The Procurement Hub - eLearning Modules Available Now! 

LGA Procurement eLearning Program offers a ‘right now’ approach to delivering cost-effective training.
Learners can experience bite-sized modules, easily fitting into their daily work schedule. eLearning is a great way to provide a consistent message, is measurable and auditable with assessments checking for understanding and embedding learning.

LGA Procurement eLearning courses have been designed specifically for the South Australian local government sector.
Available now in our initial release:

   Procurement Essentials
   Suitable for anyone who runs a quote or tender

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.


It consists of four modules:

   - Introduction to procurement

   - Guiding principles

   - The procurement process

   - Evaluation to supplier engagement 


   Contract Management Essentials
   Suitable for anyone who manages a contract or supplier agreement


This course is designed to provide the learner with techniques and tools to effectively manage supplier relationships. Commencing with the key principles of contract management, the course covers planning, mobilisation and management of suppliers as well as the important step of exiting a supplier. This course has been designed to watch in it’s entirety with one module complimenting another. 


   Probity in Purchasing and Procurement

   Suitable for anyone who purchases or signs off on purchasing


Probity is an essential part of procurement and purchasing. This course has been designed to provide learners with the fundamental information regarding probity, ethics and governance within the procurement process. it is recommended for anyone who purchases, manages contracts, raises purchase orders or authorises procurement and contract activity. It explores the key principles, why probity is important including the risks and includes real-life case studies

The Procurement Hub - Brochure

If you would like to discuss your council’s options, or to organise a trail version for your council please contact Vicky Newton via email vnewton@lga.sa.gov.au or phone 8224 2046.

Face to Face Procurement Training

Procurement is an essential part of councils operations that can reduce costs, add value and forms a key component of a risk management strategy. LGA Procurement developed this suite of training modules to enhance staff knowledge and understanding of “good purchasing” practice in Local Government.

Goods and services procurement is a key strategic management function of all councils.

No longer is it only ‘contract specialists’ involved in the contracting process - staff from all disciplines may have a critical role to play in the development of successful contracts and their ongoing management.
LGA Procurement developed the modules below specifically for the South Australia Local Government sector.

    Local Government Purchasing and Procurement - An Introduction 
    Local Government Purchasing and Procurement - Advanced 
    Contract Management in the Local Government Sector
    Local Government Tendering Requirements
    Specification Writing


Each module is offered in Adelaide (LG House) at a flat rate per person, or it can be tailored to your council, to meet your specific training needs. Just ask us for a quote!

Don’t want to come into Adelaide for training? Have a chat with us about hosting a session at your council! We can invite your neighbouring council’s to attend and divide the agreed fee between the councils in attendance.


Training package and resources

Each participant receives a comprehensive manual on the topics covered in the module. Each manual has detailed student notes, and an activity book setting out practical activities for completion during the course to reinforce theory presented in training.