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Procurement Certification Program

In partnership with Institute of Public Administration (IPAA), New South Wales, we're offering the Procurement Certification Program (PCP) for Queensland Government procurement professionals to gain nationally recognised qualifications and certification.

The PCP offers courses across 4 levels, based on the role of the staff member.

Staff undertaking low to medium value/risk procurements

  • Level 1– Procurement Fundamentals
  • Level 2– Intermediate Procurement

Staff providing specialist procurement advice to the business

  • Level 3 –Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • Level 4 –Advanced Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)

To register four a course or find out further information, please visit the IPAA website.

If you are having trouble registering or finding a suitable course, email info@nsw.ipaa.org.au.  

Who can attend

The program is open to:

  • Queensland Government agencies
  • government-owned corporations, statutory bodies, local councils, universities, and local government agencies.

Email skills2procure@hpw.qld.gov.au to check if you are eligible.

Level 1– Procurement Fundamentals

Content

  • Provides an overview of the Queensland Procurement Policy, fundamental procurement concepts and techniques for government buyers.
  • tailored training aligned to the Queensland Government context.
  • Low value/low risk procurements

Course outcomes

  • Certification Level 1 by the Office of the Chief Advisor Procurement (OCAP).
  • This Certification Level provides evidence that the officer can engage in procurement activities to an agreed level of value, risk and/or complexity.

Level 2– Intermediate Procurement

  • Length: 2 days
  • Delivery: face-to-face training
  • Cost: $950
  • Dates: View the event calendar to find scheduled Level 2 courses.

Content:

  • Builds on fundamental skills covered in Level 1 and introduces the concept of procurement as a strategic, cyclical process.
  • Low value/medium risk and low risk/medium value procurements

Course outcomes

  • Certification Level 2 by the Office of the Chief Advisor Procurement (OCAP).
  • This Certification Level provides evidence that the officer can engage in procurement activities to an agreed level of value, risk and/or complexity.

Level 3 –Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)

  • Length: 11 days
  • Delivery: face-to-face training
  • Cost: $5250
  • Dates: View the event calendar to find scheduled Level 3 courses.

Course content

  • Equips participants with the skills to manage large-scale, complex goods and services procurement and contracting activities involving large-scale procurement planning, sourcing, evaluating and negotiating complex offers and managing complex contracts.

Completing Level 3 provide nationally accredited qualifications and Queensland Government certification

  • Level 3 results in the awarding of Diploma of Procurement & Contracting
  • OCA-P certification Level 3
  • Advanced standing toward a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualification.

Prerequisite

  • Successful completion of PCP Level 2

Level 4 –Advanced Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)

  • Length 12 days
  • Delivery: face-to-face training
  • Cost : $5800
  • Dates: View the event calendar to find scheduled Level 4 courses.

Course content

  • Equips participants with the skills and knowledge required to manage the procurement and contracting functions within an agency or to develop agency policy, processes and procedures.
  • It offers formal award qualifications with increased capability to lead strategic and complex procurements and provide specialist advice.

Completing Level 4 provides nationally accredited qualifications and Queensland Government certification

  • Advanced Diploma of Procurement & Contracting
  • OCA-P certification Level 4
  • Advanced standing toward a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualification.

Prerequisite

  • Successful completion of PCP Level 3

In-house training

If your organisation has a large group of attendees that would like to undertake PCP certification at the same time you can hire a facilitator to provide in-house training at your location of choice. This is a great option for people in the regions, and will deliver savings per attendee. You can even combine Level 1 and 2 courses in a tailored package.

Email info@ipaa.nsw.org.au to find out more.