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The PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting is designed to support and enhance participant’s skills as Procurement and Contract Managers. Linking critical management skills to legal, contractual and ethical duties that influence and inform responsibilities, it provides a sound basis on which to build contract management capability.

Attending weekly, learners will follow the contract cycle from conception to finalisation and reviews, developing vital skill sets including an understanding of the contract law framework, the ability to establish contract performance and reporting measures, as well as managing contract deliverables and enforcing contract rights.

Course Information

Learning Outcomes

  • Design contract outcomes during the procurement planning phase.
  • Develop stakeholder engagement and management strategies, including contract reporting and communication plans.
  • Develop transition in and out strategies.
  • Develop risk management and monitoring strategies.
  • Develop and review contracts including schedules, service-level agreements and monitoring tools.
  • Develop contract management plans.
  • Monitor contractor performance, plan for acceptance testing and identify enforcement options.
  • Finalise a contract and undertake contract performance reviews.

Who should take this course

  • Participants must be currently working in or contracted to the public sector in a relevant role.
  • The capacity to work independently, in a self-directed fashion
  • Existing knowledge of procurement and contracting, including units from the Certificate IV (Procurement Contracting) or equivalent experience.
  • Access to the specific work practices and appropriate level of work-based projects required to demonstrate competency in the units undertaken.

If you are unsure that you meet the entry requirements, please contact us so that an experienced facilitator can discuss the relevance of your experience in either the public or private sectors.

  • RPL available
  • Delivered via blended learning
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How is it delivered?

Blended (Face to Face & Online) and Recognition of Prior Learning

What participation is required?

10 face-to-face training sessions delivered weekly, a work-based project and an assessment interview. Some assessments are completed within classroom sessions. Consequently, attendance at all sessions is essential. There may be a small requirement for reading and workplace research prior to some sessions.

  • What are the units of competency? View details
    • PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service
    • PSPGEN046 Undertake research and analysis
    • PSPGEN077 Apply public sector financial policies and processes
    • PSPGEN054 Use complex workplace communication strategies
    • PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
    • BSBPMG522 Undertake Project work
    • PSPPCM008 Manage contract performance
    • PSPPCM009 Finalise contracts
    • PSPPCM010 Manage procurement risk
    • PSPPCM011 Plan to manage a contract
    • PSPPCM012 Plan for procurement outcomes
    • PSPPCM013 Make procurement decisions
    • PSPGEN049 Undertake negotiations
  • How is the course assessed? View details

    Short answer questions, group activities, case study analysis, develop a contract management plan, develop a negotiation plan, third party reports, assessment interview.

Can this course be customised?

Yes. Contact our Learner Experience team to discuss what you need.

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