For
Buyers
Cost
Free
Topic
Procurement and contracting
Level
Foundational

Foundational professional development

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Updated: 27 Nov 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