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Certificate of Procurement and Contract Management


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Procurement is a diverse and exciting industry with positions available across many organisations from government departments to private enterprise. If you possess excellent communication and negotiation skills this career might be for you.

The Certificate of Procurement and Contract Management is an online professional development course designed to introduce you to the procurement and contract management and administration process. This online procurement course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to assist with procurement for a project. The course will teach you how to identify procurement requirements, assist with supplier selection, conduct procurement activities, and assist with procurement finalisation activities for projects.

During this course, you will learn how to negotiate terms of contracts with suppliers, and prepare and finalise contracts. The Certificate of Procurement and Contract Management is ideal for those operating in a large or small organisation, with a generic application to a range of industries and organisations and a range of projects, from the simple to more complex.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Negotiate contracts

  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers
  • Without prejudice
  • Negotiation skills
  • Negotiate issues with suppliers
  • Determine desired outcomes
  • Document contract requirements
  • Prepare contracts
  • Draft contract
  • Use legal expertise if required
  • Trade practices legislation
  • Consumer protection legislation
  • Import goods and services
  • Sales of goods legislation
  • Distribute draft contracts
  • Unforeseen circumstances
  • Check validity of draft contracts
  • Finalise contract
  • Sign contracts and exchange
  • Store contract safely
  • Advise unsuccessful suppliers

Unit 2 - Project procurement procedures

  • Procurement requirements
  • Procurement planning / procedures
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Project management plan
  • Make or buy
  • Contracts
  • Procurement documents
  • Outputs
  • Evaluation
  • Approval process
  • Supplier selection process
  • Evaluation
  • Screening
  • Conduct procurement activities
  • Contract administration
  • Change requests
  • Records management
  • Audits

Unit 3 - Manage project procurement

  • Determine procurement requirements
  • Project procurement management
  • Contracts
  • Plan purchases and acquisitions
  • Delegated authority
  • Inputs
  • Project scope
  • Tools and techniques
  • Make or buy analysis
  • Contract types
  • Statement of work
  • Contract planning
  • Contract terminology
  • Evaluation
  • Conduct procurement activities
  • Outputs
  • Select sellers
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Seller rating
  • Implement and monitor procurement
  • Contract administration
  • Seller performance
  • Change control
  • Contract variance
  • Procurement finalisation procedures
  • Contract audit


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Contracts and Procurement Specialist
  • Procurement Planner and Contract Specialist
  • Senior Procurement Specialist
  • Contract and Supplier Relationship Specialist
  • Best value option
  • Includes 12 months access


  • $150 deposit
  • $30/week
  • No credit checks required