PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

This qualification is ideal for individuals wanting to progress to the next level in their procurement and contract management career in a middle management position in the public sector.  These positions may include Administrative Officer, Executive Level Officer, Contract Manager, supervisor or manager.

The Diploma of Procurement and Contracting is ideal if you work or want to work as a:
  • Procurement and Contract Manager in the public sector; or
  • private sector contractor seeking more advanced understanding of government procurement processes.

This qualification is ideal for individuals wanting to progress to the next level in their procurement and contract management career in a middle management position in the public sector.  These positions may include Administrative Officer, Executive Level Officer, Contract Manager, supervisor or manager.

This qualification will develop skills to enable you to:
  • conduct more significant procurements, including managing contract performance;
  • apply government processes and be able to promote and monitor progress;
  • implement policies to ensure compliance with legislation; and
  • coordinate risk management activities and manage contract risks.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the public sector business environment and develop valuable specialist skills for purchasing, procurement and contracting.

This course is offered in the following methods of delivery:
  • Classroom training (eleven (11) full days to complete course); and
  • Recognition of Prior Learning.

This course consists of nine (9) required units and four (4) elective units:

Required Units:
  • PSPETH003 – Promote the values and ethos of public service;
  • PSPGEN049 – Undertake negotiations;
  • PSPLEG003 – Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector;
  • PSPPCM008 – Manage contract performance
  • PSPPCM009 – Finalise contracts
  • PSPPCM010 – Manage procurement risk;
  • PSPPCM011 – Plan to manage a contract;
  • PSPPCM012 – Plan for procurement outcomes; and
  • PSPPCM013 – Make procurement decisions.
Elective Units:
  • PSPGEN046 – Undertake research and analysis;
  • PSPGEN054 – Use complex workplace communication strategies;
  • PSPPCM014 – Participate in budget and procurement review process;
  • PSPPCM015 – Conduct and manage coordinated procurement;
Entry Requirement

Must be at least 20 years of age, have a functional level of English, have some relevant work experience, 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 11th & 12 February PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Day 3, 4 & 5 4th, 5th & 6th March PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Day 6 & 7 7th & 8th March PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Day 8, 9, 10 & 11 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th April PLA CANBERRA Training Centre

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Brisbane Course dates:

2019

Dates Venue
Day 1 & 2 23rd & 24th May PLA BRISBANE Training Centre
Day 3, 4 & 5 15th, 16th & 17th July PLA BRISBANE Training Centre
Day 6 & 7 18th & 19th July PLA BRISBANE Training Centre
Day 8, 9, 10 & 11 29th, 30th, 31st July & 1st August 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.

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