PSP60616 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Contracting

Program director and Senior Facilitator

Courses are developed and delivered by Senior Facilitator, Tarian Dixon. Tarian has over 15 years experience in designing and delivering contract and procurement training to government.


Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Contracting (PSP60616)   

  • Course dates to be announced

Delivery Mode

  • Blended learning (Face to Face and Online)


We also offer the Advanced Diploma, Diploma and Certificate IV on a closed and tailored basis for your Department only, if there is sufficient demand for such delivery. 

The Advanced Diploma is designed for Managers and Senior Managers in the Public Service who are working in (or working towards) a management role in procurement and contracting.

The course is designed to enhance skills in management and will build on existing knowledge.  It will include project management, networking and outsourcing skills in addition to procurement and contracting specifics.

It is beneficial as a higher qualification after completing the Diploma in Procurement and Contracting.

The Course will be held one day per fortnight over a 6 month period.  There will be substantial efforts required by learners in between each class working toward a cumulative project outcome.

Units of competency

Units of Competencies
Core units
    PSPETH004     Maintain and enhance confidence in public service
    PSPGEN067    Establish and maintain strategic networks
    PSPLEG004     Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector   
    PSPMGT006    Develop a business case
    PSPMGT007    Manage risk
    PSPPCM020    Plan for strategic procurement
    PSPPCM021    Coordinate strategic procurement
    PSPPCM022    Negotiate strategic procurement
    PSPPCM023    Manage strategic contracts

    Elective units
    PSPGEN066     Apply government systems
    PSPGEN069     Foster leadership and innovation
    PSPGEN070     Persuade and influence opinion
    PSPGEN078     Apply complex public sector financial requirements
    PSPMGT003    Manage change
    PSPMGT008    Formulate business strategies
    PSPMGT010    Review and improve business performance
    PSPMGT011    Develop partnering arrangements
    PSPPCM019    Divest strategic assets
    PSPPCM024    Manage fundamental aspects of supply chain
    PSPPCY010     Manage policy implementation


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    Assessment tasks

    ACFEC applies a risk-based approach to determine the risks of an assessment tool. Assessment tools include:

    • practical exercises
    • participation in a workplace simulated assessment activity
    • testing of underpinning knowledge through short answer questions, and
    • requests for learners to provide evidence of prior application of skills and pre-courses assignment (where required and requested by the client)