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PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement & Contracting

MTS offers this specialist qualification through our public programs or on an in-house arrangement for work groups of 8 or more. In-house programs can be contextualised to an organisation’s requirements.

The qualification is intended for, but not limited to, people currently working in a position with responsibility for the management of complex procurement in public sector organisations (in the Queensland Government it aligns with Level 3 Certification). The Diploma covers a range of competencies required for the planning, implementation and management of complex contracts encompassing multi-user contracts.

Entry Requirements: MTS complies with all requirements of the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). For this qualification there no prerequisites for entry to this course.

Criteria for Success: Participants enrolling in this qualification will maximise their learning and complete the assessment successfully, if they have an expected level of skills and knowledge. Whilst entry is open to all applicants, it is recommended participants have related underpinning knowledge and work experience on which to draw upon and are currently employed in the public sector or related industry.

To Enrol: Simply complete our online enrolment form, or download and fill out our enrolment form by clicking on the button below:

Diploma of Procurement and Contracting - PSP50616

The PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement & Contracting is open to all levels of government. The program structure is an innovative ‘integrated’ delivery model, which means that competencies and content relating to values, ethics, legislation, negotiations, research and analysis, communications, risk analysis and strategic sourcing and category management are blended through the procurement and contracting context. To aid learning, we deliver the program on a procurement life-cycle basis.

The qualification covers the competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract manager in the public sector.

In line with the Australian Qualification Framework, there are no pre-requisites (ie entry requirements) for this qualification. Naturally, program participants will benefit from previous studies, and relative work experience, especially in procurement and contracting and related fields such as law, economics, negotiations, etc.

Learning that People Remember: We train adults using an approach that is fun and full of practical activities, workplace scenarios and topical case studies.

Group interaction and involvement underpins all MTS programs.

The training is a ten (10) day, 3 module clustered program, delivered face-to-face at our central Edward Street learning centre with full facilitator contact time.

PSP50616 Module Coverage Duration
(10 Days Total)
March Intake
September Intake
Module 1 Procurement Planning
Including, procurement governance, stakeholder, demand and market analysis, economic aspects, managing risk, specifying requirements, outsourcing, procurement planning strategic sourcing, sustainable procurement and category management.
4 Days 21-22-23-24 March 2017 12-13-14-15 September 2017
Module 2 Supplier Engagement
Including, contractual arrangements, preparing evaluation plans, approaching the market, conducting evaluations and assessing responses, preparing evaluation reports and conducting and planning negotiations.
3 Days 31 May, 1-2 June 2017 18-19-20 October 2017
Module 3 Managing Supplier Arrangements
Including, contract law, contract management and contract management plan, business relationships, contract performance, amendments, dispute management, finalising contracts and managing delivery from a category.
3 Days 21-22-23 June 2017 13-14-15 November 2017

In line with the national packaging rules for this qualification there are 13 units of competency. To ensure our training program covers the end-to-end strategic sourcing cycle, including category management processes, we have included an additional unit of competency. Achievement of this qualification with therefore provide successful candidates with 14 units of competency consisting of 9 core units and 5 elective units as follows:

Further information on these units of competency is available at:

Course Fees

The full course is $4,450.00 (individual) GST free, or $4,200.00 each for group bookings of 3-6 people, if booked at same time.


Our training rooms are centrally located on Edward Street in the Brisbane CBD.

Find us at:

Level 8,
288 Edward Street


A summary of the employability skills developed through this qualification can be downloaded from the link.