Professional Development in Public Private Partnership Leadership

Area of Study Type of Course Level of Study
Business Administration Non-Award Professional Development
Course Public Private Partnerships Leadership Program
Background This course has been designed for professionals currently involved in all aspects of bidding for, planning and delivering Partnerships Victoria projects, or those who expect to be involved with such a project in the future.
Description The Leadership Program is designed to introduce the policy frameworks for PPPs in Australia and examine the characteristics and process required for this approach to procurement. The course will consider government and industry approaches to project selection and evaluation, process management, the bid process and contract finalisation, and contract management. The course will take an applied approach with knowledgeable industry speakers and wide use of case studies.

Day One - An introduction to Infrastructure Australia's national PPP policy, an explanation of transitional arrangements, the policy framework and guidance materials, the process, the mechanics of private sector bids, value for money and financing PPP projects. Public sector participants will gain insight into PPP project management, the key value for money drivers and the EOI and RfP stages. Private sector participants will gain an understanding of the things that make a competitive PPP bid, how the program works, how PPP bids are put together, managed and financed.

Day Two - Examines particular aspects of PPP procurement drawing from case studies and experience - the underlying commercial principles, contract management, the important role of risk allocation and management, the public sector comparator, bid evaluation and concluding negotiations. There is an emphasis on case studies and lessons learnt from recent Australian transactional experience.
Who Should Apply This course has relevance to public and private sector executives with an interest in major project procurement. The Leadership course will examine best practice in Australia's approach to PPP procurement and accordingly, has multidisciplinary interest to executives in the public and private sectors. It will also interest procurement specialists in government business enterprises and local government.
Teaching Team The course is coordinated by Dr Michael Regan, Associate at the University of Melbourne and Professor of Infrastructure at Bond University. Dr Regan has qualifications in law, economics and finance. He has lectured in several of Australia's leading universities and worked in business for 20 years specialising in infrastructure, public procurement and public private partnerships. Dr Regan is program director for international PPP programs delivered for a number of international multilateral development agencies. Other presenters include:

Ms Sarrah Coffey - Partner Herbert Smith Freehills

Ms Kate O'Sullivan - Assistant Director,Department of Treasury and Finance

Mr Darrin Grimsey - Project Finance Advisory, Ernst & Young

Mr Ian Greer - Chair Australia Branch IPFA

Mr Brad Vann - Partner, Clayton Utz
Delivery Mode 2 days intensive delivery in Melbourne
Venue Melbourne University, Graduate House
Delivery Dates and Times 5 and 6 October 2017
Other Information This course has been accredited by Engineers Australia, Victoria Division CPD program. Engineers are entitled to 7 CPD points for each day of attendance.

This course is available for customisation for in-house delivery to corporate and government clients. Contact us for further information.
Fees $2,800 (inclusive of GST) for 2017. Fees are subject to annual increase.
Fee Inclusions Fees include all tuition, course materials, on-line access to course and additional resources. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are provided on each day of the program.
Contact Kathy Griffiths
Program Coordinator
The University of Melbourne
T: (03) 8344 2601