Contract Management Essentials

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Key Knowledge Areas
1, 5, 6, N/A

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Contract Management Essentials




Overview This course is aimed at providing an understanding of the role of contracting in the contemporary NSW public sector and government-owned corporations. This program improves participants’ contract management capabilities, leading to improved contractual outcomes for the agency and reduced costs through effective contract management. It focuses on the key skills necessary to ensure that contracts achieve successful outcomes.

Participants learn about and apply all key aspects of contemporary contract management, including legal issues, contract management planning, managing disputes and risk management. The program has a practical focus with participants practising in groups the techniques learnt in the program.


Who is it for? This course is ideal for participants seeking understanding of key principles to be considered when managing contracts in the public sector. The program provides essential information on the contract management life-cycle including consideration of procurement principles.


Duration 1 day


Delivery Face-to-face training workshop

Work-based activities, including presentations, group tasks and case studies


Prerequisites N/A


Course Requirements Participants are required to complete all in-class activities



Topics Covered 1.     State Government Procurement Governance Frameworks

2.     Developing the Contract

3.     Managing Individual Contracts

4.     Finalising the Contract

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the role of contracting in the contemporary NSW public sector and government-owned corporations
  • Plan an effective contract strategy
  • Understand the legal fundamentals in contracting
  • Identify the key terms and conditions in a contract
  • Administer contract variations
  • Monitor and manage contract performance


Presenters Paul 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.

Contact For further information, please visit our website:

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

Email: [email protected]

Alternatively, call us on 1300 950 251.



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