Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract manager in the public sector. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance.


13 units of competency are required for this qualification:

9 core units

4 elective units

Choose 4 electives from the list below:

at least 1 unit from Group A

the remaining units from Groups A and B, or from within this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from CertificateIV level may be used.

For individuals working in local government, consideration should be given to selecting elective units from the Local Government Training Package or other units that reflect their role in local government.

Core units

add topic PSPETHC501B

Promote the values and ethos of public service

add topic PSPGOV507A

Undertake negotiations

add topic PSPLEGN501B

Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

add topic PSPPROC503B

Manage contract performance

add topic PSPPROC504B

Finalise contracts

add topic PSPPROC505A

Manage procurement risk

add topic PSPPROC506A

Plan to manage a contract

add topic PSPPROC507A

Plan for procurement outcomes

add topic PSPPROC508A

Make procurement decisions

Elective units

Group A: Research and analysis

add topic PSPGOV504B

Undertake research and analysis

add topic BSBMKG506B

Plan market research

Group B: Procurement management

add topic BSBPMG510A

Manage projects

add topic BSBPUR504B

Manage a supply chain

add topic PSPFIN501A

Apply public sector financial policies and processes

add topic PSPGOV512A

Use complex workplace communication strategies

add topic PSPPOL501A

Develop organisation policy

add topic PSPPROC509A

Participate in budget and procurement review processes

add topic PSPPROC510A

Conduct and manage coordinated procurement


Plan and implement strategic sourcing


Plan implement procurement category management


Conduct demand and procurement spend analysis


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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