Local Government Procurement

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NRT courses delivered by LG Training Academy (LGTA) 

LGTA currently has two 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

 Format of course delivery   

These courses are delivered face-to-face in the following four formats:
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: The academic support sessions are delivered online via Zoom. 

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 COVID outbreak at any point in time, should the government restrictions be imposed,we will shift to online delivery without any change in the schedule.

Details of courses offered by LGTA

Qualification description: This course offered by LGTA reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Project Manager and Project Team Leader. Individuals in these roles have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

Future study options: On completion of this course, you may be eligible to do BSB60120 – Advanced Diploma of Business, BSB60420 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or other courses at the Advanced Diploma level at other training providers.

Course structure: It comprises of 12 units which includes 8 core and 4 electives as listed below. For details about the course and each unit, please click here

Core units 
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
BSBPMG531 Manage project time
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
BSBPMG533 Manage project cost
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
BSBPMG540 Manage project integration

Elective units
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement
BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement

Delivery period: Obtaining a diploma typically requires 1-2 years of learning. This course is set up to be delivered during the following three modules of four days (9.00 AM to 5:00 PM) each over 12 months (52 weeks).  Apart from this, a number of academic support sessions (scheduled and on demand) will be organised to help the students until they successfully complete the course. 
Module 1: 
Tue, 22 Feb 2022 – Fri, 25 Feb 2022
Module 2: 
Tue, 14  June 2022 – Fri, 17 June 2022
Module 3: Tue, 11 Oct 2022 – Fri, 14 Oct 2022  

Academic support sessions: Beyond the 12 days of delivery, additional academic support sessions (scheduled and on demand) will be available to the learners

Mode of delivery: This course will be delivered in a blended mode comprising of 12 full days (9.00AM to 5.00PM)of face-to-face sessions. The scheduled and on demand support sessions will be delivered online.  

Assessments:  For successfully completing the requirements of this course, the learners will be required to complete a number of assessments that will primarily include written questions, research reports and projects. The trainer & assessor will discuss the assessments in the class. The students will require extra time beyond the twelve course delivery days to complete all the assessments. The time needed to complete these will vary, depending on an individual’s preference and capabilities and will have 12 months to complete all the assessments and requirements of this course.

Entry requirements: The training package as per training.gov.au (TGA) doesn’t specify any entry requirements. However, since the course is targeted at only working professionals, LGTA has the following admission requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of admission. 
  • Should have previously completed a minimum of Certificate IV level qualification to address Language, Literacy and numeracy (LLN) requirements.
  • In absence of the minimum Certificate-IV level qualification, prior to admission confirmation, pass the LLN Level 4 online assessment to be organised by LGTA.  
  • Have a minimum of two years’ recent professional experience in any business role.
  • Pre-training review: candidates will fill the enrolment form online, submit documentary evidence (resume, copy of certificate etc.) for above conditions, and the Training Manager will conduct a short online pre-training review with the candidates to ascertain they meet all requirements for admission confirmation.

Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Please refer to the student handbook for more information.

Course fee (public courses): A flat fee of $4,900.00 (GST free). This includes all costs associated with delivery, admin, catering, assessment marking etc. and there is no additional cost for the learners.  Please refer to the student handbook for more information around fee payment and cancellation policy.

Training Venue for advertised course: LGP Office Sydney NSW. 

Click here to fill out the pre-enrollment form for the Next Public Intake (Sydney)- Commencing 22 Feb 2022. 

Click here to register interest for attending the course at locations other than Sydney. 

Qualification description: This course offered by LGTA reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing, and monitoring their own workload and those of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements. They may plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse, and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Future study options: On completion of this course, you may be eligible to do BSB60120 – Advanced Diploma of Business, BSB60420 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or other courses at the Advanced Diploma level at other training providers.

Course Structure: It comprises of 12 units which includes 6 core and  6 electives as listed below. For details about the course and each unit, please click here

Core units

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

Elective units

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
BSBOPS504 Manage business risks
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

Delivery period: Obtaining a diploma typically requires 1-2 years of learning. This course is set up to be delivered during the following three modules of four days (9.00 AM to 5:00 PM) each over 12 months (52 weeks). Apart from this, a number of academic support sessions (scheduled and on demand) will be organised to help the students until they successfully complete the course. 
Module 1: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 – Fri, 10 Dec 2021
Module 2: Tue, 05 Apr 2022 – Fri, 08 Apr 2022
Module 3: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 – Fri, 05 Aug 2022

Academic support sessions: Beyond the 12 days of delivery, additional academic support sessions (scheduled and on demand) will be available to the learners.

