GP503 - Government and Procurement Short Course

Procurement Essentials

A brief introductory course outlining the essentials of Procurement Fundamentals, this short course empowers the learner with the requisite confidence, skills and knowledge to meet procurement 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!

Procurement Fundamentals are the foundation blocks for managers, supervisors and team leaders who are required to apply their skills and knowledge to meet procurement requirements, including planning outcomes and managing risks.

The skills and knowledge you will learn in this short course will help you to understand what is involved in procurement planning, together with the risks involved whilst consulting and adhering to policies and procedures.

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Graduate Outcomes

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

  • establish, apply and manage procurement governance arrangements
  • identify, consult with an manage procurement stakeholders
  • conduct market research and develop appropriate strategies to approach the market
  • identify, source and manage resources to conduct procurement processes
  • define procurement specifications and requirements
  • undertake detailed procurement planning
  • assess procurement risk
  • prepare risk management plan
  • implement and review risk management plan.

Future Job Outcomes

  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Procurement Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Risk Assessment Officer
  • Supply Chain 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.

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.

PSPPCM013 Make procurement decisions

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

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