• Better Buying for government buyersTraining for government icon

    The Better Buying session is for Public Sector employees new to government purchasing and those who wish to keep up to date with current Government policies and practices.

    The session provides participants with an introduction to purchasing, relevant procurement policies and guidelines, steps to take when making a purchase, how to buy from Common Use Arrangements (CUAs), best practices when sourcing goods and services, and key points to remember about quotes and tenders.

    The session is available either face-to-face or online.

    For any queries about the Better Buying session, please email proceducation@finance.wa.gov.au.


    2017 sessions of Better Buying for Government Buyers coming soon.

    See the Training for government buyers web page for additional training topics for Government Buyers.

    Online learning

    If you are unable to attend our face to face Better Buying for Government Buyers session the good news is that you can still get some essential information. We now have a free self-paced online learning module providing an introduction to buying on behalf of government. The module is designed for new to government employees or those that want to refresh their knowledge on Government’s buying practices and principles. It looks at the key process and considerations to follow when making a purchase and the policies that affect it. The module takes approximately one hour to complete, however it can be paused and revisited at any time.

    To access the online learning module:
    1. Click the ‘Login here’ button below.
    2. Login to the Finance Training Portal using these details:

    • Username: financewa
    • Password: training

    3. Click on ‘Understanding Goods and Services Buying within the WA Public Sector
    4. The online module will then automatically begin. Good luck!

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    For any queries about the Better Buying online learning session, please email proceducation@finance.wa.gov.au.