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PSP50616 - Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

PSP50616 - Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

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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 [email protected] for a quote.

Course Overview

This qualification allows for the attainment of competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract manager in the public sector. It is suitable for individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled duties in a procurement and contracting environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • establish a governance framework for a complex procurement
  • develop a complex procurement plan
  • manage risk in a procurement
  • manage a complex procurement activity
  • evaluate a complex procurement
  • negotiate successful procurement outcomes
  • manage a complex contract
  • manage contractor performance.

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

Guest Speakers (past and present)

We have also been fortunate to be able to draw on the expertise of the following guest speakers:

  • Eric Blackburn, Procurement Specialist World BankAndrea Patrick, CPO NSW Department of Education
  • Lewis Rangott, Executive Director (Corruption Prevention) NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption
  • Michelle Robinson, Director, Supplier Development, NSW Communities & Justice
  • Siju Johny, CPO Transgrid
  • Jo Bailey, Director, Progressive Systems (previous CPO NSW Department of Education)
  • Robert Halsall, previous CPO Westpac New Zealand

Target Audience

This nine day (three x three days) program is aimed at professional procurement and contract management officers who are experienced in NSW public sector procurement and/or have completed the Introduction to NSW Public Sector Procurement eLearning course.


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). After completing the UTS PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting, students only need to complete two modules of the CIPS Level 4 Diploma, to receive both qualifications, CIPS Diploma membership status and progression to higher qualifications.


Units in the Program

  • PSPETH003    Promote the values 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
  • PSPGEN046    Undertake research and analysis
  • PSPPCM014    Participate in budget and procurement review process
  • PSPPCM016    Plan and implement strategic sourcing
  • PSPPCM017    Plan and implement procurement category management
  • PSPPCM018    Conduct demand and procurement spend analysis
  • BSBPUR504    Manage a supply chain

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