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Introductory modules

We have created two introductory modules on working within local government. These self-directed modules are free of charge, and each module runs for approximately 30 minutes.

A persons open hands, sharing and offering knowledgeUnderstanding local government

Overview: The Understanding local government module has been designed to help newly elected and returning councillors and new council staff to understand the workings of local government, its role, responsibilities and history. Learn how councils are structured, funded and governed and explore the role of the administration and issues of governance, community engagement and the role of the council and councillors.

Photo of two people looking at a clipboard Doing Business with Local Government

Overview: The Doing Business with Local Government module assists suppliers in building a successful, long-term relationship with local government. The program examines the role of procurement within local government, and the guidelines and legislation which councils must adhere to when making purchasing decisions for goods and services. has been developed to assist suppliers to build successful, long-term relationships with councils by understanding their procurement and legislative requirements when making purchasing decisions.

Length: 40 minutes (1 module)

MAV Procurement modules

The following modules have been designed specifically for procurement and contract management specialists working in a local government setting. To register your interest in these modules, and for pricing or package options, please contact MAV Procurement at procurement@mav.asn.au

Peoples hands on a desk at a meeting Procurement Essentials for Local Government

Overview: This course provides practical and insightful training on the end to end procurement process. It includes an overview of procurement methodology, the different approaches to engage suppliers, governance, ethics and legislation as well as evaluation and selection considerations.

Length: approx. 90 minutes (4 modules)

Silvr pen resting on a printed contractContract Management Essentials for Local Government

Overview: This course is designed to provide the learner with techniques and tools to effectively manage supplier relationships. Commencing with an overview of why contract management is important, it covers the fundamental elements of good practice.

Length: approx. 40 minutes (2 modules)

Construction workers looking at a buildingProbity for Purchasing and Procurement

Overview: An essential course for anyone who raises a purchase order, authorises a contract or procurement exercise or is involved in buying in any way.

Length: approx. 25 minutes (1 module)

Two people having an online meeting on computersEvaluation Panel Member Responsibilities

Overview: An essential course for anyone who will be required to sit on an evaluation panel. It includes an overview of the end to end evaluation process, including evaluation criteria and scoring methods.

Length: 40 minutes (1 module)

Engage with us

For further information about our E-learning modules, please email our Procurement team at procurement@mav.asn.au.