Foundational professional development

  • 19PJUL01
  • Online / In-person
  • External
Updated: 25/08/2020
For
Buyers
Cost
Free
Topic
Procurement and contracting
Level
Foundational
Consider these foundational level courses and activities, that align with the 70:20:10 learning and development model.

70: Experience

  • sit with a procurement officer for a few hours. Observe their basic checking and quality control processes
  • shadow more experienced staff that do basic ordering, receipting and payment processes
  • search your agency’s procurement intranet. Become familiar with procurement process maps, handouts, newsletters, policies and procedures
  • identify key areas for development with your manager. Present what you find out about that area back to the wider team in your next meeting
  • assist in organising a purchase order and learning with the guidance of the administration officer.

20: Exposure

  • seek a mentor within the procurement team or a senior manager within your area that is familiar with procurement systems
  • join a community of practice group, such as the NSWP community of practice
  • join networking groups, such as Procurement Leaders, Procurious
  • join supplier mailing lists, such as The Faculty.

10: Education

Register

Register on the IPAA website to access the course materials. You'll then have 12 months to complete the training.

For
Buyers
Cost
Free
Topic
Procurement and contracting
Level
Foundational