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PSP60616 – Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

Equip yourself with the real-world skills to make the transition into a senior executive role with Transformed’s Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting.

If you’re an experienced procurement professional looking to take your next step, you need to kick your strategic skills up another gear. Earn the status of trusted adviser amongst key stakeholders by demonstrating leadership and influence. Learn how to gain buy-in for procurement strategies. This nationally-recognised qualification will give you the specialist skills you need to make an immediate impact in your organisation.


The Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting gives you the insights and expertise you need to become a leader in procurement in the public sector.

Gain the competitive edge with a course led by Transformed’s industry experts. With extensive experience across a wide range of industries, including public service and government, our trainers use real examples to ensure you master the latest in procurement strategy techniques.

Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere. The best part is you can put your new skills into practice every single day of your course.

Learning Outcomes

This Advanced Diploma is ideal if you want to grow your skills ready for an executive or senior officer role in the public sector.

This qualification covers the competencies required for independent and self-directed work in the public services.

  • 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
  • Support productive working relationships and achieve results
Course Fees and Funding

$4,850 for RPL
$5,150 for Distance / RPL blend
Fees are GST exempt

Support and Delivery

Take advantage of our flexible training and assessment options which allow you to fit your study around your work and personal life. Transformed offers two flexible learning pathways:

  1. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – Assessment only, assessing evidence of existing skills and knowledge against the competency standards.
  2. Online Learning – The learning environment provides access to study guides, assessment materials & submission links and online support from your assessor 
    Our Transformed team will support you every step of the way through training literature, videos and assessor contact.

This course is entirely based on self-paced study.

Talk to our team about the right course delivery for you.

Are you looking to upskill your procurement team?

Talk to us about face-to-face delivery available within organisations for groups of 8 or more. We’re the training organisation of choice for organisations such as KPMG and Cordelta.

Core Units

Complete 15 subjects (9 core and 6 electives)

Unit code Unit title Available by RPL Available by Distance
PSPPETH004 Maintain and enhance confidence in public service Y Y
PSPGEN067 Establish and maintain strategic networks Y Y
PSPLEG004 Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector Y Y
PSPMGT006 Develop a business case Y Y
PSPMGT007 Manage risk Y Y
PSPPCM020 Plan for strategic procurement Y Y
PSPPCM021 Coordinate strategic procurement Y Y
PSPPCM022 Negotiate strategic procurement Y Y
PSPPCM023 Manage strategic contracts Y Y


Elective Units
Unit code Unit title Available by RPL Available by Distance
PENGEN066 Apply government system Y Y
PSPGEN069 Foster leadership and innovation Y N
PSPGEN070 Persuade and influence opinion Y Y
PSPGEN078 Apply complex public sector financial requirements Y N
PSPMGT003 Manage change Y N
PSPMGT008 Formulate business strategies Y N
PSPMGT010 Review and improve business performance Y N
PSPMGT011 Develop partnering arrangements Y N
PSPPCM019 Divest strategic assets Y Y
PSPPCM024 Manage fundamental aspects of supply chain Y Y
PSPPCY010 Manage policy implementation Y Y
PSPPCM015 Conduct and manage coordinated procurement N Y


Before enrolling, discuss your preferred selection of electives with Transformed. Details of each competency can be found here.


Course Duration

18 months – distance learning (self-paced)
12 months – recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Student Profile

The Advanced Diploma is designed for professionals who are:

  • Responsible for managing strategic procurement
  • Working in programs, projects or a corporate area that has a heavy reliance on procurement and contracting
  • Seeking to grow their procurement and contracting knowledge to a senior/executive level
Entry Requirements

You must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Employment in the public sector
  • A role that includes procurement, asset management, and /or contracts management
  • Good literacy and numeracy

For RPL, typically you will have at least 5 years’ experience in the industry or role, however this is not mandatory for entry.

  • Underpinning knowledge questions and answers
  • Work-based assessment tasks
  • Third party validation

Assessment for the Advanced Diploma is against the competency standards within the Public Sector Training Package (PSP).

Take the self assessment survey

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you already have substantial workplace experience in procurement and contract administration roles in government, you may be eligible for RPL. This means you can complete your assessment by portfolio and interview.

You will need to provide substantial evidence of contract management experience, as well as evidence showing you understand and can apply skills and knowledge relevant to working in the government environment. You also need to provide a signed reference from a team leader or manager.

Talk to our team to find out if you are eligible for RPL.

Further Study Options

Interested in taking your studies to an even higher level? Some tertiary institutions award course credits for those who have successfully completed an Advanced Diploma level program when you apply for qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Business.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

Achievement of this qualification can qualify as suitable for claiming 30 CPD points with associations such as CIPS. More detail here – (as of Feb 2019)

Take our self assessment survey

Are you interested in finding out if you have options for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a qualification?

Do you have some work experience or have been in the workforce for a number of years but not sure how you can apply your existing knowledge to achieving a qualification?

Our self assessment survey will give you more information for what your self paced learning pathway looks like based onyour work and life experience – ie do you have options for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or is a distance package best for you – or a blend of both.

The survey is free and it takes just 10 mins to complete and within 24 hours you will have a response from a Transformed team member with your recommended learning pathway as well as the fee to complete and the next steps should you wish to enrol. We have payment plans to suit all budgets.

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