Mode of delivery: This course will be delivered in a blended mode comprising of 12 full days (9.00AM to 5.00PM) of face-to-face sessions. The scheduled and on demand support sessions will be delivered online.  

Assessments: For successfully completing the requirements of this course, the learners will be required to complete a number of assessments that will primarily include written questions, research reports and projects. The trainer & assessor will discuss the assessments in the class. The students will require extra time beyond the twelve course delivery days to complete all the assessments. The time needed to complete these will vary, depending on an individual’s preference and capabilities and will have 12 months to complete all the assessments and requirements of this course.

Entry requirements: The training package as per training.gov.au (TGA) doesn’t specify any entry requirements. However, since the course is targeted at only working professionals, LGTA has the following admission requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of admission.
  • Should have previously completed a minimum of Certificate IV level qualification to address Language, Literacy and numeracy (LLN) requirements.
  • In absence of the minimum Certificate-IV level qualification, prior to admission confirmation, pass the LLN Level 4 online assessment to be organised by LGTA.  
  • Have a minimum of two years’ recent professional experience in any business role.
  • Pre-training review: candidates will fill the enrolment form online, submit documentary evidence (resume, copy of certificate etc.) for above conditions, and the Training Manager will conduct a short online pre-training review with the candidates to ascertain they meet all requirements for admission confirmation.

Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Please refer to the student handbook for more information.

Course fee (public courses): A flat fee of $4,500.00 (GST free). This includes all costs associated with delivery, admin, catering, assessment marking etc. and there is no additional cost for the learners. Please refer to the student handbook for more information around fee payment and cancellation policy.

Training Venue for advertised course: LGP Office Sydney NSW

Click here to fill out the pre-enrollment form for the Next Public Intake (Sydney)- Commencing 07 December 2021. 

Click here to register interest for attending the course at locations other than Sydney. 

 

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 COVID outbreak at any point in time, 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.

Details of procurement qualifications offered

Overview: This qualification allows for the attainment of occupational specific competencies for those responsible for the procurement of goods and services. It covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a procurement and contracting environment. Local Government Procurement (LGP) in partnership with Major Training Services (MTS) Pty Ltd (RTO Code 90748) is offering this course for its clients. MTS has the subject matter expertise 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.

Course structure: Click here to know about the course structure and the list of competency units covered in this course.

Delivery period: Obtaining a Certificate-IV typically requires 0.5-2 years of learning. However, at an accelerated pace targeted at working practitioners, it is set up to be delivered over 12 full days (9.00 AM to 4:30 PM) in three modules as listed below. It is mandatory to attend all the three modules as you will be required to complete assessment activities during this time. Apart from the assessment activities done in the class, you will require extra time beyond these twelve days to complete additional assessments. The time needed to complete these assessments will vary, depending on an individual’s preference and capabilities.
Module 1: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 -Fri, 27 Aug 2021
Module 2: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 – 08 Oct 2021
Module 3: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 – Fri, 26 Nov 2021

PS: The course will go ahead as scheduled, subject to getting the minimum required enrolments. LGP will confirm the status at least three weeks out.

Prerequisites:

  • Hold at least a Certificate IV Qualification or higher to address Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements (or sit the LLN Level 4 assessment prior to course).
  • One years’ recent work experience in a procurement or business role.
  • Are currently working in teams within business units with established business plans, policies and business processes.
  • Evidence of above to be submitted at enrolment by way of a CV and/or supporting documentation from the employer. Please send these documents to [email protected] immediately after filling the enrolment form.

Course fee (per person): A flat fee of $5,100.00 (GST exempt). This includes all costs associated with delivery, admin, catering, assessment marking etc. and there is no additional cost for the learners.

Training Venue for advertised course: LGP Office Sydney. The participants have the option to attend the course (partial/full) remotely via Zoom. 

The course is currently underway. Click here to register interest for the Next Intake.

