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Advanced Diploma of Procurement & Contracting (NSW)
Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting focuses on developing the strategic, leadership and governance skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and manage public sector procurement and contracting functions. This qualification is ideal for those looking to confidently move into more senior or leadership roles.

The 9-day program (3x3 days) is strategically focused on the deutvelopment of organisational procurement capability. It is suitable for experienced professional procurement officers wanting to enhance their strategic management knowledge and skill base.

It is action learning-focused and uses case studies and simulations to ensure the tools, techniques and concepts presented in the program are analysed and practised in a safe learning environment. The program involves assessment, which encompasses in-class group work including presentations and work-based tasks completed outside of the virtual sessions.

Learning Outcomes
  • develop organisational procurement plans.
  • strategically analyse agency procurement spends by category.
  • direct and manage continuous improvement and change in the procurement function.
  • develop opportunities for coordinated procurement within and across agencies.
  • manage strategic procurement negotiations.
  • manage strategic procurement risk.
  • strategically direct the management of contracts across an agency.

"Paul is very engaging and one of the best facilitators."
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Benefits to you
  • agency procurement linked to achieving agency goals
  • improved procurement outcomes
  • reductions in the procurement spend across the agency


Benefits to your organisation
  • ability to plan strategically and link procurement to the agency’s Strategic Plan.
  • ability to structure the procurement function.
  • ability to manage the performance of the procurement teams and the agency’s contracts.

"Invaluable learnings to be had in this course."
"The entire 9 days were engaging and interesting throughout every stage."
 Recent learner feedback
This training is delivered through a mixture of presentation, group work, case studies and individual research.


This training forms part of the NSW Public Sector Procurement Training


Course Facilitator
Paul Vorbach MCom, LLM, MBA, FAICD, FGIA, FCG

Paul is a director, Academy Global and honorary professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He has delivered training in procurement and contract management throughout Australia across all levels of government. Paul has developed the official procurement and contract management curriculum for NSW and QLD Governments and created the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting for the University of Technology Sydney, which he delivers and assesses. In addition to his strong training credentials, Paul brings deep practical, technical and governance experience across public and private sector procurement, contract management, finance and risk management systems and processes. Paul has previously held senior management roles at Deloitte and Citigroup.


Assessment encompasses group work conducted in class including presentations on researched topics and work based tasks completed outside of the virtual sessions.

Program accreditation

This qualification is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). By completing this program, learners may be eligible to apply for exemption from some units of the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply. For more information about CIPS accreditation visit the CIPS Accredited AQF Programs page.

Units in the Program
  • PSPPCM020 Plan for strategic procurement
  • PSPMGT007 Manage risk
  • PSPPCM021 Coordinate strategic procurement
  • PSPPCM022 Negotiate strategic procurement
  • PSPPCM023 Manage strategic contracts
  • PSPGEN067 Establish and maintain strategic networks
  • PSPETH004 Maintain and enhance confidence in public service
  • PSPLEG004 Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPMGT006 Develop a business case
  • PSPGEN078 Apply complex public sector financial requirements
  • PSPGEN069 Foster leadership and innovation
  • PSPGEN070 Persuade and influence opinion
  • PSPMGT008 Formulate business strategies
  • PSPMGT003 Manage Change

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    Workshop dates: 27-29 June, 1-3 August and 5-7 September 2022 (9 days total) (9:00am to 5:00pm)

    Via Zoom virtual workshop

    Professional & Associate Members $6,690.00 (incl. GST)
    Affiliate Members $6,890.00 (incl. GST)
    Non Members $7,090.00 (incl. GST)

    Group pricing is available for 3 registrants minimum: $6,690.00 (incl. GST) per registrant.
    Please contact IPAA NSW for group bookings on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected] 

    If you are a NSW public sector employee, then you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Click here to join.

    This course is also available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected] for a quote.

    Enquiries: For more information on our learning programs, please contact the IPAA NSW Learning Team on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected].
    Sponsor acknowledgement
    This event is presented with support from our partner/s
    Monday, 27 June 2022 to
    Wednesday, 07 September 2022
    9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Professional & Associate Members $6,690.00 (incl. GST) Affiliate Members $6,890.00 (incl. GST) Non Members $7,090.00 (incl. GST)

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