Accredited Courses

Nationally recognised training is any program or training that leads to vocational qualifications and recognised credentials.

At MTS we offer a number of Nationally Recognised Training courses as part of our in-house services; specialising in the areas of procurement and contracting, project management, and leadership.

All of the courses listed on this page meet the standards for accreditation and lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Procurement and Contracting Courses

PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

This is an entry level specialist qualification which introduces professional procurement for those who undertake procurement activities or will undertake procurement activities on behalf of their organisation. It covers a broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in procurement and contracting environments. Download the Fact Sheet.

PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

This  course is designated as a specialist qualification that covers the competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract manager in the public sector.
The PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting is a nationally recognised qualification that is open to all levels of government and has no pre-qualification criteria. However, MTS does recommend that anyone wanting to participate in this rigorous program should have at least three or more years in a procurement environment. Download the Fact Sheet.

PSP60616 Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

This course is designated as a specialist qualification that covers the competencies required of personnel responsible for the management of strategic procurement in public sector organisations.

Although there are no legislated pre-requisites, it is highly recommended that anyone undertaking this course should ideally have five or more years in a senior strategic procurement role. Download the Fact Sheet.

PSPPCM003 Procure goods and services

 Intermediate Procurement introduces the concept of procurement as a strategic and cyclical process. Key tasks are introduced which will be familiar to procurement officials at this level including: drafting a specification, preparing an invitation to offer, receiving and evaluating offers and basic contract administration. Risk assessment, ethics and fair dealing, incorporating sustainability in procurement practice and the concept of total concept of ownership are examined to develop the skill set of the intermediate procurement officer in the public sector.

This course covers the expenditure of public monies for simple procurement of low value/low risk goods and services using contractual arrangements that include simple tendering and requests for quotation. The unit requires analysis and decision making in the procurement process, which is undertaken under limited supervision. Download the Fact Sheet.

Business Courses

BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

This qualification is suitable for corporate employees who apply project management skills and knowledge either as part of a large project team, or personally in support of their primary roles. Job titles for these roles may include contracts officers, project administrators, quality officers and small business operators.

Employees in these roles might be members of a project team, with no direct responsibility for overall project outcomes. Primarily, these roles would support wider project operations. They may use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities.  Download the Fact Sheet.

BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

This qualification reflects the role of corporate employees who need to apply project management skills and knowledge. They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They must 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.

Sample Job Roles, or titles include: Project Leader, Project Management Facilitator, and Project or Program Administrator.  Download the Fact Sheet.

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work

This course is suitable for government personnel who are new to working on projects. It provides an introduction and overview of the basic concepts of project management based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBok).  Download the Fact Sheet.

Other Courses

Course in Military Advocacy

The Course in Military Advocacy is available to members of Ex-Service Organisations (ESO) which offer free advocacy services to serving and ex-serving members of the Defence Force and their dependants. The program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Download the Fact sheet

Even if you have never formally studied or participated in a structured training program, you may have gained knowledge and skills which could be used toward a qualification.

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