Procurement training & events

Due to the current climate, our Procurement and Contract Management training will be delivered virtually through webinars and supported by the Digital Academy platform.

We have modularised and enriched our tried and tested learning program to bring you live, bite-sized, webinar-suitable content right to your computer.

Our training and events program has been designed specifically to boost council skills in procurement and contract management, with training targeted at both introductory and advanced competency levels.

By applying structured procurement and contract management processes, council procurement staff will:

  • increase value for money outcomes;
  • drive efficiency through your council; and
  • reduce risks

Building on foundation skill levels can increase supplier performance, innovation and commercial outcomes.

The Procurement and Contract Management Training series for Local Government is targeted at council managers and officers, as well as elected representatives.


Please refer to each course for costs. Where a council has more than 10 staff attend the same training, as session can be booked specifically for that council. Cost is capped at 10 staff with attendee numbers limited to 14-20 depending on the course.

2020 Procurement and Contract Management Training Series

Negotiation Training

3 & 4 December (Webinar)
9:00AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $450 per person (ex GST)

This training provides the attendee with the skills and tools to effectively manage contract and supplier negotiations and provide council with the best value outcomes. The course teaches attendees the 5, 6, 7 approach to negotiation, providing a simple, structured method to build skills. The course includes practice activities (even online) and provides a sound foundation for developing negotiation skills.


We offer self-directed E-learning courses for councils to train their procurement staff without having to leave their office. Councils can either access training online for individuals or host the courses on an internal intranet. This training has been designed specifically for local government and provides council staff with an understanding of procurement best. Find out more.

Engage with us

For more information or enquiries about MAV Procurement training and events, contact:

Larry L. Friedberg
(03) 9667 5552