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PSP60616 Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

This qualification moves beyond tactical procurement levels to managing a procurement team undertaking strategic procurement.

The new PSP60616 Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting was released on 7 March 2016 and is designated as a specialist qualification that covers the 15 units of competency required for the management of strategic procurement in public sector organisations.

The PSP60616 (which supersedes the PSP61212 Advanced Diploma of Government (Procurement & Contracting) is a nationally recognised qualification open to all levels of government and comparable with the Queensland Government’s Procurement Certification Level 4.

The program structure, similar to the MTS Diploma of Procurement & Contracting, is a holistic delivery model, which means that the competencies have been clustered 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.

Benefits to your organisation:

Benefits to candidates:


The full course is *$5,200 (individually) GST free, or $4,800 each for group bookings of 3-6 people, if booked at the same time on the same program.

Tailored Programs

All MTS programs can be offered on an in-house arrangement for groups of 8 or more. These courses can be delivered at our venue or your location and at a time that is suitable to you. The benefit of in-house programs enables us to contextualise our delivery to focus on the organisational needs of the business or agency. Please contact our Business Manager to discuss your organisation’s training and development options.


There are no pre-requisite qualifications for this qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework. However, to ensure participants maximise their learning and achieve the required outcomes, it is recommended that participants have:

Course Overview

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

Module 1 (3 days): Planning for Strategic Acquisitions - focuses on strategic planning activities, specifically, the policy environment, the development of procurement plans and creating effective business cases. The program also looks at the context of procurement within the public sector.

Module 2 (3 days): Managing the Acquisition of Strategic Outcomes - focuses on coordinating procurement activities, winning support for procurement activities, building procurement networks and negotiating to achieve strategic procurement outcomes.

Module 3 (4 days): Delivering Strategic Acquisition Outcomes - focuses on risk management, ensuring probity in procurement practice, directing the management of contracts, category management and managing the supply chain.

The competency units in PSP60616 are:

In line with the national packaging rules for this qualification there are 15 units of competency are required for achievement of this qualification:

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
PSPGEN070 Persuade and influence opinion
PSPMGT008 Formulate business strategies
PSPMGT011 Develop partnering arrangements
PSPPCM024 Manage fundamental aspects of supply chain
PSPPCY010 Manage policy implementation
PSPPCM017 Plan and implement procurement category management

We can offer different electives for in-house groups and eligible RPL candidates. Please phone our office to discuss.

Further information on these units of competency is available at:

PSP60616 Module Coverage Duration
(10 Days Total)
Module 1 Planning Strategic Outcomes
  • Procurement Context
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Procurement Plans
  • Business Case
3 Days
Module 2 Managing the Acquisition of Strategic Outcomes
  • Managing Probity
  • Understanding the Market
  • Strategic Networks
  • Strategic Procurement Negotiation
3 Days
Module 3 Delivering Strategic Acquisition Outcomes
  • Information for Decision Making
  • Strategic Risk
  • Directing the Management of Contracts
  • Category Management
  • Managing the Aspects of a Supply Chain
4 Days

Satisfactory completion of all assessment elements of the program will result in the award of the PSP60616 Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting.

For further information, please feel free to phone our office and speak to one of our subject experts:

Brisbane office on (07) 3229-7411
Sydney office on (02) 9907-2375