Procurement and contracting vocational program (PCVP)

This is an accredited vocational procurement training program for public sector employees.

If you are a public sector employee working in procurement, this program will give you an understanding of the public sector environment, practical skills in procurement planning, formation and contract management for goods and services, community services and works procurement. It is hosted by Scope Training and, if completed in conjunction with the optional assessments, you will be awarded a Diploma of Procurement and Contracting (PSP50616).

This program will deliver high quality procurement training customised for the public sector, provide career development opportunities for public sector procurement practitioners and promote the Government's strategic procurement objective of delivering value for money procurement outcomes to government through well trained practitioners.

You will learn:

  • procurement planning
  • the tender process
  • contract management
  • contract negotiation

Qualification and accreditation 

This course has five modules that can be undertaken either independently or together. If you successfully complete modules in conjunction with the optional assessments, you will gain Statements of Attainment and build credit towards a Diploma of Procurement and Contracting. If you want to achieve formal accreditation, you will be required to undertake a range of theoretical and practical assessments comprised of small group work, individual and group presentations, the completion of assessments and some distance learning. The modules are all competency-based training accredited against units of competency under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

If you are not wishing to obtain a formal qualification, you can still attend class based modules to gain the relevant knowledge. Refer to the Course Information Guide  for a full list of competencies covered in the program and details on how to enrol.

Module 1: Procurement in the Public Sector 

Aimed at equipping procurement and contracting officers with the skills and knowledge to work effectively within the WA Public Sector procurement environment.

Module 2: Planning for Procurement

Aimed at equipping procurement and contracting officers with the skills and knowledge required in planning for procurement within the WA Public Sector Procurement environment.

Module 3: Undertaking Procurement 

Provides WA government agency staff with the skills and knowledge required for the implementation of the procurement process within the WA Public Sector procurement environment.

Module 4: Contract formation 

Aimed at equipping procurement and contracting officers with the skills and knowledge to negotiate and to plan for contract management within the WA Public Sector.

Module 5: Contract management and finalisation 

Aimed at equipping procurement and contracting officers with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage and finalise contracts within the WA Public Sector.

Upcoming sessions

Coming soon
2 days per module
$4750 full program fee
Optima Centre

If you are a Finance employee, please email the Procurement Capability and Development team.
All other public sector employees should complete the Scope Training Student Enrollment Form and return it to Scope Training

Page reviewed 6 July 2020
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