Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

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PSP60616 Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

This training is delivered in a partnering arrangement with access UTS (RTO ID No 90811).




OverviewThis advanced procurement and contracting program focuses on the skills and knowledge required to manage the procurement and contracting functions within an agency or to develop agency policy, processes and procedures. It is strategically focused on the development of organisational procurement capability and is action learning-focused, using case studies and simulations to ensure the tools, techniques and concepts presented in the program are analysed and practised in a safe learning environment. A number of guest speakers are drawn from across government and the private sector to provide subject matter expertise and insight.


Who is it for?Officers in a government agency or state-owned corporation who want to enhance their existing knowledge and skill base


Duration9 days, divided into 3 workshops

Workshop 1: 3 days

Workshop 2: 3 days

Workshop 3: 3 days


DeliveryFace-to-face training workshops

Work-based activities and assessments, including presentations, group work and case studies


PrerequisitesBasic understanding of procurement and contracting


Course RequirementsParticipants are required to complete all in-class activities as well as workplace assessment tasks to achieve this qualification.


Assessment encompasses group work conducted in class including presentations on researched topics and work-based tasks completed outside of the training workshops.


Units CoveredCore 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

PSPGEN069 – Foster leadership and innovation

PSPGEN070 – Persuade and influence opinion

PSPGEN078 – Apply complex public sector financial requirements

PSPMGT003 – Manage change

PSPMGT008 – Formulate business strategies

PSPPCM024 – Manage fundamental aspects of supply chain

Learning Outcomes
  • Develop organisational procurement plans
  • Strategically analyse agency procurement spends 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
  • Strategically direct the management of contracts across an agency
PresentersPaul Vorbach


Paul is a Director and senior faculty member at AcademyGlobal, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law.


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.


Michael Lee


Michael is a Principal and senior faculty member at AcademyGlobal with a depth of senior executive experience in a top 50 ASX listed company. He has over 30 years’ experience across procurement, operations management and project management. He has built and led large teams through complex new operational initiatives and organisation restructures delivering significant bottom line results. In addition to his senior executive roles in the oil and gas industries, Michael’s earlier career was with NSW Government as a project engineer.


Michael’s areas of expertise include project management, procurement and contract management and financial management. He teaches the accredited intermediate and Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting for NSW and QLD government procurement professionals, as well as postgraduate courses in Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Western Sydney University. Michael is a member of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia (NSW).


Stuart Patch


Stuart is a Director and senior faculty member at AcademyGlobal specialising in the areas of financial management, procurement, project management and risk management.


Stuart delivers training for leading organisations including the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia, the University of Technology Sydney and the Australian Institute of Management. His delivery is greatly enriched by an extensive career working across the world as Finance Director for global listed companies operating in the power generation, construction, resources and transportation sectors.


Stuart has facilitated training, coached and mentored senior management and high potential employees within commercial firms, government and the not-for-profit sector. Stuart is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, holds a Diploma in Project Management and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


ContactFor further information, please visit our website:

Address: Suite 5, Level 8, 3 Spring St, Sydney NSW 2000

Email: [email protected]

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