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Diploma of Procurement and Contracting PSP50616

Overview

This qualification allows for the attainment of occupational specific competencies for procurement and contract managers in the public sector. It covers the broad range of skills required to operate independently undertaking advanced duties in a procurement and contracting environment.

Qualification: Diploma of Procurement and Contracting PSP50616
Program No: DP-SO37
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 year part time (approximately 1 day/7.5 hours per week) for 14 weeks.
Additional individual study of approximately 5 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 5 – EL1 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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    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 13 subjects (9 Core and 4 Electives)

Core - complete all 9

  • PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service
    • CIT Code: PSAD120
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to promote ethical standards to assist staff in avoiding conflicts of interest and to model and foster 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 independently, as part of a team and with supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN049 Undertake negotiations
    • CIT Code: PSAD225
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to undertake negotiations. It includes planning and finalising negotiation outcomes.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 performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
    • CIT Code: PSAD121
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to promote compliance with legislation in the public sector. It includes modelling compliance with legislation. This unit applies to those with responsibility for encouraging and assisting others to comply with public sector guidelines and procedures. 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 generally work independently with supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM008 Manage contract performance
    • CIT Code: MGNT530
      Description: This unit covers the competency required by people whose primary role is contract management to implement strategies that ensure effective contract performance. It includes managing the business relationship, performance of the contract, and contract issues; and implementing a communication strategy.  In practice, managing contract performance may overlap with other public sector and local government generalist and specialist work activities, such as promoting the values and ethos of public service or local government, undertaking negotiations, promoting compliance with legislation in the public sector, finalising contracts, managing procurement risk, planning to manage a contract, planning for procurement outcomes and making procurement decisions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM009 Finalise contracts
    • CIT Code: MGNT531
      Description: This unit covers the ability to finalise processes for contracts. It includes completing contracts and implementing a contract review strategy.  In practice, finalising contracts may overlap with other public sector generalist and specialist work activities, such as promoting the values and ethos of public service and local government, undertaking negotiations, promoting compliance with legislation in the public sector or local government, managing contract performance, managing procurement risk, planning to manage a contract, planning for procurement outcomes and making procurement decisions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM010 Manage procurement risk
    • CIT Code: PSAD362
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to manage risks associated with all stages of procurement. It includes assessing risk, and preparing, implementing and reviewing a risk management plan.
      This unit applies to those working as public sector staff in roles that involve managing procurement 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 while performing complex tasks, in familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM011 Plan to manage a contract
    • CIT Code: PSAD363
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to establish arrangements for contract management. It includes confirming contract requirements, preparing a contract management plan, developing stakeholder relationships and implementing contract strategies and contractual arrangements.
      This unit applies to those working in roles involving procurement contract 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 autonomously while performing complex tasks, in familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM012 Plan for procurement outcomes
    • CIT Code: PSAD364
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to apply advanced planning to complex procurement within established guidelines, policies and procedures.
      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 would work autonomously while performing complex tasks, in familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM013 Make procurement decisions
    • CIT Code: PSAD365
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to perform advanced decision making for complex procurement within established guidelines, policies and procedures.
      This unit applies to those working roles involved in making procurement decisions.
      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 and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Group A - complete 1

  • PSPGEN046 Undertake research and analysis
    • CIT Code: PSAD224
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to undertake research and analysis. It includes identifying and analysing information, applying the results and maintaining and compiling reports from information systems. 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 performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG506 Plan market research
    • CIT Code: MKTG232
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan market research by identifying market research needs, defining market research objectives, identifying data gathering approaches and developing a market research plan.
      It applies to individuals in a non-market research organisation who conduct market research planning at a managerial level.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Group B General - complete 3 (not all electives will be offered each semester)

  • PSPGEN054 Use complex workplace communication strategies
    • CIT Code: COMM381
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to use complex workplace communication for working at middle management level with internal and external clients, colleagues and other staff. It includes preparing for complex communication, analysing and responding to opinions, presenting a convincing argument, and developing a range of 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 with management responsibilities performing complex tasks, in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN077 Apply public sector financial policies and processes
    • CIT Code: PSAD223
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to have detailed knowledge of the public sector financial framework, a working knowledge of external requirements and the application of these to work in a specialist finance role in the public sector. It includes identifying and implementing public sector requirements for financial services.
      This unit applies to those working in the public sector with specialist knowledge of public sector financial framework and its applications.
      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 some supervision of others, performing complex tasks in a familiar context.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM014 Participate in budget and procurement review processes
    • CIT Code: PSAD366
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to participate in government budget and review processes to ensure that procurement and contract management activities occur within established procedures and financial obligations are fulfilled.
      This unit applies to those working in roles involving budgets and reviews for 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 would work independently seeking advice as required, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM015 Conduct and manage coordinated procurement
    • CIT Code: PSAD367
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to identify and use existing coordinated procurement contracts (CPC) and cooperative procurement arrangements (CPA) to establish new CPAs across agencies and to arrange for organisations to procure under these contracts and arrangements.
      This unit applies to those working in the public sector with responsibility for arranging the procurement of goods and services.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, and 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, whilst performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM016 Plan and implement strategic sourcing
    • CIT Code: PSAD402
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to plan and implement strategic sourcing for goods or services essential or critical to an organisation’s ability to conduct its core business. It includes developing a procurement profile of the buying organisation, conducting strategic assessment of the supply market, developing strategies to source goods or services from the market and securing, monitoring and reviewing strategic market sources.
      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 consulting others as required, performing sophisticated tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM017 Plan implement procurement category management
    • CIT Code: PSAD403
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to plan and implement procurement category management processes for an organisation.
      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 consulting others as required, performing sophisticated tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCM018 Conduct demand and procurement spend analysis
    • CIT Code: PSAD404
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to manage demand and procurement spend within an organisation.
      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
  • PSPPCY006 Develop organisation policy
    • CIT Code: PSAD227
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to develop or review internal policy in an organisation, formulated to facilitate the implementation of government or board directives. It includes anticipating and confirming the need for policy development or review; planning the policy development process; gathering and analysing information; determining policy direction; and drafting, releasing and promoting policy.
      This unit applies to public sector staff working in policy development.
      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, while performing complex tasks in familiar context.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
    • CIT Code: PROJ194
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.
      This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.
      The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the other units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPUR504 Manage a supply chain
    • CIT Code: PURC124
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a supply chain, including the relationships between an organisation and its supply and demand partners along the chain.
      It applies to individuals who are responsible for managing a supply chain in an organisation.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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Certificate IV Government (Service Delivery) PSP40116
Certificate IV Government PSP40116
Certificate IV Procurement and Contracting PSP40616

More Information

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