Department of Finance

Procurement and Contracting Vocational Program Training for the public sector

 

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Event description

The Procurement and Contracting Vocational Program is an accredited vocational training program for public sector officers.

The program consists of five two-day modules which when completed in conjunction with the optional assessments build towards a Diploma of Procurement and Contracting (PSP50616). The program develops the practical skills and knowledge required for those working in procurement and contract management roles within the public sector, such as Procurement Practitioners and Specialists.

Benefits

Key benefits include an understanding of the public sector environment, practical skills in procurement planning, formation and contract management including goods and services, community services and works procurement.

 This program will:

  • Deliver high quality procurement training customised for the WA Government.
  • Provide career development opportunities for public sector procurement practitioners.
  • Promote the Government's strategic procurement objective of delivering value for money procurement outcomes to government through well trained practitioners.

Qualification and Accreditation

Students are required to undertake a range of theoretical and practical assessments for each of the thirteen (13) competencies covered in the five workshop modules to obtain the formal qualification.

The modules of the PCVP are all competency-based training accredited against units of competency under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means successful completion of these modules and their assessments will gain participants Statements of Attainment and build credit toward a Diploma of Procurement and Contracting qualification. Refer to the Course Information Guide for a full list of competencies covered in the program.

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Audience

The program is recommended for those working in purchasing/procurement and contract management roles in the public sector.

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Course details

Five modules included in course:

  1. Procurement in the Public sector
  2. Planning for procurement
  3. Undertaking procurement
  4. Contract formation
  5. Contract management and finalisation

Each module can be undertaken independently or together in conjunction with the optional assessments they build towards a Diploma of Procurement and Contracting.

Modules focus on particular aspects of procurement including:

  • Procurement Planning
  • The Tender Process
  • Contract Management
  • Contract Negotiations

Optional Assessments

Each of the two-day modules will consist of small group work, individual and group presentations and the completion of some assessments aligned the units of competency. The remaining will be undertaken via distance learning.

For those not seeking to obtain a formal qualification and just wish to gain the relevant knowledge, the class room based modules may still be undertaken. Please refer to the Course Information Guide for the relevant information on how to enrol.

Cost

Full program fee for Diploma of Procurement and Contracting PSP50616 is $4300 per person (GST Free). You may chose to do specific modules separately. Please see the Course Information Guide for details.

Payment for the Procurement and Contracting Vocational Program will be undertaken directly with the provider Scope Training.

All program materials and resources will be provided to participants.

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Modules

Module 1: Procurement in the Public Sector

Aimed at equipping procurement officers and contracting with the skills and knowledge to work effectively within the WA Public Sector procurement environment.

Module dates: Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November 2019

Module 2: Planning for Procurement

Aimed at equipping procurement and contracting officers with the skills and knowledge required in planning for procurement within the WA Public Sector Procurement environment.

Module dates: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 February 2020

Module 3: Undertaking Procurement

Provides WA government agency staff with the skills and knowledge required for the implementation of the procurement process within the WA Public Sector procurement environment.

Module dates: Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 March 2020

Module 4: Contract formation

Aimed at equipping procurement officers and contracting with the skills and knowledge to negotiate and to plan for contract management within the WA Public Sector.

Module dates: Thursday 21 and Friday 22 May 2020

Module 5: Contract management and finalisation

Aimed at equipping procurement officers and contracting with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage and finalise contracts within the WA Public Sector.

Module dates: Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 August 2020

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Registration

To register for any of the above modules; please complete the Scope Training Student Enrolment Form and return it to Scope Training at info@scopetraining.com.au.

Department of Finance staff interested in attending any of the PCVP modules should contact the Procurement Capability and Development Team to discuss enrolment process. 

Workshops are typically held during working hours 8.30am - 4.30pm

It is expected that any pre-reading and assignments will be completed in the participants’ own time.

Class sizes will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Venue

Optima B, Training Rooms (Ground floor)
16 Parkland Road
Osborne Park WA 6016 

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Enquiries

For enquiries about enrolments for a seat on a public course please contact Scope Training on (08) 9321 6307.

All other enquiries please email the Procurement Capability and Development team.

 

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