Procurement and contracting vocational program (PCVP)

Workshop: This is an accredited vocational procurement training program for public sector employees.
Last updated: 27 September 2023

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 and community services 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.

Who is this training suitable for?

This program is suitable for WA Public Sector employees involved in procurement and contract management roles, such as Procurement Practitioners and Procurement Specialists. The training caters to Goods and Services and Community Services procurement.

You will learn

You will gain practical skills and knowledge required to effectively work in procurement roles. Topics covered include:

  • 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).

Please note, if you do not wish to obtain a formal qualification, you can still attend class-based modules to gain the relevant knowledge.

Upcoming sessions

TRAINING TIME DATE
PCVP Module 1 8:30am – 5:00pm Thursday 1 & Friday 2 February 2024
PCVP Module 2 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 March 2024
PCVP Module 3 8:30am – 5:00pm Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 May 2024
PCVP Module 4 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 June 2024
PCVP Module 5 8:30am – 5:00pm Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 August 2024

If you are a Finance employee, please email the Training and Development team to enrol.

  • Length: 2 days Per Module
  • Cost: $4,000 Full Program Fee - to undertake an individual module the cost is $1,100 per module ($300 for attendance only, plus $800 to include the assessment component, Finance has secured a reduced rate to undertake the program in full)
  • Location: Djookanup

Module overview

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.