Introduction to NSW public sector procurement (Online)

Introduction to NSW public sector procurement (Online)
Do you buy goods and services on behalf of the government? Learn about the fundamental principles of procurement in the NSW Public Sector.

This course is under review, not available until further notice. Please check our course catalogue for any other courses.

FREE for all NSW Government Employees


Delivery mode: Online via Illuminate



 
 
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This training forms part of the
NSW Public Sector Procurement Training 

Outline

  • Understand procurement in a public sector context
  • Identify legal, administrative and governance frameworks that apply to procurement in the NSW public sector
  • Undertake simple low-value, low-risk procurement on behalf of your agency

This course covers the fundamental principles of procurement in the NSW public sector. Upon completion, you will be able to apply the concept of procurement to the NSW Government context and follow standard ordering, receipting and payment processes on behalf of your agency. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand procurement in the context of the NSW public sector
  • Identify legal, administrative and governance frameworks that apply to procurement in the NSW public sector
  • Prevent corruption in procurement
  • Undertake simple low-value, low-risk procurement on behalf of NSW Government
Benefits to your organisation
  • Employees will be able to apply the principles of probity in procurement, which in turn will reduce reputational risk to your organisation.
  • Employees will be equipped to undertake procurement activities with increased confidence, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Employees will become familiar with whole-of-Government procurement policies and understand their role in achieving Government objectives such as Value for Money and Reducing Red Tape.
Benefits to you
  • Increased core capabilities linked to your role.
  • Better understanding of how you can prevent corruption in procurement.
  • Increased ability to make sound procurement decisions and achieve Value for Money outcomes.

Course Outline

This course consists of five x 30 minute self-paced online modules.

Module 1: What is procurement?

  • define value for money
  • identify the different considerations for evaluating goods and services
  • define the stages of procurement
  • distinguish between simple and complex procurements based on value and risk.
Module 2: Procurement in the NSW public sector
  • identify key procurement strategies employed by the NSW public sector
  • identify how strategic procurement benefits the NSW public sector
  • define principles core to NSW public sector procurement.
Module 3: Legal, administrative and governance frameworks
  • identify the types of frameworks related to NSW Government procurement
  • locate and access relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  • define the intent of relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
Module 4: Preventing corruption in procurement
  • identify probity requirements relating to procurement
  • define what constitutes corruption
  • identify corruption risks that apply to procurement
  • identify your obligations in preventing corruption in procurement.
Module 5: Undertaking simple procurement
  • follow the 3 stage procurement process when undertaking simple procurement
  • comply with basic ordering, receipting and payment processes.

The examples and scenarios used throughout the course relate to low value, low risk procurement activities, although the procurement principles discussed in the modules apply to all procurement activities.

Please note: processes relating to higher value, higher risk procurement activities are covered in other procurement and contract management training. For the full range of procurement and contract management courses offered by IPAA.

Course completion: On completion of this training you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion, which can be downloaded and printed.

Access: From date of registration, you will have access to this training material for 365 days.

Enquiries: Please contact IPAA directly on 02 8066 1900 or learning@nsw.ipaa.org.au to arrange for in-house delivery of this course.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellations are not allowed for this training.

When
1/07/2019 - 1/03/2020
Where
NSW AUSTRALIA
 

Terms and Conditions
Payments

Payment must be made either in full online at the time of confirming purchase or 14 days from the date of the invoice.
Payment is required prior to attending the event or course. 

Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event running — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 5–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–5 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the course start date — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 7–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–6 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, 100% of the event fee must be paid.

Transfer policy - Events
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Scheduled Courses
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Your course registration can be transferred to another course without penalty if requested more than 10 business days prior to the course start date. Otherwise, the above cancellation policy applies. Transfers can only be requested when the course fee has been paid in full
  • Transferring your registration to another person can be done at any time without penalty, provided that nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days before course/event start date; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
Penalties may be waived in exceptional circumstances, work commitments do not count as exceptional circumstances.

Program Changes

IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration will be refunded. 


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