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Contract Management Professional (CMP) Certification

Contract management specialists in Australia now have the opportunity to receive formal recognition for their knowledge & skills by completing the CMP Certification.

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Become a Contract Management Professional (CMP)

Contract management specialists in Australia now have the opportunity to receive formal recognition for their knowledge & skills by completing the CMP Certification.

  • IIBT and Informa Corporate Learning have joined together to provide a pathway for those who complete Informa’s CMP Certification at the Master level
  • Be confident knowing that Informa’s CMP is Australia’s longest established, premier CMP Certification
  • All CMP Masters will receive 2 Units of RPL in the University level Diploma of Business Administration through IIBT

About the CMP Certification

The CMP Certification addresses all of the knowledge areas required to become a proficient contracts manager.

This certification has been designed and developed, based on research with the Australian contract management community and the CMP Executive Panel. Its goal is to address the desire for all people involved in the contract life cycle, to avoid the pitfalls, headaches and cost blowouts that can occur when contracts are not tight, well structured, or well managed.

The CMP Certification framework facilitates the learning and direct application of knowledge and skills in the workplace. It has been developed through rigorous peer review and is refined regularly, in response to customer feedback, industry research, new trends and changes in legislation.

Participants can complete the whole certification, the sub-certifications, or, select the most relevant units to align with your company’s training needs analyses.

Customised, in-company versions of the CMP are available. We can work with your company’s contracts and contractual issues, and develop case studies more relevant to your unique and confidential objectives.

CMP Endorsing Bodies

Informa Corporate Learning is a Learning Partner of the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), which promotes the international standards and practices for defining and managing trading relationships.

 

Under the ICL – IACCM partnership, CMP graduates also gain recognition by IACCM and are awarded Contract and Commercial Management Practitioner (CCMP) certification. CMP graduates are also eligible for IACCM membership and can gain access to IACCM resources. The IACCM will also recognise your completion of CMP units for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

The completion of CMP certification and the awarding of CCMP status provides recognition for you and confidence for your employer. Certification standards are rigorous but achievable by most.

 

The International Institute of Business & Technology Australia is a highly respected, government approved, Australian provider of higher education and VET programs. Their suite of programs includes a university level Diploma of Business Administration, equivalent to the first
year of a business related undergraduate degree at six partner Australian Universities.

IIBT endorse the CMP certification framework, therefore will recognise those who become a CMP Master and provide them with 2 units of credit towards a Diploma of Business Administration.

How CMP benefits you

How does the CMP benefit you and your organisation?

1. Be confident knowing that Informa’s CMP is Australia’s longest established, premier CMP Certification based on a mix of theory and knowledge based application, rigorously quality checked by the CMP Executive Panel

2. The learning achieved will help consolidate your and your organisation’s knowledge and skill base in contract management. It’s relevant for the private and public sectors

3. Either complete this certification through the open schedule of course offerings, or create a tailored, in-company version of the certification using your own contracts, examples, systems and documents to achieve more specific learning outcomes

Start your CMP Journey Today

Gain the specific knowledge and skills YOU NEED to be a proficient contracts manager

  • Experience 112+ hours dedicated to growing your contracts expertise
  • Be guided by true contract experts with 100s of lessons to share
  • Do it all at work…because it’s directly relevant to what you do
  • You certification benefits everyone. You. Your company. Your clients

Some of the many things you will learn and master through the CMP

  • Understand your contractual liabilities and ambiguous legal clauses
  • Learn to create valuable, relevant and accurate contract documents
  • Gain tips, tools and insights to negotiate your optimal contractual outcome
  • How to best administer contracts and optimise management processes
  • Learn from the tried and tested ways to best deal with claims and variations
  • Become a proactive contract specialist and manage your risks well

 

Call us today on +61 (02) 9080 4395 or email training@informa.com.au

IIBT/Informa Alliance

IIBT and Informa Corporate Learning have joined together to provide a pathway for those who become CMPs and may wish to gain a Diploma or University qualification.

All CMP Masters will received Recognised Prior Learning (RPL): which is 2 units of credit in the 12 month, Higher Education – University level Diploma of Business Administration.

  • Business Law (BL 101)
  • Management in Organisations (MGT 101)

This Diploma has guaranteed articulation into the second year of a relevant bachelor degree at one of the IIBT partner universities, including:

Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, University of Tasmania, Swinburne University of Technology, Bond University and University of Wollongong.

