Procure goods and services

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PSPPROC406A, 'Procure goods and services'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Procure goods and services' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan for procurement of goods or services

1.1 A market assessment is used to identify, evaluate and select options for procuring goods and services in accordance with business plan requirements, legislation, policy and procedures

1.2 A commercial strategy is identified to achieve the procurement outcome set out in the business plan, achieve value for money and meet legal and probity requirements

1.3 Risk planning is conducted for the procurement activity in accordance with procedures, delegations and guidelines

1.4 Process and criteria for evaluation of offers from suppliers or service providers are identified to meet public sector probity requirements, and are recorded in a tender evaluation plan

1.5 A procurement plan is developed to manage procurement process and contractual arrangements in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures

2. Undertake procurement

2.1 Method of requesting and receiving offers is chosen to suit the procurement activity and comply with organisational policy and procedures

2.2 Specialist expertise is used to assist in evaluation of offers as required

2.3 Evaluation and selection of the offer are made in accordance with tender evaluation plan, organisational policy and procedures

2.4 Notification of successful and unsuccessful suppliers/providers is undertaken in accordance with procurement plan, organisational policy and procedures

2.5 No commitment or payment is made and contractors do not commence until contractual arrangements are formalised

2.6 Contractual arrangements are negotiated suitable to the procurement activity, are legally binding to all parties and are formalised and reported in accordance with policy and procedures

3. Manage contractors

3.1 Communication strategies are established to build and maintain relationship with contractor/s

3.2 Performance is monitored against contract performance indicators for quality assurance of the goods or services and to ensure compliance with contract specifications

3.3 Contract performance indicators are regularly reviewed to ensure relevance

3.4 Approvals are obtained for any contract variations in accordance with organisational and contractual requirements

3.5 Disputes/complaints are investigated, documented and resolved or referred in accordance with contractual provisions

3.6 Contractual obligations to contractors are met

3.7 Records are maintained in accordance with organisational and legal requirements to provide an audit trail and for other organisational purposes

4. Complete contractual arrangements

4.1 Goods and services received are confirmed as meeting contractual specification and required outcome, and accounts are processed for payment in accordance with organisational procedures

4.2 Contracts are finalised, cancelled or terminated in accordance with contractual arrangements

4.3 Contract performance, outcomes and management processes are evaluated, and lessons learnt are recorded and used to inform ongoing contract management practices

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPROC406A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA41406 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Diving)
  • PUA41706 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Infantry Operations)
  • PUA41806 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Engineering)
  • PUA41206 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Armoured Operations)
  • PUA41306 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)
  • PUA42109 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • PUA50707 - Diploma of Public Safety (Range Management)
  • PUA40607 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Range Control)
  • DEF41212 - Certificate IV in Armoured Operations
  • DEF41812 - Certificate IV in Military Engineering
  • DEF41712 - Certificate IV in Infantry Operations
  • DEF41312 - Certificate IV in Artillery Operations