Face to Face Procurement Training

LGA Procurement works within the South Australian Local Government sector, as a partner to councils, to provide knowledge and networking opportunities to procurement staff. A key component of this work is the Professional Development LGA Procurement provides, which incorporate this suite of training modules, developed and targeted specifically to the local government audience. 


Procurement is an essential council function and an area of both risk and opportunity – be it from low level purchasing, to strategic, high value, high risk complex procurement. No matter where you sit in the procurement cycle, these modules will enhance your knowledge and understanding of procurement and the value it provides to councils delivering their strategic outcomes.


LGA Procurement Training Program

Tailored specially for SA Local Government, we have just successfully concluded our courses for 2018 – with the addition of two very successful Webinar trials.If you are interested in gaining a better understanding of procurement in local government, the calendar for 2019 is set.


We are again running all five courses to fit in with your 2018-2019 budgets; and again will conduct the full series in the second half of the year, so you can plan your professional development time.


The following modules are available to book now!

Procurement Essentials for Local Government

Advanced Procurement for Local Government

Contract Management in the Local Government Sector 

Procurement Planning & Management for Local Government

Tenders and Specifications for Local Government


Please download the 2019 Training flyer here; or the full Curriculum here


The training modules are delivered at LG House, Frome Street Adelaide – where you have the opportunity to learn and network with other like-minded procurement personnel.  Courses are charged per person.


LGA Procurement is also able to deliver training into your council, or region as a joint council initiative – contact LGA Procurement for a tailored quote.

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.


eLearning Overview

The Procurement Hub - Brochure


To assist you in deciding if eLearning is for you, we have developed a preview of the modules available. Please CLICK HERE to view.


To register for one or all of the eLearning Modules currently available, please CLICK HERE.

If you have any queries, please contact Vicky Newton via email vnewton@lga.sa.gov.au or phone 8224 2046.