The CMP Master

– Fast-Track to a Diploma or Bachelor Degree

For those contract management specialists who may not have a formal higher educational or university qualification, Informa have aligned with IIBT, an Australian higher education provider, to provide a fast-track to:

  • A Diploma of Business Administration (through IIBT)
  • A Bachelor Degree (through IIBT)

Become a CMP Master by first becoming a CMP, then completing 2 additional elective units from the CMP framework

  • As a CMP Master you will gain 2 units of credit towards the 1-year Diploma of Business Administration
  • Complete the Diploma of Business Administration and gain guaranteed articulation into 2nd year of a relevant bachelor degree at the IIBT partner universities

CMP Executive Panel

Our panel of experts combine over 100 years of expertise in contract law, contract management, contract strategy and contract risk. They have impressive formal qualifications, extensive teaching experience, are authors of books, research papers and have designed university level curriculums.

They serve as qualified lawyers, barristers, solicitors, associate and adjunct professors and visiting lecturers around the world.

Terry Reid

Terry has over 27 years’ experience as a barrister, solicitor and lecturer. Combining an exceptional legal mind with business experience, Terry’s courses are delivered with a very high degree of interaction with participants gaining an insightful view of how the law can be beneficial in their business.

Despite having formal legal training, the course content was very useful and presented exceptionally well. Excellent course content. Terry’s delivery was very structured and engaging. Best course I have done to date.

Superintendent Commercial Services, Barrick (Niugini) Ltd

Dr Sarah Cullen

With over 30 years of experience, Dr Cullen is a contracts expert having negotiated over $18 billion of contracts in various industries in Australia and globally. Sara has trained over 6300 professionals worldwide and published 19 books and 126 papers.

One of the best short courses I have attended. Lots of new ideas. Contract expenditure, scorecards, and dispute prevention were outstanding. Sara has extremely wide knowledge and excellent way of expressing clarity.

Energy and Contracts Manager, Horizon Power

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Alana Dowley

Qualified in law, with over 20 years experience, Alana combines contracts and management consulting, corporate training and legal practice.

She is extremely knowledgeable and has the required expertise including all relevant examples. Very, very good. I found it very good and thank Alana for presenting a great training session.

Contract Administrator, Decmil Australia

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Sean McCarthy

Sean offers over 20 years of expertise in contract management, claims management, procurement and contract law.

Very enjoyable course. Was interesting and useful throughout. Time went quickly and learnt a lot. Liked the approach encouraging a lot of discussion and real examples from the group as well as real examples from Sean’s own workplace.

Contract Analyst, SA Water

Our Clients

Origin Energy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), ActewAGL, Ajilon, Arrow Energy, Barrick, Chevron Australia, Coffey International, ConocoPhillips, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Department of Education, ENI Australia, Fortescue Metals Group, IBM, Jemena, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, Pacific National, PT Freeport, Public Transport Authority – WA, QGC – BG Group, Rio Tinto, UBS, Woodside, IP Australia, ANU, Health Purchasing Victoria, Telstra , Queensland Rail, EY, Litmus Group and more…

Testimonials

Join 1000s of our happy customers who give us a 95% satisfaction rate

I have done many courses in contracts over the last 20 years and this is by far the most informative session I have ever attended. Brilliant stuff

Supply Chain Manager, Loy Yang Power

I enjoyed the case studies & examples. Understanding contract admin terminology & I gained a better knowledge of the concepts

Contracts Manager, Austar

I enjoyed the plain English version on contract law. Very easy to understand and flowed well. I enjoyed the real examples rather than theory

Senior Contract Specialist, Telstra

Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Learnt some common sense techniques for understanding contract law

Deputy Project Manager, Decmil

Covered a lot of aspects that I did not consider & I have learnt about some key issues that I will look for now when reviewing contracts across the board

Manager Panel Relations, IMS Health

Small group, entertaining presenter, lots of interaction & discussion, Have learned a lot & reinforced some current practice & new ideas for updating practices

Contracts Manager, Trident

The course addressed issues relating to contracts and provided a greater depth of knowledge regarding contract preparation

Major Projects Manager, Brisbane Airport Corporation

Additional insights into practical administration of contracts. Diversity of opinion & experience from fellow participants

General Manager Quarries, Boral Resources Ltd

Terry’s experience, stories and delivery makes course very enjoyable. My knowledge has increased further in legal terms, interpretations and essential agreements of contracts. Great extension after doing Fundamentals of Law

Procurement Manager, Alstom Power

The course gave me a number of useful tools that I can take back to my workplace. It was all relevant, the pace of discussion was very good

Manager Contract Governance, Bankwest

Customised Training & Delivery Options

Delivery Options

Why not follow in the footsteps of some of Australia’s most forward thinking companies and host one of our industry leading contract course On-site for your organisation? Work with us to create tailor made content that is customised exclusively for your organisation and take advantage of the opportunity to use your contracts as part of the training exercises and course discussions.

With discounts starting at 20% and dates to suit you, in-house courses are a cost effective and flexible way to train up your staff. Get in touch with us today and contact Holly on +61 (02) 9080 4454 or email training@informa.com.au for more information.

