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Training overview

Everybody needs to know something about how government spends public money. Whether you’re an experienced procurement professional trying to get across some new conditions or just starting out—or you’re the person in charge of it all—we have something for you.

The refreshed Skills2Procure is our whole-of-government training and development initiative aimed at people in all parts of the procurement process, such as:

  • procurement staff
  • contract management staff
  • staff who help with contract management and procurement
  • agency executives.

 The Procurement Learning and Development arrangement and our qualifications pathway program offer access to training from foundation level to advanced level.

What’s on offer?

We talked to agencies and asked them what they needed.

They told us they wanted:

  • access to competency-based training to build consistently high expertise across the business
  • to meet the skill development needs of both specialist procurement staff and those undertaking procurement-related roles
  • access to flexible delivery options to meet the needs of regional and remote staff
  • choice to select from short course training suppliers who understood their category context.

So we have refreshed Skills2Procure which now offers a broad range of short course training and development programs with increased supplier diversity. We’re continuing to support our certification program which also offers a qualifications pathway for our specialist procurement staff.

Remember, it is not all about the training.Talk to your manager about complementing these programs with mentoring and on-the-job training opportunities.



Who it’s for

Procurement learning and development panel

A targeted program offering:

  • current capability base-lining assessment tools
  • technical procurement training
  • aligned soft skills training
  • bespoke training

Flexible delivery options including:

  • face-to-face workshops
  • online eLearning modules
  • webinars

Key content areas:

  • category management
  • sourcing and tendering
  • negotiation and award
  • contract management and performance

Nine suppliers to offer choice to source targeted solutions

A broad range of training options from beginner through to advanced levels

Online training programs are affiliated with procurement professional institutions:

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
  • International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM)
  • International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM).

While this is available to anyone, it is ideal for people who:

  • spend at least 50% of their role working in procurement
  • have an immediate need for procurement-related training

Procurement Certification Program 

A formal certification program comprising 4 levels, from introductory to strategic procurement.

Level 1 – Fundamentals (online)

Level 2 – Intermediate Procurement

Level 3 – Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

Level 4 – Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

This is targeted at staff with a strong procurement focus in their roles and who:

  • require a procurement certification
  • require a procurement qualification.

You can register online for a scheduled offering.  For the PCP Level 1 (online) at anytime



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