Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

The Diploma of Procurement and Contracting builds, consolidates and enhances participants’ knowledge and expertise in public sector procurement and contracting.

What is the course?

The PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting is designed to consolidate and enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding of the key competencies required in public sector procurement and contract management. This course will provide you with the essential skills to effectively and successfully conduct independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract management professional.

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 PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting with Monash College, learners are eligible to apply for exemption from six modules of the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Course Content

  • promote the values and ethos of public service and establish a governance framework for complex procurement
  • undertake procurement and the management of contracts with integrity and in accordance with probity principles
  • develop a complex procurement plan
  • manage risk in a procurement
  • manage a complex procurement activity
  • manage and evaluate a complex procurement
  • negotiate successful procurement outcomes
  • establish, manage and finalise a complex contract
  • manage contractor performance.

Units of Competency

Core Units

  • PSPETH003: Promote the value and ethos of public service
  • PSPGEN049: Undertake negotiations
  • PSPLEG003: Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPPCM008: Manage contract performance
  • PSPPCM009: Finalise contracts
  • PSPPCM010: Manage procurement risk
  • PSPPCM011: Plan to manage a contract
  • PSPPCM012: Plan for procurement outcomes
  • PSPPCM013: Make procurement decisions

Elective Units

  • BSBPUR504: Manage a supply chain
  • PSPGEN046: Undertake research and analysis
  • PSPPCM014: Participate in budget and procurement review processes
  • PSPPCM016: Plan and implement strategic sourcing
  • PSPPCM017: Plan and implement procurement category management
  • PSPPCM018: Conduct demand and procurement spend analysis

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.


12 months.

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: 3 - 5 August 2022
  • Workshop 2: 31 August - 2 September 2022
  • Workshop 3: 5 - 7 October 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 PSP50616
Monash College RTO Number:


We are currently not taking enrolments into this course.


Keith Bird

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.

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