PSP60616 Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

This qualification is ideal for individuals wanting to boost their skills required for employment at executive or senior officer levels in the public sector (Commonwealth, State/Territory, and Local Government).  It is also value for all delegates wishing to minimise their risks when exercising financial and/or procurement delegations.

The Diploma of Procurement and Contracting is ideal if you are in the public sector and you are
  • managing strategic procurement;
  • an Executive working in programs, projects or a corporate area; or
  • seeking to be more competitive for promotion to Executive or Senior Executive level.

This qualification is ideal for individuals wanting to boost their skills required for employment at executive or senior officer levels in the public sector (Commonwealth, State/Territory, and Local Government).  It is also value for all delegates wishing to minimise their risks when exercising financial and/or procurement delegations.

This qualification will develop skills to enable you to:
  • develop a comprehensive understanding of strategic procurement and contract management in the public sector, including legislative requirements;
  • understand the importance of good corporate governance and internal controls;
  • support strategic thinking in relation to government procurement issues;
  • communicate effectively with staff and other stakeholders; and
  • support productive working relationships and achieve results.
This course is offered in the following methods of delivery:
  • Classroom training (twelve (12) full days to complete course); and
  • Recognition of Prior Learning.
This course consists of nine (9) required units and six (6) elective units:
Required Units:
  • PSPETH004 – Maintain and enhance confidence in public service;
  • PSPGEN067 – Establish and maintain strategic networks;
  • PSPLEG004 – Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector;
  • PSPMGT006 – Develop a business case;
  • PSPMGT007 – Manage risk;
  • PSPPCM020 – Plan for strategic procurement;
  • PSPPCM021 – Coordinate strategic procurement;
  • PSPPCM022 – Negotiate strategic procurement; and
  • PSPPCM023 – Manage strategic contracts.
Elective Units:
  • PSPGEN066 – Apply government systems;
  • PSPGEN069 – Foster leadership and innovation;
  • PSPGEN070 – Persuade and influence opinion;
  • PSPMGT008 – Formulate business strategies;
  • PSPMGT010 – Review and improve business performance;
  • PSPPCY010 – Manage policy implementation.
Entry Requirement

Must be at least 25 years of age, have a functional level of English, have several years relevant employment in the Public Sector or equivalent, have the capacity for independent learning and group work.

Discounts & Payments

We offer discounts for group enrolments and repeat clients.

Flexible Finance

In partnership with Study Loans, we can provide financial assistance to people who are eligible.  Flexible finance options can help fund your education with repayment terms from 6 months to 48 months with no penalties for early repayment.  Find out how much your repayments may be with Study Loan’s Loan Calculator.  Please note that Study Loans do charge interest, fees and penalties for the use of their service, and they are payable to Study Loans throughout the course of your loan.  Find out more in their Frequently Asked Questions.

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CANBERRA Course dates:

2019

Dates Venue
Day 1, 2 & 3 3rd, 4th & 5th April PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Day 4, 5 & 6 29th & 20th April & 1st May PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Day 7, 8 & 9 28th, 30th & 31st May PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Day 10, 11 & 12 12th, 13th & 14th June PLA CANBERRA Training Centre

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BRISBANE Course dates:

2019

Dates Venue
Day 1, 2 & 3 19th, 20th & 21st August PLA BRISBANE Training Centre
Day 4, 5 & 6 28th, 29th & 30th August PLA BRISBANE Training Centre
Day 7, 8 & 9 9th, 10th & 11th September PLA BRISBANE Training Centre
Day 10, 11 & 12 18th, 19th & 20th September PLA BRISBANE Training Centre

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When
Registration from 8:30am on day 1, all training sessions commence promptly at 9.00am. Finish time will be no later than 5.00pm.

Where

Canberra – Level 1, 142 Mawson Place, Mawson ACT 2607 (Free parking is available nearby in Mawson).

Brisbane – Level 1, 451 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 (200 metres from the Fortitude Valley train station with access to public buses only a few metres away on St Pauls Terrace. There is also secure parking at the Valley Metro Car Park adjacent to the Fortitude Valley train station with reasonable Early Bird specials for daily parking).

Refreshments
Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea provided.
Complimentary fresh coffee, tea and cold drinks available all day.