We can offer this program as a public training package, where you attend individual units at venues around Australia, or in-house, at a venue of your choice.

If your company wishes to certify 8 or more of you and your team/department/division, we can offer you training in-house, at your venue. The discount starts at 30%.

trainer

Terry Reid

Alana Dowley

Sara Cullen

Sean McCarthy

Course Outline

The CMP Certification Structure

The CMP Certification is the main certification available in the CMP series.

  • Candidates must complete 6 core units: plus 2 electives
  • The core units are mapped into 2 knowledge areas, contract law and contract management
  • The units are in the form of 2-day, face-to-face learning workshops
  • The units/workshops comprise teaching, facilitation, questioning, discussions and knowledge based testing
  • Upon passing the 8 units and tests, candidates may apply for the 2 knowledge area examinations:
    > Take-home, study based and comprise short and long answers
    > Require candidates to demonstrate the application of their knowledge in the workplace
  • Upon passing the 2 examinations and 8 tests, the candidate becomes a Certified Contract Management Professional (CMP)
  • Once becoming a CMP, you qualify to gain recognition by IACCM and are awarded Contract and Commercial Management Practitioner (CCMP) certification
  • The AAPCM will also recognise your completion of CMP units for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes
  • Candidates can fast track a diploma, then a bachelor degree through the IIBT alliance on completing and passing 10 units and becoming a CMP Master

 

 

The Full Range of Certifications

* CMP Master means that as a CMP you will be able to gain 2 units of credit towards IIBT’s Diploma of Business Administration. On successful completion of the Diploma, you will gain direct entry to a 2nd year into a degree in the business faculty of one of the IIBT partner universities: Curtin University, University of Wollongong, University of Tasmania, Swinburne University of Technology, Edith Cowan University and Bond University

 

The CMP Master – Fast-Track to a Diploma or Bachelor Degree

For those contract management specialists who may not have a formal higher educational or university qualification, Informa have aligned with IIBT, an Australian higher education provider,
to provide a fast-track to:

  • A Diploma of Business Administration (through IIBT)
  • A Bachelor Degree (through IIBT)

 

Become a CMP Master by first becoming a CMP, then completing 2 additional elective units from the CMP framework

  • As a CMP Master you will gain 2 units of credit towards the 1-year Diploma of Business Administration
  • Complete the Diploma of Business Administration and gain guaranteed articulation into 2nd year of a relevant bachelor degree at the IIBT partner universities

 

The CMA & CLS Sub-Level Certifications

 

There are 2 interim, sub-level certifications that may be achieved as part of the CMP framework.

 

1. The Contract Management Associate (CMA)

  • The CMA is the first step on the pathway to becoming a CMP. It provides a fundamental overview and application of core contract management skills
  • The CMA requires completion and passing the tests for 3 Core units and 1 Elective at the Fundamental level

2. The Contract Law Specialist (CLS)

  • The CLS is for those who want to feel confident with their knowledge and analysis skills around contract law, to improve their ability to work more directly with legal aspects of contracts
  • The CLS requires completion and passing the tests for all 3 Contract Law Units at both the Fundamental and Advanced levels. It also requires the completion of the Contract Law Exam

 

CMP Key Learning Objectives

Contract Management

  • Understand how to draft and interpret contracts and recognise rights and obligations
  • Examine the process of entering into contractual relationships
  • Prepare strategically for every contract negotiation, employing skills, tactics and strategies of commercial negotiators
  • Understand the use and amendment of standard form contracts
  • Appreciate the difficulties involved in designing and applying supplier selection/evaluation criteria
  • Introduce cooperative negotiation and partnering skills for contract formation and dispute avoidance/resolution
  • Execute contract negotiations from both contract conditions and financial/technical performance perspectives
  • Appreciate the contractual issues surrounding variations, delays, disruptions, performance and contractual issues and develop procedures to address them
  • Analyse effective document control, reporting and communication systems
  • Set up a risk-managed contract strategy and planning guidelines
  • Apply advanced strategies and further develop your negotiation, persuasion and influence skills to take your contracting abilities to the next level

Contract Law

  • Examine statutory and common law obligations that must be incorporated into contracts
  • Learn to read and interpret contracts with confidence
  • Develop processes to ensure contract objectives are delivered whilst mitigating risk
  • Implement strategies that ensure your contracts are plainly and clearly expressed
  • Ensure contract clauses optimise risk by mastering drafting and testing techniques
  • Review numerous terms and conditions relevant to your industry
  • Maintain control of the contracting process by designing an appropriate framework for using terms and conditions effectively
  • Implement reviews of contractual governance in your organisation to ensure contract management excellence
  • Design effective methods of dispute resolution and documentation collection
  • Examine and address current topical issues in contract law

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