The Institute Of Value Management Australia aims to provide both the public, and its members, a resource to understand, foster, and facilitate achieving value across a range of industries and projects. The Institute provides education platforms, training, and reviewed information to help you find ways of ensuring you can maximise the value output of your efforts.

Value Times highlights

This carefully curated series presents past Value Times’ articles that have current and ongoing relevance.

There are three articles in this Summer Edition of Value Times that address commonwealth procurement processes and issues.

The excellent article by Ted Smithies on page 3 of the Spring 2021 Edition of Value Times provides practical advice on achieving value for money. If implemented it has the potential to significantly improve both value for money and transparency of process in government procurement.

Member-only publications

Current financial individual and corporate members can access IVMA-endorsed papers and other pertinent value management related content.

The first of these to be made available – A Value for Money Guideline – can be accessed through the Knowledge Bank/Value Management Papers tab.


What is “Value for Money” really about?

Value for money is something that we all desire yet all too often this remains only a statement of hope.

To demonstrate value for money requires a comparison – something can only be seen as better (or worse) value for money relative to something else.

The Value Management process provides a robust way to both achieve and evidence better or even best value for money.

In Australia the Value Management process has robust structure and professional support available through:

  • the Australian Standard for Value Management AS4183:2007
  • the Institute of Value Management Australia Limited to assist and provide professional assurance to government, industry and the marketplace in their efforts to understand value and how to achieve best value for money.

The Institute of Value Management fosters a community of interest in value and value for money, establishes training templates, accredits the professional standing of specialist Value Management practitioners, demands the allegiance of professionals to codes of behaviour and practice, and strives to be the voice on value for money nationally.


The IVMA is Australia’s leading Value Management industry organisation. Click here for information on joining.

The Value Times

The Institute’s industry newsletter is published quarterly. Click here to view the latest.

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