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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
|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.|
|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.
$6,365 incl. GST - The course fees payment plan is $1,500 deposit and then monthly instalments of $1,216.25.
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.
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Keith Bird is a Principal Faculty Member of AcademyGlobal and Director of Birmont Group a Melbourne-based management consultancy with deep expertise in developing procurement and contract management knowledge and capability in large complex environments.
Keith is a former Chief Procurement Officer for Queensland Rail and was named 2013 Asia Pacific CPO of the year and led his team to achieve two CIPSA awards. His roles have included Asia Pacific Regional Procurement Director, General Motors, Head of Service Management for Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria, and Managing Director, The Faculty Management Consultants where he delivered a variety of Procurement and Supply Chain training and coaching programs across the Australian and Singaporean client base.
His experience ranges across small to medium enterprises, private, private equity, government, and public sectors, from front line roles to executive level spans close to forty years and stretches across twenty countries that include Australasia, Europe and the USA. He has held senior leadership roles at a global level and across complex, cultural and strategic commercial portfolios and multiple industry sectors and led numerous transformational, reform and efficiency initiatives on a global level. He is passionate about building high-performance and cultures with diversity, equity and inclusion.
There are no pre-requisites required for your studies, however Monash College expects students to enter with at least some relevant work experience.
Monash College will work with you to identify and support students, ensuring that you will have the necessary language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable success.
Monash College will work with you and your trainer to provide any support you may require whilst undergoing the program.
In determining the level of support required, the following will be discussed with you:
- current and former work duties
- any potential issues with Language, Literacy, Numeracy or any other area
- strategies for meeting the need of the individuals concerned
If there is any doubt as to your suitability for achieving success in a study program, Monash College will utilize the ACER Core Skills Profile Testing Tool to determine precise needs. This tool has been written and validated against the breadth and depth of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and will assess learners’ performance against the full range of the ACSF to identify key areas for focus and support. See: https://www.acer.edu.au/cspa for details.
A USI is required by all Australians undertaking nationally recognised training. It allows students to link to a secure online record of all qualifications gained regardless of the provider. This system was implemented by the Australian Government in 2015, so it will show student achievements from 1 January 2015 onwards.
As an RTO, Monash College cannot issue Certificates or Statements of Attainment without a USI. Therefore, it is mandatory that all students supply their USI upon enrolment.
If you do not have a USI, please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi for more information, and instructions on how to apply.
Monash College is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment. As assessments are submitted electronically via Moodle, participants are required to have their own laptop or tablet.
Competency Based Training (CBT) is an approach to teaching that focuses on allowing a student to demonstrate their ability to do something. Used in the VET sector, CBT is used to develop concrete skills and is typically based on a standard of performance expected in the workplace and industry.
CBT programs deliver qualifications that are made up of Units of Competency. Each unit defines the skills and knowledge required to effectively perform in the workplace. Assessment is based upon the learning outcomes expected from each Unit of Competency.
Unlike the traditional school system of grading assessments on a scale ranging from A to Fail, assessment of CBT determines if you have the required skills and knowledge or not yet.
Assessment is specifically conducted to determine if a student can deliver essential outcomes related to the performance criteria within each Unit of Competency. Basically, this means assessment is conducted to see whether or not a student has the required skills and knowledge to perform effectively in the workplace. If a student’s performance in the assessment does not demonstrate the requirements, rather than a fail, competency based assessment means the student is marked as ‘Not Yet Competent’, and more training is required to get to the point of being ‘Competent’. Assessors will look for evidence against which to base their judgements of competency.
The ways to demonstrate to our qualified assessors that you can perform to the required standard and be classed as ‘Competent’ or ‘Meeting Requirements’, include:
- Being observed as you work/perform the tasks and activities
- Responses to verbal questioning
- Written responses to theory questions
- Responding to a role play or case study
- Conducting a project
- Submitting a written report
- Compiling a portfolio of work samples
- A combination of the above
Monash College has a Training and Assessment Strategy for each of the qualifications we deliver and we outline our approaches for conducting assessment in those strategies.
Monash College trainers are appropriately qualified and all have recent and relevant industry experience.
Your trainer will play a crucial role in generating effective learning outcomes and enjoyable learning experiences.
Monash College trainers will have:
- a positive and enthusiastic attitude to workplace learning and a willingness to adapt to the needs of learners and their workplace
- the ability to engage with workplace supervisors/mentors and learners throughout the program
- strong communication skills and the ability to provide clear direction and build relationships with supervisors/mentors and learners in order to negotiate the best outcomes for all.
Our strategies for your learning and assessment are developed in conjunction with industry taking into account industry feedback on assessment methods, trainer competencies, case studies, skills needs and current trends in industry.
We ensure our processes meet national assessment principles including Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and that all courses are assessed under the competency based training and assessment criteria established under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Our practices that promote flexibility in learning and assessment. This means we will work with you to provide options that are responsive to your individual needs, and that maximise learning outcomes and access to learning activities.
Monash College offers assessment processes that enable recognition of competencies currently held, regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred. These are detailed below:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves making a judgment on the skills and knowledge an individual has as a result of past study and/or experience. The aim of RPL is to recognise your existing competencies without having to go through the complete processes of training and assessment. You will still need to provide evidence though, upon which your assessor can base their judgement. Evidence must be:
- Authentic – it must be your own work
- Sufficient – it must demonstrate competence over a period of time, that the competencies can be repeated, and the evidence must be enough so that the assessor can make an accurate judgement regarding competency
- Current – it must demonstrate up-to-date knowledge and skills i.e. from the present or the very-recent past
- Valid – it must be relevant to what is being assessed
You may be eligible to apply for RPL on one or more Units of Competency in your course. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
Monash College recognises AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment that have been issued by other RTOs. Credit transfer may be applied to Units of Competency and related qualifications that have been studied in the past. To apply for a direct credit transfer you will need to supply a certified copy your documentation (certificates and/or statements). For full details on the requirements for credit transfer applications, please contact: email@example.com