Australasian Procurement Professionalisation Agenda

The public sector procurement profession, including contract management, is the dedicated workforce that has primary responsibility for championing government outcomes through agency procurement spend in collaboration with service providers.

The Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC), representing Australian and New Zealand government jurisdictions, has developed a five-year collaborative Australasian Procurement Professionalisation Strategy to deliver a professional procurement capability that delivers effective solutions to achieve public outcomes.


After extensive community consultation, in conjunction with international procurement professional bodies and the private sector, the APCC's Procurement Capability Development Forum and the Procurement and Contracting Network has finalised the following documents which provide a standard role definition of procurement and list of the core capabilities necessary to support a career in procurement.

A Career in Procurement

At the APCC, we are passionate about the procurement profession.


We have produced two videos highlighting the exciting opportunities a career in procurement can provide for both new graduates and those looking for a change of direction.  Discover what a career in procurement can offer you.

Procurement is forward looking, and gives the opportunity to help shape the future

Have you thought about a career in procurement? What is procurement?

Already in government and need a change? Think procurement!

Our video gives you a taste of how government procurement delivers economic, social and environmental outcomes for Australia. Be part of it!

Government procurement requires a range of skill sets to ensure best value is delivered to our community. The work is interesting and diverse: watch our video and see the difference you can make in procurement.

If You Want to Make a Difference, Then This Is the Career for You.

Government procurement needs people with an interest in commercial risk and strong interpersonal skills. If these capabilities describe you, perhaps you should consider a role in procurement.

Identifying and Engaging with Risk, Business Law, Industry Engagement, Governance and Assurance, Planning, Sourcing, Evaluation and Negotiation, Contract Development and Management

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Data Literacy, Digital Literacy, Decision Making, Financial Management, Grants Management, Leadership, Workforce Management, Managing Innovation, Policy, Project Management, Working with Government, Working with People