PCP (Lvl 3 – Advanced) Diploma of Procurement & Contracting

When: Commencing Monday 16th May 2022

Workshop dates: 
16 - 17 May, 30 May to 1 June, 13 - 14 June and 27 - 30 June 2022 (11 days)

N.B. the 1st training block in January will be delivered virtually due to the current advice from the QLD Government regarding COVID-19.

Proleaders Academy
Level 14/ 100 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Standard Fee (incl. GST) 
Group Fee (incl. GST) $5,575.00 per person* (Minimum 3 people)

*For group bookings, call 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected]

Pre-training Requirements

  • Successful completion of Level 2 Intermediate Procurement is a pre-requisite requirement to register for Level 3.
  • To discuss direct entry into Level 3, please contact IPAA NSW on (02) 8066 1900.
  • QLD PCP Procurement policy 2021 click here


This procurement and contracting program equips participants with the skills to manage large-scale complex goods and services procurement and contracting activities. The 11-day program (4 workshops) considers the details of large-scale procurement planning, conducting, evaluating and negotiating complex offers and managing complex contracts. It is suitable for all professional procurement officers, procurement analysts and contract managers. It is action learning-focused and uses case studies and simulations to ensure the tools, techniques and concepts presented are analysed and practised in the learning environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Establish a governance framework for a complex procurement
  • Develop a complex procurement plan
  • Manage risk in a procurement
  • Manage a complex procurement activity
  • Evaluate a complex procurement
  • Negotiate successful procurement outcomes
  • Manage a complex contract
  • Manage contractor performance

Benefits to your organisation

  • Ability to plan a successful, significant procurement
  • Ability to ensure effective governance and probity in a complex procurement
  • Ability to manage contracts effectively

Benefits to you

  • Efficient and effective procurement activities
  • Reduction in the risk of governance/probity breaches in procurement
  • Improved procurement outcomes


This course is delivered through a mixture of presentation, group work, case studies and individual research in a partnering arrangement with Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd (RTO ID No 45024).

Day 3 of workshops 2, 3 and 4 are dedicated to assessments. You may be required to undertake some preparatory research within your organisation, in addition to preparing a presentation you will make during the assessment days. This may require up to 5 hours of your time outside class. All other assessment requirements are self-contained and can be completed during the assessment days.

Units in the Program

There are 14 units in the program:

PSPPCM012     Plan for procurement outcomes
PSPPCM013     Make procurement decisions
PSPPCM011     Plan to Manage a Contract
PSPPCM008     Manage Contract Performance
PSPPCM009     Finalise Contracts
PSPPCM014     Participate in Budget and Procurement Review Processes
PSPPCM010     Manage procurement risk
PSPPCM016     Plan and implement strategic sourcing
PSPPCM017     Plan and implement procurement category management
PSPPCM018     Conduct demand and procurement spend analysis
PSPETH003      Promote the values and ethos of public service
PSPGEN046     Undertake Research and Analysis
PSPGEN049     Undertake negotiations
PSPLEG003      Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

*NEW* Virtual Classroom for regional and remote students

Our virtual classroom consists of an actual classroom with a facilitator teaching the class to students who are either in the classroom with the facilitator or dialled in remotely to the class session. Presentation slides and other digital files can be presented during the training session using the Zoom platform and the student may either focus on these resources or the facilitator. The class can also view the students who are remotely dialled into the class session and can interact with them in the same manner as in a classroom.

For students located in the same city or town as the facilitator, we recommend they attend the classroom with the facilitator, and those who are located outside of the actual classroom to form their own groups in the same city or town and then remote into the virtual classroom together from the same physical location, e.g., meeting room or training room.

Each physical location will require the following set-up:

- Sufficient internet connection – Zoom is successful on a 4G network. Any network better than 4G will enhance the student’s experience;
- A PC with a web-camera, microphone and the capacity to run the Zoom application to allow the facilitator to better interact with students in the same manner as a traditional classroom; and
- Sufficient sized monitor or screen to support the number of students in the room.

We use Zoom Room to allow the greatest outreach of students and to provide another avenue for people wanting to undertake training without the excessive cost of flights and accommodation necessary to send a person to a capital city to undertake face-to-face training. We use this technology to help those in remote locations who would normally miss out on further education because they are unable to either fund or access the training, they need to perform their work better.

There is an extra fee for this option - $150.00 (incl. GST) per day, per location. This fee covers all remote students in the one location for the day.

We can allow a maximum of 3 remote students per course. Please be aware that Learning via distance using live stream will place greater expectations on the trainee to engage and actively participate in the learning. If you are interested in this option, please contact IPAA NSW on (02) 8066 1900.

Additional information

The class size is a minimum of 7 up to a maximum of 18 participants only. 
Individual bookings are a per person cost. Group bookings are a per person cost for a group of three or more participants from the same agency. Course delivery is subject to meeting minimum panel size. Where a minimum panel is not achieved, registered attendees will be advised no later than one week prior to the course start date.

Regional Delivery

While no regional course delivery dates are currently offered, attendance at our Fortitude Valley courses is available via Virtual Classroom (see above). If you have a group of 10-18 people, we can send a trainer to your location (see In-House Course Delivery below).

In-House Course Delivery

In-house training can also be provided directly to your organisation. Maximum class size of 18 applies. Contact [email protected] for more information including the fee schedule.

Please note: successful completion of Level 2 Intermediate Procurement is a pre-requisite requirement to attend PCP Level 3 Diploma in-house training.

Privacy Policy

The information being collected when registering for this course is for the purpose of managing your learning and development. This organisation may disclose this information to a Queensland government agency or contracted service provider as is necessary for the management, delivery and student outcome reporting of this learning and development course. Your personal details will not be disclosed to any other third party without your consent, unless required to do so by law.

16/05/2022 9:00 AM - 30/06/2022 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Pro Leaders Academy Level 14 100 Wickham Street Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA
This event is full.
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Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the event – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the event – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the event are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the start date – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the start date – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the start date – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the start date are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend and event or course, 100% of the fee must be paid.

Transfer policy - Events
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Scheduled Courses
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  • Your course registration can be transferred to another course without penalty if requested more than 10 business days prior to the course start date. Otherwise, the above cancellation policy applies. Transfers can only be requested when the course fee has been paid in full.
  • Transferring your registration to another person can be done at any time without penalty if nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days prior to the course start date. Transferring from a member to a non-member will result in a fee increase in line with the non-member course fee.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
We may in our discretion waive cancellation charges in exceptional circumstances, but we will not waive cancellation charges on account of work commitments.

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