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Training

View a list of training courses available for practitioners on public private partnerships and related topics.

Public Private Partnerships Contract Management Training

The course is specifically designed to provide training for public sector employees involved in managing Public Private Partnerships contracts.

The Contract Management for Private Public Partnerships training course covers the commercial and legal dimensions of contract management for Private Public Partnership projects. Subject to demand, the course is generally held twice a year and runs over five days.

The course fulfils the Cabinet endorsed requirement that all new contract directors and contract managers for Partnerships Victoria projects undertake training (or seek an exemption) within 12 months of appointment.

Enrolment in the course is restricted to employees of public sector departments and organisations. It is assumed that students already understand the commercial principles and structures underlying PPP infrastructure projects.

The course is university accredited and can be counted towards a postgraduate certificate or Masters qualification at Melbourne University. Course information and online enrolment applications are available via: 

The University of Melbourne - Contract management for Private Public Partnerships

For further information, please contact Adam Piorunowski-Kane, Department of Treasury and Finance on 03 7005 9010 or email adam.piorunowski-kane@dtf.vic.gov.au.

Contract managers forums 

The forums provide an opportunity for Partnerships Victoria contract managers to network with their peers, share information and experiences, and hear experienced public and private sector practitioners talk on contract management issues.

Both the national Private Public Partnerships contract managers forum and a Partnerships Victoria contract management forum are held annually. 

To encourage open discussion without compromising the State’s interests, attendance at the contract managers forums is restricted to employees of public sector departments and organisations.

For further information on the forums, please contact Adam Piorunowski-Kane, Department of Treasury and Finance, on 03 7005 9010 or email adam.piorunowski-kane@dtf.vic.gov.au.

Other training courses

Commercial Capability training

Training is available to public sector employees involved in Victorian government infrastructure delivery agencies to enhance commercial decision making and ensure value for money outcomes. The Commercial Capability training is provided by the Office of Projects Victoria (OPV).

Further information can be obtained via email: enquiries@OPV.vic.gov.au

Gateway Review training

One day workshops are available for people who wish to become accredited as Gateway Reviewers.

Reviewed 01/04/2020
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