Intermediate professional development

  • Online / In-person
  • External
Updated: 22/07/2020
For
Buyers
Cost
Free
Topic
Procurement and contracting
Level
Intermediate

70: Experience

  • Review information on buy.nsw
  • Search your agency’s procurement intranet. Become familiar with procurement process maps, handouts, newsletters, policies and procedures. Present relevant findings back to your team
  • Review procurement templates. Fill out a ‘test’ document and present it to your manager for feedback
  • Agree a time with your manager to conduct a delegated purchasing activity. Ensure you have read relevant agency guidelines and procedures. Seek feedback from your manager
  • Ask your manager to work on a team project or assignment with a provider or supplier. Keep track of outcomes to ensure products or services you receive are in line with time and quality requirements.

20: Exposure

  • Seek a mentor within your agency's procurement team or a senior manager within your area who is familiar with procurement systems. Fill capability gaps you identify through reviewing policies and procedures
  • Join a community of practice group, such as the NSWP capability development community of practice
  • Attend the Procurement to pay forum
  • Join networking groups, such as Procurement leaders
  • Join the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council
  • Shadow more experienced staff that do basic ordering, receipting and payment processes.

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
Intermediate