Finance in Schools Handbook (FISH)

Policies, manuals and handbooks provide the framework for schools to work within and specific advice on school related finance issues.

The Finance in School Handbook (FISH) is currently under review, including whether:

  • SAP is the most appropriate system to meet the department's equipment management requirements (including stocktakes)
  • modifications to SAP are required or if an alternate system would be more suitable.

In the interim, schools can continue to maintain equipment registers in SAP or use an alternative fit-for-purpose equipment register.

For the latest guidance on financial management and related administrative activities of all NSW public schools, please refer to the following sources of information:

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please raise a request via Remedy. If you would like to update hyperlinks in FISH, please email

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