GP501 - Government and Procurement Short Course

Contract and Relationship Management

To effectively manage a contract within a procurement relationship empowers the learner with the requisite confidence, skills and knowledge to meet such contact requirements within the workplace.


  • Course Fees
  • Duration
    Up to 6 months
  • Delivery
    Individual students (online)

A short course can be a great way to improve your skills quickly and improve your prospects when applying for a new job or promotion!

Effective contract and relationship management is where both the vendor and the purchaser meet their respective obligations in the procurement relationship. It is the process of managing, executing and analysing the management of the contract efficiently.

In this short course you will learn how to plan to manage a contract, manage contract performance and finalise contracts, all operating within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment, while consulting and adhering to your organisations policies and procedures.

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Graduate Outcomes

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

  • confirm contract requirements
  • prepare contract management plan
  • develop stakeholder relationship
  • implement contract strategies
  • implement contractual arrangements
  • manage the business relationship
  • manage performance of the contract
  • manage contract issues
  • implement communication and information strategy
  • complete contracts
  • implement contract review strategy.

Future Job Outcomes

  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Procurement Officer
  • Project Manager.

Recommended Education

  • Year 12; OR
  • Certificate IV level qualification; OR
  • Language, literacy, and numeracy evaluation.

Recommended Work Experience

  • Currently working as a Procurement and Contract Manager; OR
  • 3+ years of RELEVANT work experience.

Units of competency

Students upon successful completion of these three units of competency in this short course will receive a Statement of Attainment.

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.

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