PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

The Diploma is particularly suited to people with management responsibility (or those wishing to progress into management) for procurement and contracting including coordinated procurement across the whole-of-government.  You will also learn how to plan, finalise and manage the process and how to use complex workplace communication strategies and manage the whole supply chain.

This qualification trains competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract manager in the public sector. It provides a base on which to build advanced procurement and contracting capabilities by integrating technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts.


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.

Guest speakers

The Diploma will include presentations by leading experts with practical experience in the procurement and contracting field


Diploma of Procurement and Contracting (PSP50616)

Course 1

  • 15 days over 15 weeks
  • Commencing Wednesday 7 March 2018

Course 2

  • 15 days over 15 weeks
  • Commencing Wednesday 25 July 2018

Delivery Mode

  • Face to Face
  • Online Learning


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


ACFEC delivers the following qualifications to State, Territory and Commonwealth agencies and departments:

Units of Competencies
    Core units
    PSPETH003         Promote the values and ethos of public service
    PSPGEN049         Undertake negotiations
    PSPLEG003          Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
    PSPPCM008         Manage contract performance
    PSPPCM009         Finalise contracts
    PSPPCM010         Manage procurement risk
    PSPPCM011         Plan to manage a contract
    PSPPCM012         Plan for procurement outcomes
    PSPPCM013         Make procurement decisions

    Elective units  
    BSBMKG506        Plan market research
    BSBPUR504          Manage a supply chain
    PSPGEN054         Use complex workplace communication strategies
    PSPPCM015         Conduct and manage coordinated procurement

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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)