The aims of the Steve Melnyk Continuing Education Award

  • to support members and the profession, through well-designed and well-managed educational programs that meet the needs of members and industry.
  • to encourage procurement and supply personnel to further their education, qualification, skills and knowledge base and to enhance their work advancement.

  • Explore this page to find out more about the available AHSPO scholarship, educational program and choice of opportunities for members.

    Diploma of Procurement and Contracting (BSB50616)

    The Diploma is a specialist qualification for procurement and contract managers, in the public sector. It is expected that you are working in a job role that provides sufficient opportunity to develop and demonstrate specialised (procurement and contracting) competencies and complete the assessment requirements.


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    Partnership with the University of New England (UNE)

    The Association of Healthcare Supply and Procurement officers (AHSPO) is excited to co-present the Diploma of Procurement and Contracting (BSB50616) for the Healthcare sector.

    This is in partnership with the University of New England (UNE) and will offer members a carefully selected opportunity to build competency and enhance their skill set within Procurement and Contracting.

    With 30 years' experience providing nationally recognised training, UNE Partnerships, the vocational training division of the University of New England, specialises in designing and developing customised education and training programs to ensure organisations thrive in ever-changing and complex environments.

    On successful completion of this qualification students will have the skills to be a proactive and innovative contributor, be recognised as someone who can plan and consistently reach their goals and achieve greater value and strategic outcomes for their organisations.

    The distance education delivery model is a self-paced platform of online website based course work, and you will be fully supported by UNE Student Support Officers, as well as full access to UNE Trainers and Assessors, so you will have the very best learning professionals at your fingertips.

    We are also very excited to announce AHSPO exclusive workshops sessions, so you can combine the benefits of both distance and face-to-face learning to achieve your qualification goals. More information will be made available to registered participants. UNE Partnerships Course Advisors are ready to take your questions and assist you in completing your unique AHSPO enrolment application.

    Email your enquiry to:

    Please email the above to obtain details on the "Enrolment Form" specific to AHSPO

    Scholarship Eligibility Guide

  • Australian citizen / permanent resident
  • A registered AHSPO Member
  • Health procurement sector working history
  • Commit to complete 12 months study period
  • Continuing or commencing post graduate study in Australia in the next 12 months may apply for more than one activity
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    Course Registration Guide

  • Maximum 25 attendees / subject to demand
  • May be cancelled if minimum is not reached
  • Registration does not guarantee acceptance
  • Acceptance is on a first come first served basis
  • No GST component is charged on fees
  • AHSPO is not registered to collect GST
  • Member prices for financial members only
  • Payment not required during registration
  • Invoice sent when registration is accepted
  • Course date demand dependent
  • Attendees to confirm attendance
  • Registration to close on nominated date
  • Course outline prior to training sessions
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    Value of Scholarship

  • Post graduate tertiary $5000 maximum
  • Full time $2500 per 6 months for one year
  • Part time $1250 per 6 months for one year
  • Short course $3000 maximum
  • Conference participation $3000 maximum

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