Overview: This qualification allows for the attainment of competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract manager in the public 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. Local Government Procurement (LGP) in partnership with Major Training Services (MTS) Pty Ltd (RTO Code 90748) is offering this course for its clients. MTS has the subject matter expertise 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.

Course structure: click here to know about the course structure and the list of competency units covered in this course.

Delivery period: Obtaining a diploma typically requires 1-2 years of learning. However, at an accelerated pace targeted at experienced procurement practitioners, it is set up to be delivered over 12 full days (8.30 AM to 4:30 PM) in three modules as listed below. It is mandatory to attend all the three modules as you will be required to complete assessment activities during this time. It is mandatory to attend all the three modules as you will be required to complete assessment activities during this time. Apart from the assessment activities done in the class, you will require extra time beyond these twelve days to complete additional assessments. The time needed to complete these assessments will vary, depending on an individual’s preference and capabilities.
Module 1: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 – Fri, 03 Dec 2021
Module 2: Tue, 01 Feb 2022 – Fri, 04 Feb 2022
Module 3: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 – Fri, 1 Apr 2022

PS: The course will go ahead as scheduled, subject to getting the minimum required enrolments. LGP will confirm the status at least three weeks out.

Prerequisites:

  • Hold at least a Certificate IV Qualification or higher to address Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements (or sit the LLN Level 4 assessment prior to course).
  • Three years’ work experience in a procurement or business role and are looking to broaden the procurement/contracting skills and knowledge.
  • Are working in Teams within business units with established business plans, policies and business processes.
  • Have met the minimum standards for performance in current roles.
  • Evidence of above to be submitted at enrolment by way of a CV and/or supporting documentation from the employer. Please send these documents to [email protected] immediately after filling the enrolment form.

Course fee (public courses): A flat fee of $5,100.00 (GST free). This includes all costs associated with delivery, admin, catering, assessment marking etc. and there is no additional cost for the learners.

Training Venue for advertised course: LGP Office Sydney. The participants have the option to attend the course (partial/full) remotely via Zoom. 

Click here to register for the Next Intake (commencing 30 Nov 2021).

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

Overview: This qualification allows for the attainment of competencies required by personnel responsible for the management of strategic procurement in public sector organisations. LGP in partnership with Major Training Services (MTS) Pty. Ltd. (RTO Code 90748) is offering this course for its clients. MTS has the subject matter expertise 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.

Course structure: Click here to know about the course structure and the list of competency units covered in this course.

Delivery period: Obtaining an advanced diploma typically requires 1.5-2 years of learning. However, at an accelerated pace targeted at experienced procurement practitioners, it is set up to be delivered in three modules, over 12 full days (9.00 AM to 4:30 PM). It is mandatory to attend all the three modules as you will be required to complete assessment activities during this time. In addition to class assessments, you will require additional time beyond these twelve days to complete four (4) assessment projects. The time needed to complete these assessments will vary, depending on an individual’s preference and capabilities.

The course is currently underway and the schedule for the next intake to be announced later. 

Prerequisites:

  • Hold at least a Certificate IV Qualification or higher to address Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements or complete an LLN assessment prior to the course.
  • Demonstrable experience in public or private sector procurement by citing examples of direct involvement in preparation of tendering documentation, evaluation of tenders and managing contracts.
  • Five years’ recent work experience in conducting government or private sector procurement activities.
  • Are currently working in teams within business units with established business plans, policies and business processes and have met the minimum standards for performance in their current roles.
  • Have completed training provided by the employer on:
    • Work, Health and Safety arrangements, fraud awareness, sustainability programs, financial management arrangements
  • Evidence of above to be submitted at the time of enrolment by way of a CV and/or supporting documentation from the employer. Please send these documents to [email protected] immediately after filling the enrolment form.

Course fee (per person): A flat fee of $5,500.00 (GST free). This includes all costs associated with delivery, admin, catering, assessment marking etc. and there is no additional cost for the learners.

Training Venue: LGP Office Sydney. The participants have the option to attend the course (partial/full) remotely via Zoom. 

The course is currently underway. Click here to register interest for the Next Intake.

Click here to access the Training Calendar.

For any further information, please contact Niv Roy, Training Manager on 0406 621 023 / 02 8270 8709 or send an email to the Training Team

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