The VGPB is committed to building procurement capability across the Victorian Government. Developing procurement capability is critical to delivering better value-for-money outcomes and achieving organisational and government objectives.
The VGPB works in collaboration with the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australasia (CIPSA) to champion the development of procurement capability, in particular, the attainment of nationally recognised qualifications for all levels of procurement practitioners, from buyers through to chief procurement officers.
To find out more about the capability development initiatives available in your department, contact your accredited purchasing unit or visit the organisations listed below for more training options.
The APCC is the peak council of departments responsible for procurement, construction and asset management policy for the Australian and New Zealand governments, including state and territory governments. To learn more about procurement capability initiatives being developed by the APCC in consultation with federal and state governments, visit their online procurement capability information.
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) is the world's largest procurement and supply professional organisation. CIPS supports development of standards and skills in both the public and private sectors while also driving recognition of procurement as a profession.
To find out more about services provided by CIPSA , including professional support, customised training options and formal qualifications, visit the CIPSA website.
Other procurement training options
Training.gov.au is the national register of information on training packages, qualifications, units of competency and registered training organisations.
The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority also lists Victorian-only registered training organisations.
Use the search function on these sites with key words such as ‘procurement’ and ‘contract management’ to find relevant training information.