PSP50616

Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

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This specialist course covers the competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract manager in the public sector. Participants may have existing skills and experience and may be looking to build upon their knowledge and seek formal skills recognition.

Overview

  • Course Fees
    $6,490 AUD
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Delivery
    Individual students (online)

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More about the course

$6,490 AUD
Course Duration

The estimated time to complete this course is:

  • 12 hours per week over a study period up to 2 years.
  • Students can complete in a much shorter time depending on experience, role, and/or current practices.

This course comprises of:

  • on-the-job learning
  • workplace practice
  • self-directed study and
  • assessment preparation.
Entry Requirements
  • Entry is open to all applicants with a suitable level of workplace responsibility allowing sufficient opportunity to demonstrate competency through completion of tasks related to their job role.
  • Please refer to our Admissions and Enrolment Policy for admission criteria and Technology Requirements to successfully complete this course.
Delivery Options
  • Individual students (online)
  • Customised in-house training for groups, corporations and organisations.

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Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • understand and work within relevant procurement governance arrangements and frameworks including probity and legal framework
  • contribute to Forward Procurement Planning and undertake project and specific Procurement Planning (Procurement Plan)
  • interpret procurement requirements, analyse procurement options and methods, and assess procurement risk
  • develop request documents and specifications
  • manage the procurement process and plan and conduct an evaluation process
  • undertake negotiations
  • plan to manage a contract, manage contract performance and finalise contracts
  • demonstrate problem-solving skills through a range of applications, including research and analysis in order to define relevant data and make recommendations, implementation of workplace diversity strategies to encourage inclusiveness and effectiveness, and management of risk and conflict
  • use a range of complex written and workplace communication techniques and strategies at the appropriate levels to demonstrate effective research and analysis, information synthesis and refinement, and negotiation
  • plan and organise through identification of needs, coordination of resources, evaluation of processes and benchmarking of performance.

Future Job Outcomes

  • Procurement and Contracting Manager
  • Procurement Coordinator
  • Procurement Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Contracting Officer
  • Strategic Sourcing Officer
  • Senior Procurement Officer

 Recognition

Nationally Recognised Training (NRT)

  • PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting is a NRT qualification recognised across Australia.
  • On successful completion of the 13 units of competency in this course, you will be issued with an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF5) Qualification and Record of Results.
  • Successful attainment of the Diploma of Procurement and Contracting will allow for credit in AQF qualifications in accordance with relevant training package rules and recognition requirements.

University of New England (UNE)

  • Successful attainment of the Diploma of Procurement and Contracting will allow for admission into higher awards including a range of undergraduate and postgraduate awards offered by the UNE Business School.*
    *Applications must address UNE Program entry criteria. Enrolment fees are set annually by the UNE.

Modules

Procurement framework and procurement planning

  • PSPPCM12 Plan for procurement outcomes (Core)
    This unit describes the skills required to apply advanced planning to complex procurement within established guidelines, policies and procedures
  • PSPPCM010 Manage procurement risk (Core)
    This unit describes the skills required to manage risks associated with all stages of procurement. It includes assessing risk, and preparing, implementing and reviewing a risk management plan.

Values and ethos of public service

  • PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service (Core)
    This unit describes the skills required to promote ethical standards to assist staff in avoiding conflicts of interest and to model and foster integrity.

Compliance in public sector

  • PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector (Core)
    This unit describes the skills required to promote compliance with legislation in the public sector. It includes modelling compliance with legislation.

Research and Analysis

  • PSPGEN046 Undertake research and analysis (Elective)
    This unit describes the skills required to undertake research and analysis. It includes identifying and analysing information, applying the results and maintaining and compiling reports from information systems.

Procurement Decisions

  • PSPPCM013 Make procurement decisions (Core)
    This unit describes the skills required to perform advanced decision making for complex procurement within established guidelines, policies and procedures.

