Local Government Procurement

Nationally recognised training (NRT)


Details of courses offered by LGTA

NRT courses delivered by LG Training Academy (LGTA) 

LGTA currently has three qualifications from the BSB-Business Services Training Package on scope and is authorised to deliver them  across Australia. These courses have been tailored to meet the specific needs of the professionals working in the government agencies, in particular the local government sector.

Qualifications on offer 

BSB50820 – Diploma of Project Management 
BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management
BSB50120 – Diploma of Business

Unique Student Identifier (USI) 

From 1 January 2015, USI is mandatory for issuing a nationally recognised VET qualification or statement of attainment on completion of a course. In addition, we are required to include your USI in the data we submit to National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) as a part of annual mandatory reporting. So please keep your USI ready at the time of filling out the enrolment form for any of our accredited courses.

If you have not obtained a USI yet, please click here to apply online. It is important that you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one. To check if you already have a USI, click here and use the ‘Forgotten USI’. 

Course delivery   

The training sessions of these courses are delivered face-to-face in the following four formats and the academic support sessions online:
Public course-Sydney: 
LGP office, Sydney CBD with the option for participants to attend it (fully/partially) remotely via Zoom.
Regional NSW- Through Joint Organisations (JOs): 
This is based on demand and subject to getting the minimum required numbers.  
Public course- Other Metro Cities across Australia: This is based on demand and subject to getting the minimum required numbers. 
Onsite at clients’ venue: Can be delivered at clients’ premises on demand if they have ten or more (max. 20) learners.

PS: These courses will proceed as planned subject to getting the minimum required numbers. In the event the course delivery becomes financially unviable at any stage, we may have to cancel it. However, we will work with the students to come up with suitable arrangements to protect their interests. Please note that this disclaimer is only in place in case of unforeseen financial difficulties, and we will do our best to avoid such situations.

Option to attend a course via Zoom

Our regional and rural clients can use Zoom, the online platform that 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. 
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.

 PS: Due to the impact of pandemic, should the government restrictions be imposed, we will shift to online delivery without any change in the schedule. 

Delivery of Procurement Qualifications-Third Party Arrangement 

In partnership with Major Training Services Pty. LTD (Code 90748), the following procurement qualifications are made available to LGP clients. MTS is the subject matter expert in this space and has been providing procurement and contract management training services to Australian Commonwealth, State Government, Local Government agencies and other corporations for the last twenty years.

Qualifications on offer

PSP40616 – Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting 
PSP50616 – Diploma of Procurement and Contracting
PSP60616 – Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting      

Course delivery format 

These are delivered face-to-face as public courses at LGP office in Sydney CBD. However, the learners do have the option to attend the course (fully/partially) remotely via Zoom.

PS: Due to the impact of pandemic, should the government restrictions be imposed, we will shift to online delivery without any change in the schedule. 

Chartered Institute of Procurement and 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 2021.

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.

Click here to access the Training Calendar.

For any further information, please contact Niv Roy, Head of Training on 0466 730 969 / 02 8270 8709 or send an email to the Training Team

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