Diploma in Contract Management

There has been significant growth in partnership arrangements between public bodies and private and third sector organisations, heightened by the current public spending environment.

In addition, high profile governance failures in managing contracts by some local public bodies and feedback from those working in the public sector, point to a need to improve the skills of those who manage contracts.

This unique qualification brings together contemporary contract management theory and existing good practice in a structured way. It has a highly applied and focused approach designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary for managing contracts effectively.

Who is the course aimed at?
New staff or Individuals who have specific responsibility for contract management.
Experienced staff who have had no formal structured training or who would like to update their knowledge and skills.
Staff working at various levels in all public bodies, including central government, non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), local government, health and education

This Diploma in Contract Management is completed over approximately 2 weeks. This includes:

  • Eight days of classroom learning – currently being delivered online
  • Approximately 80 hours of additional work to complete the assessment requirements.

For each module you will be asked to submit a written assignment in which you demonstrate your understanding of the learning and your ability to transfer it to your own workplace and work practices.


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

Below is a summary of the course modules.

  • Module 1: Introduction to contract management (one day)
  • Module 2: Specification writing (one day)
  • Module 3: Service Level Agreements (one day)
  • Module 4: Negotiation skills (one day)
  • Module 5: Managing contracts (two days)
  • Module 6: Financial management and control (one day)
  • Module 7: Exiting contracts and continuous improvement planning (one day)