Negotiations

  • PSPGEN049 Undertake negotiations (Core)
    This unit describes the skills required to undertake negotiations. It includes planning and finalising negotiation outcomes.

Contract and Relationship Management

  • PSPPCM011 Plan and manage a contract (Core)
    This unit describes the skills required to establish arrangements for contract management. It includes confirming contract requirements, preparing a contract management plan, developing stakeholder relationships and implementing contract strategies and contractual arrangements.
  • PSPPCM008 Manage contract performance (Core)
    This unit describes the skills required to implement strategies that ensure effective contract performance. It includes managing the business relationship, performance of the contract, and contract issues; and implementing a communication strategy.
  • PSPPCM Finalise contracts (Core)
    This unit describes the skills required to finalise processes for contracts. It includes completing contracts and implementing a contract review strategy.

Supply Chain

  • BSBPUR504 Manage a supply chain (Elective)
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a supply chain, including the relationships between an organisation and its supply and demand partners along the chain.

Strategic Sourcing

  • PSPPCM016 Plan and implement strategic sourcing (Elective)
    This unit describes the skills required to plan and implement strategic sourcing for goods or services essential or critical to an organisation’s ability to conduct its core business. It includes developing a procurement profile of the buying organisation, conducting strategic assessment of the supply market, developing strategies to source goods or services from the market and securing, monitoring and reviewing strategic market sources.

Budget and Procurement Review

  • PSPPCM014 Participate in budget and procurement review processes (Elective)
    This unit describes the skills required to participate in government budget and review processes to ensure that procurement and contract management activities occur within established procedures and financial obligations are fulfilled.

Units of Competency

13 units of competency must be successfully completed to attain this qualification.

PSPPCM012 Plan for procurement outcomes

  • This unit describes the skills required to apply advanced planning to complex procurement within established guidelines, policies and procedures.

PSPPCM010 Manage procurement risk

  • This unit describes the skills required to manage risks associated with all stages of procurement. It includes assessing risk, and preparing, implementing and reviewing a risk management plan.

PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service

  • This unit describes the skills required to promote ethical standards to assist staff in avoiding conflicts of interest and to model and foster integrity.

PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

  • This unit describes the skills required to promote compliance with legislation in the public sector. It includes modelling compliance with legislation.

PSPGEN046 Undertake research and analysis

  • This unit describes the skills required to undertake research and analysis. It includes identifying and analysing information, applying the results and maintaining and compiling reports from information systems.

PSPPCM013 Make procurement decisions

  • This unit describes the skills required to perform advanced decision making for complex procurement within established guidelines, policies and procedures.

PSPGEN049 Undertake negotiations

  • This unit describes the skills required to undertake negotiations. It includes planning and finalising negotiation outcomes.

PSPPCM011 Plan to manage a contract

  • This unit describes the skills required to establish arrangements for contract management. It includes confirming contract requirements, preparing a contract management plan, developing stakeholder relationships and implementing contract strategies and contractual arrangements.

PSPPCM008 Manage contract performance

  • This unit describes the skills required to implement strategies that ensure effective contract performance. It includes managing the business relationship, performance of the contract, and contract issues; and implementing a communication strategy.

PSPPCM009 Finalise contracts

  • This unit describes the skills required to finalise processes for contracts. It includes completing contracts and implementing a contract review strategy.

BSBPUR504 Manage a supply chain

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a supply chain, including the relationships between an organisation and its supply and demand partners along the chain.

PSPPCM016 Plan and implement strategic sourcing

  • This unit describes the skills required to plan and implement strategic sourcing for goods or services essential or critical to an organisation’s ability to conduct its core business. It includes developing a procurement profile of the buying organisation, conducting strategic assessment of the supply market, developing strategies to source goods or services from the market and securing, monitoring and reviewing strategic market sources.

PSPPCM014 Participate in budget and procurement review processes

  • This unit describes the skills required to participate in government budget and review processes to ensure that procurement and contract management activities occur within established procedures and financial obligations are fulfilled.

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