Training for the community services sector

Training for community services providers and public sector staff who purchase community services.

The Department of Finance offers a range of training opportunities that may be relevant to both community services providers and public sector staff who purchase community services.

Costing and pricing

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This workshop provides organisations with an overview of what to consider when developing an offer price to tender for community services.

This workshop provides an overview of what to consider when developing an offer price for community services in Western Australia. It will address governance principles, understanding financial statements, pricing for financial sustainability, and costing of services.

Audience

This session is designed for organisations that are interested in tendering for community services in Western Australia.

Public sector staff are welcome to attend.

Topics included

  • How to identify if you require business policy and process changes in your organisation
  • Applying financial governance principles to your own organisation and identifying areas for improvement
  • Understand the importance of good record keeping and financial reporting
  • How to consider your organisation’s sustainability with regards to pricing

Details

Cost: Free
Date: To be confirmed
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington Street, Perth
Pre-requisites: None
What to bring: Pen and writing paper

Registration

Any queries can be directed to Procurement Capability and Development

Planning and designing community services

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This workshop explains planning, needs analysis and co-design when procuring community services.

This workshop provides practical skills and knowledge to assist public sector staff in planning community services, undertaking co-design and stakeholder engagement and developing and measuring outcomes.  It will assist you to determine and understand the relationship between inputs, outputs and outcomes in community services procurement.

Audience

This workshop is designed for public sector procurement staff. Service providers are welcome to attend.

Topics included

  • Planning in partnership, with a focus on key tasks and practical skills to assist with co-design and stakeholder engagement
  • How to develop meaningful and effective community and service level outcomes as part of planning in partnership
  • How to build effective measurement of outcomes into your community services procurement process and service agreement

Details

Cost: Free
Date: 22 October 2019
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Albert Facey House – 469 Wellington Street, Perth
Pre-requisites: None
What to bring: Pen and writing paper

Registration

Register for the Planning and designing community services training on 22 October 2019

Any queries can be directed to Procurement Capability and Development

Procuring and managing community services

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This workshop provides; an overview of how the Western Australian Government procures community services and an understanding of how to effectively manage a service agreement.

This workshop provides practical skills and knowledge to assist public sector staff to undertake community services procurement and service agreement management.

Audience

This workshop is designed for public sector procurement officers.

Topic included

  • The Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy context and how it applies to community services procurement
  • The community services procurement process, with a focus on key tasks and practical activities and examples
  • Service agreement management, with a focus on key tasks and practical activities and examples

Details

Cost: Free
Date: 6 November 2019
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Training Room 1, Optima Centre, 16 Parkland Road, Osborne Park
Pre-requisites: None
What to bring: Pen and writing paper

Registration

Register for the Procuring and managing community services training on 6 November 2019

Any queries can be directed to Procurement Capability and Development

Tendering for community services

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This workshop provides practical skills and knowledge to assist organisations in tendering for community services.

This workshop provides practical skills and knowledge to assist organisations in tendering for community services.

Audience

This workshop is designed for service providers from the not-for-profit sector.

Topics included

  • A brief overview of the Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy and how it applies to community services procurement
  • An overview of the community services procurement process, with a focus on planning in partnership and co-design
  • An overview of service agreement management, with a focus on working effectively with government agencies
  • The Request document and how to respond to it with an offer to provide services
  • How offers are assessed for a community service

Details

Cost: Free
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Various. See registration below.
Pre-requisites: None
What to bring: Pen and writing paper

Registration

Registrations are essential as places are limited. Click on your chosen date to enrol.
Sessions are updated regularly.

Location Dates   Register

Broome
Broome Lotteries House, Hall 2, 620 Cable Beach Road, Brooome 

Wednesday
4 September 2019
Registrations closed

Bunbury
Koombana Room, Quality Hotel Lighthouse, 2 Marlston Drive, Bunbury

Thursday
29 August 2019
Registrations closed

Geraldton
Meeting Room,  Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, 254 Marine Terrace, Geraldton

Wednesday
14 August 2019  
Registrations closed
Kalgoorlie
Venue to be announced
19 September 2019

Register for Kalgoorlie training

Karratha
Tambrey Pavilion, Karratha Leisureplex, Dampier Highway, Opposite Broadhurst Road

Thursday
6 June 2019
Registration closed

Kununurra, 
Conference Room, Mirima Language Centre, Speargrass Road, Kununurra 

Wednesday
3 July 2019
Registrations closed

Perth
Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington Street, Perth 

Wednesday
27 November 2019
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Port Hedland
Function Room, Youth Involvement Council, 34 Lawson Street, South Hedland

Wednesday
21 August 2019 
Registrations closed

Enquiries

To register your interest in future training contact Procurement Capability and Development
   

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Contact

Procurement Capability and Development
Page reviewed 26 September 2019