Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

The Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting focuses on the strategic, leadership and governance skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and manage procurement and contracting functions in the public sector.

What is the course?

The PSP60616 Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting will equip participants with the strategic skills and knowledge to effectively manage procurement and contracting functions in the public sector. You will learn how to develop agency policy, processes, procedures and organisational procurement capability. You will gain the strategic management knowledge and skill set to confidently move into more senior or leadership roles.

Monash College engages AcademyGlobal as a non-RTO, third party to deliver training. AcademyGlobal is a leading provider of procurement and contract management, finance, project management and risk capability training.

This qualification is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). AcademyGlobal is Australia’s first and only Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) approved study centre. By completing the PSP60616 Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting with Monash College, learners are eligible to apply for exemption from modules of the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Course Content

  • understand strategic procurement and strategically direct management of contracts in the public sector
  • develop organisational procurement plans
  • strategically analyse agency procurement spend by category
  • direct and manage continuous improvement and change in the procurement function
  • develop opportunities for coordinated procurement within and across agencies
  • manage strategic procurement negotiations
  • manage strategic procurement risk.

Units of Competency

Core Units

  • PSPETH004 Maintain and enhance confidence in public service
  • PSPGEN067 Establish and maintain strategic networks
  • PSPLEG004 Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPMGT006 Develop a business case
  • PSPMGT007 Manage risk
  • PSPPCM020 Plan for strategic procurement
  • PSPPCM021 Coordinate strategic procurement
  • PSPPCM022 Negotiate strategic procurement
  • PSPPCM023 Manage strategic contracts

Elective Units

  • PSPGEN066 Apply government systems
  • PSPGEN069 Foster leadership and innovation
  • PSPGEN070 Persuade and influence opinion
  • PSPGEN078 Apply complex public sector financial requirements
  • PSPMGT008 Formulate business strategies
  • PSPPCM024 Manage fundamental aspects of supply chain.

Course information

Program Overview This course consists of three modules with each module being conducted over a 24-hour period. Participants receive intensive supervised instruction during the workshop which is delivered over three eight-hour training days. This course has a total of 72 hours of intensive instruction.
Mode of delivery Virtual Classroom via Zoom or face-to-face.
Duration Nine face to face days delivered over three blocks, with 4-8 week gap between each workshop block and 8 weeks to submit assessments after the final workshop. Expected completion timeframe of 12 months from commencement.
Volume of learning Delivered across 3 x 3 day facilitated workshops and a self-study and assessment period post workshop.

There is a 4-8 week gap between modules to ensure sufficient time for self-study and preparation for formative and summative assessment activities. Self-study consists of 900 to 1100+ hours of unsupervised activities for the modules where learner cohorts have access to the trainers, learning resources and support.
Workshop dates
  • Workshop 1: 30 March - 1 April 2022
  • Workshop 2: 4-6 May 2022
  • Workshop 3: 1-3 June 2022
Course fees

$6,365 incl. GST - The course fees payment plan is $1,500 deposit and then monthly instalments of $1,216.25.

Fee Refund policy.

Assessment This qualification is delivered using a combination of presentation, group work, case studies and individual research.

There is a written assessment for each of the modules above. Assessments will take place during the course through the use of role plays, group activities, case studies and individual research. Learners also complete workplace-based projects to demonstrate competency against nationally endorsed standards. In class activities will also be used throughout the workshops to build your understanding and you will have access to facilitators during this period to assist you in completing your course.

Course Code PSP60616

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Robert Halsall MSc, BSc (Hons), MCIPS, FCIPS

Rob is an experienced Chief Procurement Officer, facilitator and university lecturer. He has extensive international experience across leading automotive, chemical, telecommunications, tertiary and financial services organisations. Rob has experience in executive and board director level roles, including leadership roles driving business strategy and transformation, organisational design and operating models, program management and delivery and end-to-end procurement.

In recent years, Rob has developed a particular interest in developing high performing leaders and teams as both an executive within the corporate environment and as an independent consultant, mentor and coach. In 2018, Rob was awarded the CIPS Australasia Procurement Professional of the Year Award and Ernst & Young New Zealand Procurement Professional of the Year. In 2019, Rob was the 2019 CIPS Australasia Winner for both People Development and Risk Mitigation Categories.

Paul Vorbach MCom, LLM, MBA, FAICD, FGIA FCG

Paul is a Director of AcademyGlobal, with a background in executive management in multinational commercial firms, including Deloitte (Senior Manager) and Citi (VP and Director). Paul has 25 years’ experience across consulting, financial services and management education industries.

Having conducted assignments in 20 countries on 5 continents, Paul has partnered with leaders in commerce, academia, government and the not-for-profit sector to provide programs that address their key organisational challenges and opportunities. He works with clients in the area of capability strategy, training needs analysis, program design and course delivery. His areas of expertise include finance, procurement, risk management, turnaround and restructuring.

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