Short course

Contract Management for Public Private Partnerships


2019 Fees

    Non-accredited: $4,109 per person (GST inclusive)
  • Assessed: $3,920.00 per person (GST exempt)
  • Fees include course materials and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).

2020 Fees

To be confirmed.


2019 Dates

Block 1

  • 30 September 2019
  • 1 October 2019
  • 2 October 2019

Block 2

  • 21 October 2019
  • 22 October 2019

2020 Dates

To be confirmed.


The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010

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Phone: +61 3 8344 0149

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This program is designed specifically for the Victorian and NSW government sectors, public private partnerships (PPP) contract directors, and contract management team members.

This course is now fully booked for 2019. For information on studying in 2020, please register for updates.

Contract Management for Public Private Partnerships is designed to provide contract directors and their team members with an understanding of the commercial and legal dimensions of contract management for PPP projects.

The program includes a high proportion of content illustrating commercial issues (with a significant reliance on hypothetical case studies), the program draws upon the National PPP policy framework and guidelines and builds off the specific contract management material developed in Victoria.

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Study modes

Please note: Transfer between study modes is not permitted during or after the course has commenced.

Study modeDescription
Assessed mode Your work will be graded and you will receive an official transcript for your studies. If you intend to credit your single subject towards future study, you must choose the assessed mode.
Non-accredited mode You are not required to complete assessments, your work will not be graded and you will not receive a transcript.

Assessed study mode

  1. Check you meet the entry requirements.
  2. In the application portal, search and apply for the course code: NA-CAPMCP.
  3. Choose the study period you are applying to enrol in.
  4. Enter all details about the subject you are applying for (including the subject name and code: Contract Management for Public Private Partnerships PPMN90013).
  5. Attach any necessary documents to satisfy entry requirements.

Check all details, agree to the terms and conditions and submit your application.

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Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements only apply to the assessed study mode.

  • An appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification plus two years of relevant work experience; OR
  • An appropriate honours degree; OR
  • Extensive relevant work experience, which demonstrates a capacity to successfully complete the course.

Places will be offered subject to the entry criteria being met and confirmed when fees are paid.

Who should apply

The course is designed specifically for the Victorian and NSW government sectors, PPP contract directors and contract management team members.

The Department of Treasury and Finance has determined that this five-day program meets the Partnerships Victoria requirements that all government contract directors and government contract management team members involved in Partnership Victoria projects must undertake credentialed contract management training.

Although the contract management course is not required to be undertaken by NSW PPP contract directors or contract management team members they are nevertheless encouraged to attend.

Please note: These courses will only run if a minimum number of participants is met. Attendance is mandatory for all 5 days, for both the assessed and non-accredited stream.

Academic and teaching team

  • Professor Colin Duffield
  • Richard Foster

This course is presented in partnership with the Melbourne School of Engineering and The Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance