PSP60616 - Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

PSP60616 - Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

31 August 2020 (Facilitated Online)

In-house Enquiry

This course is also available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email for a quote.

Course Overview

This 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. The 9-day program (3x3 days) is strategically focused on the development of organisational procurement capability. It is suitable for experienced professional procurement officers wanting to enhance their strategic management knowledge and skill base. It is action learning-focused and uses case studies and simulations to ensure the tools, techniques and concepts presented in the program are analysed and practised in a safe learning environment. The program involves assessment, which encompasses in-class group work including presentations and work-based tasks completed outside of the class sessions.

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.

Benefits to you

  • Agency procurement linked to achieving agency goals
  • Improved procurement outcomes
  • Reductions in the procurement spend across the agency

Benefits to your organisation

  • Ability to plan strategically and link procurement to the agency’s Strategic Plan
  • Ability to structure the procurement function
  • Ability to manage the performance of the procurement teams and the agency’s contracts

This training is delivered through a mixture of presentation, group work, case studies and individual research in a partnering arrangement with accessUTS (RTO ID No 90811).


This training forms part of the NSW Public Sector Procurement Training


Assessment encompasses group work conducted in class including presentations on researched topics and work based tasks completed outside of the face to face sessions.

Program accreditation

This qualification is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). By completing this program, learners may be eligible to apply for exemption from some units of the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply. For more information about CIPS accreditation visit the CIPS Accredited AQF Programs page.


Units in the Program

  • PSPPCM020    Plan for strategic procurement
  • PSPMGT007    Manage risk
  • PSPPCM021    Coordinate strategic procurement
  • PSPPCM022    Negotiate strategic procurement
  • PSPPCM023    Manage strategic contracts
  • PSPGEN067    Establish and maintain strategic networks
  • PSPETH004    Maintain and enhance confidence in public service
  • PSPLEG004    Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPMGT006    Develop a business case
  • PSPGEN078    Apply complex public sector financial requirements
  • PSPGEN069    Foster leadership and innovation
  • PSPGEN070    Persuade and influence opinion
  • PSPMGT008    Formulate business strategies
  • PSPMGT003    Manage Change
  • PSPPCM024    Manage fundamental aspects of supply chain

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Enquiries: For more information on our learning programs, please contact the IPAA NSW Learning Team on 02 8066 1900 or email