Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training

LGP in partnership with the registered training organisations (RTOs) have been offering several nationally accredited courses in Procurement & Contracting and Project Management.

These courses have been specifically customised for the local government sector and are relevant to those who have any involvement in the procurement and contract management function. 

Venue:  All these courses are delivered at LGP office in Sydney CBD. However, the participants do have the option to attend the courses (fully/partially) remotely using the virtual classroom technology if needed.

PS: Due to operational reasons, currently the delivery of procurement qualifications  have been suspended temporarily. However, we are inviting EOI and will resume offering these courses as soon as practicably possible. 

Virtual classroom

To meet the needs of our regional and rural clients and make training more accessible to them, we introduced the virtual classroom technology as an added facet to LGP training. 

Zoom, the online platform that we use allows people from any geographic location, the opportunity to remotely attend (fully/partially) the courses which are conducted at our office in Sydney.  This app is very lightweight on Internet and requires only a computing device with audio and video options.The multimedia options facilitate interactions with the trainer, view trainer’s presentations, ask questions, take part in the discussions, and get access to the other training resources. These happen seamlessly in a real-time environment, giving a physical classroom experience.
 
This online feature is very apt for the qualifications which run for a longer period of time.  For the participants, this results in not only substantial reduction in the overall training cost since there are no travel and accommodation expenses, it also minimises time spent away from home.

Regional or on-site delivery

These courses can also be delivered in a more cost-effective way in a regional location or on-site. This is available on request and subject to sufficient demand. To register your interest, please click here.

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Career Pathway

About CIPS: As the professional body for the procurement and supply profession, CIPS uses its global standard, network, education, expertise and charter for public good to ensure that procurement and supply chain management professionals have the capabilities and responsibility to deliver sustainability goals for their organisations. Contact [email protected] or +61 (0)3 9629 6000.

 

LGP has entered into an agreement with CIPS to extend the professional benefits to people doing accredited procurement qualifications through us. The validation period (the time frame during which a student enrols and completes these courses) of this arrangement is 07 March 2016- 31 December 2020.

 

If you are working towards the Cert IV in Procurement and Contracting or the Diploma or the Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting, there is a pathway for you to achieve MCIPS Chartered professional. This is the globally recognised designation for procurement and supply professionals and represents your Professional License.

 

Achieved the PSP40616 Cert IV in Procurement and Contracting? You are eligible to start the CIPS Diploma in procurement and supply and progress towards MCIPS Chartered professional.

 

Achieved the PSP50616 Diploma or the PSP60616 Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting? You may be eligible for exemptions from modules within CIPS professional qualifications. This means you will only need to complete the remaining CIPS modules to achieve your CIPS qualification and progress towards MCIPS Chartered professional. To find out more about these recognition arrangements, please refer to the relevant CIPS accreditation statement.

 

For any further information on this, please contact Niv Roy, Training Manager on 0406 621 023 / 02 8270 8709 or [email protected].

Courses on Offer

Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting (PSP40616)- Register EOI for Next Intake. Dates TBC.

This course offers practical, hands on training to develop procurement plans, gaining approvals, developing key documents such as the Specifications Requirements, the Request for Tender and the Tender Evaluation Plan. The participants get an opportunity to conduct several realistic simulated tender evaluations to select a preferred provider. Participants also become aware of the legislative, legal and policy framework which regulates government procurement and contracting processes.  

Delivery duration: TBC.

Full course fee: $5,100 (GST exempt) per person.

Click here for more details about the course structure and the list of electives. 

Due to operational reasons, currently the delivery of this course has been suspended temporarily. However, we are inviting EOI and will resume offering this as soon as practicably possible. 

Click here to register your interest.

Diploma of Procurement and Contracting (PSP50616) - Register EOI for Next Intake.Dates TBC.

This qualification covers the competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract manager in the local government sector. It is suitable for individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled duties in a procurement and contracting environment. The course contents have been specifically contextualised to meet the needs of Local Government sector.

Delivery duration: TBC.

Full course fee: TBC

Click here for more details about the course structure and the list of electives. 

Due to operational reasons, currently the delivery of this course has been suspended temporarily. However, we are inviting EOI and will resume offering this as soon as practicably possible. 

Click here to register your interest.

Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting (PSP60616)- Register EOI for Next Intake. Dates TBC.

This course covers the breadth, depth and complexity involving analysis, diagnosis, design, planning, execution and evaluation across a broad range of technical and/or managerial functions in Procurement and Contract Management. It is a practical program in which participants learn to develop the strategic management skills necessary to operate at the middle to senior management level in the public sector procurement processes. Extensive case studies, negotiation scenarios and   presentations also help the participants to examine the legal, legislative and policy framework within which higher level procurement processes are completed.  

Prerequisite: Either hold the Diploma of Procurement and Contracting and/or have a minimum of five years of procurement experience. 

Delivery duration: TBC.  

Full course fee: TBC

Click here for more details about the course structure and the list of electives. 

Due to operational reasons, currently the delivery of this course has been suspended temporarily. However, we are inviting EOI and will resume offering this as soon as practicably possible. 

Click here to register your interest.

Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) - Currently underway. Next Intake 1 June 2021

This qualification delivered by Australian Academy of Transformative Education (RTO# 45450)  is ideal for professionals who are currently in the role of project team leader/project manager or planning to get into this role. The participants will gain skills to oversee projects to meet goals and objectives of the department or organisation. The course provides a theoretical understanding of project management as well as practical tools and skills for implementation in the workplace.  

Delivery duration: This is a one year course that will be delivered over 12 full days (9.00 AM to 4.00 PM) during the following three blocks. Apart from these, a number of tutorial sessions will also be avaiable to provide added academic support. Please note that you will require additional time beyond these twelve days to work through the assessments. The time needed to complete the assessments will vary, depending on an individual’s preference and capabilities.

Course fee: $4,900 (GST exempt) per person

Click here for more details about the course structure and the list of electives. 

PS:  It is mandatory to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) before a Nationally Recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment is issued. If you don't have a USI yet, please click here to create it.  

Next Intake (participants must attend all the blocks)

Block 1: 1-4 June 2021
Block 2: 10-13 August 2021
Block 3: 12-15 October 2021 

Click here to Register Online.

For some reasons if you are unable to enrol for the upcoming intake of this course, you may still register your interest for future session.

Click here to Register Your Interest.

Advanced Negotiation Skills- Register EOI for Next Intake. Dates TBC.

This course is delivered in an interactive workshop format and is targeted for anyone interested in developing  their negotiation skills and learning the strategies to negotiate effectively. 

On successfully completing the course, the participants attain PSPGEN049 Undertake Negotiations, a Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency 

Key topics covered:

  • Understand what you want out of the negotiation;
  • Understand what you can reasonably expect as a negotiated outcome;
  • Determine what you are willing to given up;
  • Understand the pitfalls of failing to recognise the other party's strengths and weaknesses;
  • Have sufficient skills to overcome objections;
  • Know how to close the deal;

Course Fee: TBC

Delivery duration: TBC  

Due to operational reasons, currently the delivery of this course has been suspended temporarily. However, we are inviting EOI and will resume offering this as soon as practicably possible. 

Click here to register your interest.