Short course

Contract Management for Public Private Partnerships


2021 Fees

Assessed mode

  • AUD$4,037 per person
  • Price is GST exempt

Non-accredited mode

  • AUD$4,232 per person
  • Price is GST inclusive


Part 1

  • Tuesday 23 March 2021
  • Wednesday 24 March 2021
  • Thursday 25 March 2021

Part 2

  • Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021.


University House at the Woodward Conference Centre

10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106), 185 Pelham St, Carlton VIC 3053

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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.

Please note: Enrolments for both the assessed and non-accredited study modes are now closed for the March/ April course.

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.

Study modes

This course is offered in two study modes: assessed and non-accredited.

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.

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

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply will be provided when a new course intake is confirmed.

Documents required for your application:

  • A detailed CV, including work history if applicable and specifying if the positions were part time or full time and the number of years/months employed
  • Transcripts for all courses attempted or completed including an explanation of the grading system used. Transcripts for previous studies undertaken at the University of Melbourne are not required. An academic transcript is an official record of your studies that lists all subjects you have undertaken, and all of the results that you obtained.

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Paying by invoice

If your department/agency is paying for you to complete this course, please follow these instructions.

Assessed mode


  • Use the code INVOICE at checkout to pay via invoice. Then email the following details to and the University of Melbourne will email your department/agency to arrange payment:
    • Your full name;
    • Company name;
    • PO Number (if required by your company for payment);
    • Company address;
    • Company contact phone number;
    • Company email address for invoice.

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