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Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting PSP60616

Overview

This qualification allows for the attainment of occupational specific competencies for personnel responsible for the management of strategic procurement in public sector organisations.

Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting PSP60616
Program No: AD-SO37
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 year part time (approximately 1 day/7.5 hours per fortnight) for 24 weeks.
Additional individual study of approximately 6 hours per week including online activities, research, report writing, team work, skill development.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Likely Job Outcome: Administrative Services Officer Level 6 to EL2 in the public sector, or equivalent under individual agency agreements; working as Procurement and/or Contracts Managers.
Application Type: CIT Solutions
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To meet the assessment requirements of this program, students must be employed in or contracted to a public sector organisation.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

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    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

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Subject Information

Complete 15 subjects ( 9 Core and 6 Electives)

Core - complete all 9

  • PSPETH004 Maintain and enhance confidence in public service
    • CIT Code: PSAD152
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to promote the highest standards of ethical conduct in the workplace. It includes providing ethical leadership, balancing competing public interests, and establishing processes and practices that encourage integrity.
      This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, as part of a team and with management responsibilities. They would perform sophisticated tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN067 Establish and maintain strategic networks
    • CIT Code: PSAD153
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to establish, expand and use strategic networks. It includes identifying features of required strategic networks, identifying or establishing network links with key stakeholders and building strategic relationships.
      This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work independently seeking advice as required, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPLEG004 Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector
    • CIT Code: PSAD158
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to manage compliance with public sector legislative requirements. It includes assuring legislative compliance, interpreting legislation and evaluating compliance outcomes.
      This unit applies to those working in the management of public sector legislation compliance.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously with supervisory responsibilities, while performing complex tasks in a range of contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPMGT006 Develop a business case
    • CIT Code: PSAD193
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to perform market analysis, development and cost options, and justify for a recommended business solution. This unit applies to those developing appropriate and cost-effective business solutions. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPMGT007 Manage risk
    • CIT Code: PSAD194
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to maximise results and minimise consequences for a business unit activity by managing risk. It includes establishing the risk management context, planning for risk management.
      This unit applies to those managing risks.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, performing complex task in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM020 Plan for strategic procurement
    • CIT Code: PSAD244
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to plan for highly complex, innovative, sophisticated and often long-term strategic procurement within established guidelines, policies and procedures. This may involve high-level capability development for government.
      Strategic procurement is high risk, often involving political elements. This includes conducting a procurement business analysis, defining procurement requirements, and justifying procurement expenditure.
      This unit applies to those working in roles involving procurement planning.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work independently seeking advice as required, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM021 Coordinate strategic procurement
    • CIT Code: PSAD245
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to analyse, influence and develop markets and implement activities for highly complex, innovative and often long-term strategic procurement within established guidelines, policies and procedures.
      Strategic procurement is high risk, often involving political elements. The unit includes undertaking market analysis, influencing and developing markets, and implementing strategic procurement activities.
      This unit applies to those working in roles involving procurement of goods or services essential to the operation of their organisation.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously with management responsibilities, while performing complex tasks in familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM022 Negotiate strategic procurement
    • CIT Code: PSAD368
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to negotiate strategic procurement agreements within established guidelines, policies and procedures. It includes planning and preparing for negotiation, and undertaking and finalising the negotiation process for strategic procurement.
      This unit applies to those working in a role that requires negotiation of strategic procurement.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit will be working independently aided by consultation in a team environment, while performing complex tasks in familiar context.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM023 Manage strategic contracts
    • CIT Code: PSAD369
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to manage contracts for strategic purchases, to effectively minimise risks and achieve value for money to meet an organisation’s core objectives. It includes managing the establishment, performance and evaluation of strategic contracts.
      This unit applies to those working in roles that involve the acquisition of strategic assets.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work independently seeking advice as required, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 6 (not all electives will be offered each semester)

  • PSPGEN066 Apply government systems
    • CIT Code: PSAD143
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to effectively apply government systems to work in the public sector. It includes applying knowledge of organisational and inter-governmental linkages and political context.
      This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work independently seeking advice as required, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN069 Foster leadership and innovation
    • CIT Code: PSAD236
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to foster leadership and innovative work practices in others. It includes providing a model of innovative practice, organising workgroups to develop innovation and leadership, organising work assignments to facilitate innovation, supporting workgroup to develop leadership and innovation, monitoring innovation and leadership development and providing feedback on innovation and leadership development.
      This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously consulting others as required, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN070 Persuade and influence opinion
    • CIT Code: PSAD295
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to persuade and influence opinion in high-level workplace communication for working at a senior level with internal and external clients, colleagues and other staff. It includes preparing for high-level communication, critically analysing and responding to opinions, persuading and influencing others, and reflecting on and honing communication strategies.
      This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously consulting others as required, performing sophisticated tasks in a range of contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN078 Apply complex public sector financial requirements
    • CIT Code: PSAD234
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to interpret complex financial policies and procedures and provision of advice on complex financial issues. It includes intimate, high-level knowledge of the public sector financial management compliance framework, external requirements, industry and accounting standards and the application of these to work in a specialist finance role in the public sector. It includes interpreting and applying complex public sector financial requirements, establishing and applying internal financial controls, and formulating/maintaining financial policy.
      This unit applies to those working in the public sector in specialist financial roles.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, supervising others where necessary, performing complex tasks in a familiar context.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPMGT003 Manage change
    • CIT Code: PSAD191
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to manage planned change that may be caused by restructuring or Machinery of Government changes, imposed by others, or business unit initiated change. It includes confirming that change is required, determining the likely impact of change, developing a change management strategy, fostering commitment to workplace change, and implementing the change management strategy.
      This unit applies to those working in management roles where they are involved in organisational change mechanisms.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, performing complex task in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPMGT008 Formulate business strategies
    • CIT Code: PSAD195
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to develop, implement and review business strategies to attain the business unit’s strategic objectives. It includes defining and implementing business strategies, reviewing the effectiveness of strategies and managing risk associated with the strategies.
      This unit applies to those responsible for business strategies.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, with management responsibilities performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPMGT010 Review and improve business performance
    • CIT Code: PSAD241
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to review and improve business performance using a range of methods. It includes undertaking management audits, reviewing governance arrangements and benchmarking organisational performance.
      This unit applies to those working in continuous improvement of business performance.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPMGT011 Develop partnering arrangements
    • CIT Code: PSAD333
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to explore opportunities for government organisations to develop partnering arrangements with the private sector and to proceed to formal agreement based on evaluation to ensure the public interest is fully protected.
      This unit applies to those working in the public sector working to arrange partnerships with the private sector.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work independently, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM019 Divest strategic assets
    • CIT Code: PSAD180
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to dispose of high risk and high value government assets, including government businesses, property, strategic infrastructure, intellectual property and other high value items. It includes identifying strategic assets for disposal, developing a disposal plan for divesting strategic assets, divesting the assets and evaluating the divestment activity.This unit applies to those working in roles involving assessment of strategic assets.The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.Those undertaking this unit will be working independently, and as part of a team, while performing routine tasks in familiar context.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM024 Manage fundamental aspects of a supply chain
    • CIT Code: PSAD405
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to manage the fundamental aspects of a supply chain. This includes managing the supply chain in terms of capacity, creation of constructive competition, developing alternate methods of supply, sustainable practice, environmental and social responsibilities and cost.
      This unit applies to those working in roles involving supply chain management.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work independently seeking advice as required, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCY010 Manage policy implementation
    • CIT Code: PSAD166
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to interpret policy and manage policy implementation process. It includes interpreting and communicating the requirements of policy, and policy implementation.
      This unit applies to those working as public sector staff required to manage policy implementation.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would work independently, with staff supervision responsibilities, while performing complex tasks in familiar context.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPMGT013 Provide strategic direction
    • CIT Code: PSAD243
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to provide strategic direction within the organisation. It includes analysing factors in the operating environment, developing and coordinating a strategy for determining strategic priorities, and formulating and communicating strategic priorities. This unit applies to those working in roles involved in the strategic direction of the organisation. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit would work independently, performing sophisticated tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au