, Sydney
Melbourne: 5  May – Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

This is a practical, one-day course designed to enhance credit skills so that equipment finance personnel are better able to cope with risk in a competitive market. The program focuses on credit risk assessment of commercial and small business equipment finance opportunities, derived from real situations.

The case studies are designed to:
• enable participants to become more skilled in the art and science of credit management through diagnosing problems, analysing and evaluating businesses, and formulating workable financing proposals
• provide exposure to a range of industries and equipment finance-related situations, creating a background of experience
• maximise the number of sound credit approvals, minimise the number of questionable credit proposals.

The Credit Risk program is designed around a core lending decision process and all participants receive a copy of an 80-page lending decision strategy manual, ‘The Cornerstone of Good Credit’.


Understanding the Financial Computations of Equipment Finance – Half-Day Workshop – SYDNEY ONLY

Sydney: 17 August (9am to 1pm) – Radisson Blu, Sydney

The objective of this workshop is to enable attendees to gain a firm understanding of the financial concepts and applications that are the foundation of the world of equipment finance. The concepts of Present Value (PV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and associated variants are the focus, as they underpin the day to day real world applications of pricing, structuring, accounting, and finance vs purchase analysis. This half-day hands on workshop will fully acquaint attendees with these building blocks of equipment finance.


Equipment Finance MasterClass – Two-Day Course

Early Registration Details available here:   AELA Masterclass 2016

Sydney: 18-19 August – Radisson Blu, Sydney
Melbourne:22-23 August – Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

This practical two-day course has been most successful since first offered by AELA in 1988, with over a thousand Australian equipment finance professionals having attended. The program has been broadened to encompass hire-purchase and chattel mortgage, in addition to leasing. It will provide attendees with a broad overview of the Australian and global equipment finance industry through an examination of the financial, economic, tax and accounting perspectives. This course will provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of the world of equipment finance; it will be useful for staff at all levels, with a focus on enabling the business to grow volume (and profit).


AELA Annual Conference – Wednesday 16 November, 2016 – Westin Hotel, Sydney

The 23rd ANNUAL AELA LEASING AND EQUIPMENT FINANCE CONFERENCE is on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at the Sydney Westin Hotel, Sydney, with INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER

Anthony Cracchiolo, Chairman, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, USA and President & CEO, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance

Anthony Cracchiolo will provide insights into the latest developments in the US equipment finance market, and local Industry leaders will provide perspectives on the Australian market. Other sessions include a global economic review, digital disruption, insolvency lessons for equipment financiers, the new lease accounting standard, a session on building leadership, a review of the equipment finance market, fintech online lenders in the equipment finance environment, and secondary market performance of equipment finance assets.

Conference Program – Members can now register early by completing the Registration Form (download print and return)


For further information on any of the AELA Education programs, please contact: Jun Gao Tel: (02) 9231 5479 or