PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

Build the specialist skills and knowledge for purchasing, procurement and contract management activities in government. Stand out with the nationally-recognised PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting.

Organisations are fast realising the power of procurement and contract management as a strategic business function. This is fuelling demand for procurement and contract management professionals who know how to strike the perfect balance: maximising value and innovation while reducing costs and risks. The PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting will equip you with the fundamental skills to add strategic value through procurement and contract management, while getting a jump-start on your career goals. If you are after a contract management DIploma or procurement Diploma then this is the qualification for you.

Total value: $17,050

The cost to you – $4,750

Funding for this qualification is available in the following states:

  • NSW – Smart and Skilled (Training Priorities, Apprenticeships & Traineeships)
  • National – Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers

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    This nationally-recognised PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting is ideal for procurement managers getting ready to move up, stay ahead of the competition and increase their earnings potential in this fast-paced sector.

    Build on your contract management knowledge and skills. Tap into the real-world experience of our trainers to gain a practical understanding of the public sector business environment. Learn the specialist skills and knowledge for procurement and contracting activities in government. The Diploma of Procurement and Contracting will give you everything you need to take your procurement or contract management career to the next level.

    Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere. Get a head-start with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Study at your own pace through distance learning. The best part is you can put your new skills into practice every single day of your course.

    Are you an organisation looking to upskill your procurement team? Talk to us about our face-to-face training for groups of 8+.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of the course, you will be able to:

    • Establish, manage and finalise contracts, including managing contract performance;
    • Understand and promote the values and ethos of the public service and promote diversity;
    • Undertake research and analysis activities;
    • Apply government processes, support the implementation of policy and encourage compliance with legislation;
    • Effectively demonstrate and use a range of complex workplace communication strategies, including negotiation skills; and
    • Coordinate risk management activities and manage contract risk.
    Course Fees and Funding

    $4,750 online & RPL
    Fees are GST exempt

    The Diploma of Procurement and Contracting is subsidised through NSW Smart & Skilled Funding and nationally through Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers.

    If you live or work in the ACT you may also be eligible for funded training.

    Check our funding page for details.

    • Diploma of Procurement and Contracting, including:
      • over 30 hours of instructional videos
      • customised learning materials written by leading industry experts
      • instructional videos showing how to use our e-learning system
      • easy to follow, knowledge and performance assessments
      • Exclusive recorded webinars on each core module and elective, providing a summary of all content as well as instructions, tips and tricks for completing assessment questions and tasks
      • support from qualified and experienced assessors (valued at $4000)
    • A customised study plan showing the units to be completed and assessment due dates (valued at $150)
    • Monthly webinars with leading procurement industry expert (valued at $6000)
    • Access to the Transformed library of leading short courses on procurement and contact management for 12 months (valued at $3950)
      • Introduction to Procurement
      • Principles of Contract Management
      • A suite of courses introducing government procurement in different jurisdictions
      • Category Management
      • Intellectual Property Management and Commercialisation
      • Negotiation skills
      • Developing and writing specifications
      • Evaluating tenders and quotes
      • Managing procurement risks
      • Engaging with and influencing stakeholders
      • Managing supplier relationships
      • Business acumen and commercial skills
      • Disposing of assets
      • Introduction to contract law
      • Understanding modern slavery legislation
    • Access to our exclusive Procurement Central community, allowing you to interact with other students and industry experts who will answer your questions and share their procurement tips and tricks (valued at $1500)
    • Procurement and contract management templates, checklists and tools (valued at $500)
    • Access to relevant Australian and International Standards and key government and industry references (valued at $900)
    • Printed and digital version of Nationally Recognised Certificate and Transcript (valued at $50)
    • Opportunity to work in government procurement and contract management earn substantially more than the average Australian (priceless)

    Total value: $17,050

    The cost to you: $4,750 

    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.

    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.

    Core Units

    Complete 13 subjects (9 core and 4 electives)

    Unit code Unit Title Available by RPL Available by Distance
    PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of the public service Y Y
    PSPGEN049 Undertake negotiations Y Y
    PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector Y Y
    PSPPCM008 Manage contract performance Y Y
    PSPPCM009 Finalise contracts Y Y
    PSPPCM010 Manage procurement risk Y Y
    PSPPCM011 Plan to manage a contract Y Y
    PSPPCM012 Plan procurement outcomes Y Y
    PSPPCM013 Make procurement decisions Y Y
    Elective Units

    Please note that all electives are available via distance online learning and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


    Unit code Unit Title
    PSPPCM014 Participate in budget and procurement review processes
    PSPPCM015 Conduct and manage coordinated procurement
    PSPGEN046 Undertake research and analysis.
    BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
    Course Duration

    The completion timeframe for this qualification is 18 months.

    Student Profile

    This program is designed for those experienced in working in the government environment, in senior administration or leadership roles, in particular:

    • Contract Administrators
    • Team Leaders in a procurement/purchasing environment; and
    • Contract Managers.
    Career and Salary

    Contract Manager


    Source: www.seek.com.au  

    Entry Requirements

    No entry requirements for this program, however you should aim to gain significant work experience in a contract management or leadership role during the course so you can provide workplace evidence to demonstrate your competency.

    If you don’t have work-based experience, we recommend you first complete the Certificate IV Procurement and Contracting or gain a minimum of two years’ experience working in a contract management environment.

    Expected level of student skills: It is expected students have a level of digital literacy to access information, communicate and complete training and assessment activities using a computer/tablet and our online learning platform. Students will be required to complete a number of tasks independently, and to have the skills to manage their own time and study. Students are expected to be able to research and analyse information, and to apply knowledge to real world situations.  
    Students will be required to independently read and understand a range of different documents including organisation policies, plans, guidelines & procedures, external documentation (may include codes, policies and articles), handbooks, instruction guides (and where applicable drawing and plans). Students are also required to develop written documentation, including risk assessments, action plans, logs, reports.  
    A key skill for this program is the ability to effectively communicate with others in English.
    Technology requirements: Students should be able to access and use computer/tablet device with word processing software, internet browser, email account and webcam/microphone and speakers (or headset). An internet connection is also required.
    • Multiple choice exam
    • Assessment tasks
    • Written question and answers

    Assessment for the Diploma of Procurement and Contracting is against the competency standards within the Public Sector Training Package (PSP). Expect to spend about 120 hours undertaking assessment tasks.

    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
    • Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

      Interested in taking your studies to an even higher level? Some tertiary institutions award course credits for those who have successfully completed a 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 – https://www.cips.org/Documents/CPD/CIPS_Guide_to_CPD.pdf (as of Feb 2019)