• Why join the course?

    Spending on goods and services comes with huge expectations, especially when you’re spending tax payers’ money. You need to achieve value for money and operate transparently – all while navigating a web of procurement legislation, policies and procedures. This online short course will help you get to grips with procurement essentials, specifically focusing on the legislation, regulation and policies in the Australian Government. Learn the mandatory requirements plus helpful tips to make the whole procurement process easy to understand and less stressful. The course is based on 15 years of hands-on procurement experience across federal, state and local government.

  • Who is the course for?

    This online introductory level course is designed for those new to procurement or for those who have procurement as part of their job. It is ideal for people working in the public sector, especially in Australian Government.

  • 100% online + 24/7 access

    Study when you want, where you want, to get the most from your learning. This online course is delivered in 8 videos. With 24/7 unlimited access, you can watch the videos as many times as you need. This online short course is non-accredited and there is no assessment. You will receive a certificate of completion once you have viewed all content. Present your certificate to claim CPD points with organisations like CIPS.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be better able to:

  • Understand the implications of the PGPA Act and Commonwealth Procurement Rules
  • Explain the key procurement policies, legislation and procedures in Australian Government
  • Understand what it means to achieve value for money in procurement
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key procurement methods, including panel purchases, Request for Quote and Request for Tender
  • Identify when and how to use the Commonwealth Contracting Suite
  • Understand the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP)
  • Apply best practice principles to the needs of your own organisation and job role.
  • Present your certificate to claim CPD points to organisations like CIPS.

New to procurement?

Get up to speed on the essentials. Learn the policies, legislation and procedures in the Australian Government. Find out what it means to achieve value for money.

Get to grips with procurement in Australian Government. Join this online short course today.
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Course curriculum

Flexible + affordable

What you get: Unlimited access to 8 videos - 100% online learning . Start anytime, study your way.

Need CPD Points?

This short course is a fast and easy way to boost your CPD point balance. Present your completion certification to organisations like CIPS.

Learn from expert practitioners

  • Michael  Young

    Procurement and Contracting Facilitator

    Michael Young

    Michael Young is a leading advisor with over 20 years experience working with federal, state and local government in procurement and contract management and related fields. He has published over 60 papers and book chapters and has authored and edited 5 books. He is a sought after speaker and presenter, having delivered keynote presentations in over 20 countries. Michael has been actively involved in the development of standards both in Australia and internationally, where he is currently working with the International Standards Organisation (ISO). He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and holds numerous qualifications, including a Masters of Business Administration and an Advanced Diploma of Government (Strategic Procurement). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Project Management, the UK Association of Project Management and the Australian Computer Society.

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