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IPAA Victoria runs a variety of professional development courses and special events that provide opportunities to learn, be inspired and network with your peers across the wider public sector.

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Contract Management

  • VHA Meeting room Level 6, 136 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia (map)

From setting up a watertight contract, to managing its performance and maintaining supplier relationships, this course offers an end-to-end guide to contractual success.

Contract management is often something that is thrown at you, at the last minute, without much explanation or advice. No training in how you monitor the supplier’s performance. No guidance on how to avoid the biggest traps. But thanks to IPAA Victoria and the contract management experts at Grosvenor Management Consulting (Grosvenor), those days are over. This comprehensive course offers a practical one-day introduction to the possibilities and pitfalls of contract management – from the critical early steps of preparation and implementation, through performance management, to the all-important science of keeping suppliers onside.

What will you learn?

This full-day course takes participants through every stage and aspect of contract management – from setting up a new contract and embarking on its management, to legal obligations (and traps to avoid), performance management, KPI formulation, dispute resolution, and contract extensions.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • drive real value for your organisation through effective end-to-end contract management

  • learn what tools, techniques and methods are appropriate to manage supplier performance, maintain relationships, and navigate ‘the tricky bits’

  • unlock the potential of your contract through the power of performance management, supplier relationship management, and continuous improvement.

What should you expect?

The course will be delivered through facilitated presentations and discussions, using case studies from the group to explore real-life examples and apply the lessons learned.

Who is the facilitator?

Paul Vorbach is an Honorary Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He has delivered training in procurement and contract management throughout Australia across all levels of government.

Paul has developed the official procurement and contract management curriculum for NSW and QLD Governments and created the UTS Diploma and UTS Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting which he delivers and assesses.

In addition to his strong training credentials, Paul brings deep practical, technical and governance experience across public and private sector procurement, contract management, finance and risk management systems and processes. He takes an integrated approach to these subject matter to avoid silos and ensure a holistic outcome for his clients. Paul has previously held senior management roles at Deloitte and Citigroup.


Non Members - $1,191.00

Personal Members

  • Early Career - $953.00

  • Fellow - $715.00

  • Fellow (Retired) - $715.00

  • Retired - $953.00

  • Professional - $953.00

  • Student - $953.00

  • Reciprocal - $953.00

Staff of Organisation Members

  • Silver (Small) - $953.00

  • Silver - $894.00

  • Gold - $834.00

  • Platinum - $715.00

All prices are GST inclusive

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Who Should Attend?

IPAA Victoria’s Contract management course is aimed at mid- and senior levels of policy or project staff (VPS 3-6) who are responsible for managing or supporting all or part of goods or services contracts within the public sector. Participants may be from central procurement teams or from policy, program and service functions which undertake contract management activities.

Contact us for more information.

Earlier Event: 10 September
Later Event: 18 September
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