Victorian Government Purchasing Board
Achieving Excellence in Government Procurement

The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) has established a non-mandatory panel of Cultural Awareness training providers (the Panel) after the evaluation of responses to a Request for Quote issued by the VPSC.  
The Panel, consisting of 3 members (Cultural Awareness providers), has been primarily established to enable the Victorian Public Service (VPS) Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) and public service/sector organisations to access consistent high quality training.

This SPC expires as of 31 December 2016

Lead Agency
Victorian Public Sector Commission
Conditions of Use
Reference Number
SSA 2013/003
Closed panel
Start Date
End Date
Primary Contact
Mason Atkinson
Manager, Aboriginal Employment Unit
Victorian Public Sector Commission
Phone: (03) 9651 5423
Secondary Contact
Not applicable

Who can access this SPC?

Mandated Departments


Mandated Agencies


Departmental Contract Managers

Please contact the Category Manager directly:

Mason Atkinson 
Manager, Aboriginal Employment Unit
Victorian Public Sector Commission
Phone: (03) 9651 5423

Supplier Details

Please find listed alphabetically below, details of the Review Officers:    

Company   Kangan Institute

Yvette Bockisch


(03) 9279 2301


 Company  Koorie Heritage Trust Inc.
 Contact  Tom Mosby
 Phone (03) 8622 6308
 Company Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc (VACCHO)
 Contact Nicole Cassar
 Phone (03) 9411 9411

What you can buy from this SPC

The Panel is to enable public service/sector organisations access to quality trainers in cultural awareness.  Access to the Panel has many benefits for departments and other public sector bodies, which are: 

  • Quality training. 
  • Continuous improvement of materials. 
  • Contract management provided for them. 
  • Reduction in requirements to conduct RFQ or RFT processes.

RULES OF USE: How to use this SPC

Departments and public sector bodies can access the services of the Panel by entering into a contract with the relevant Cultural Awareness training provider.  

Departments and public sector bodies do not contract directly with the VPSC in order to access a provider for Cultural Awareness training.  

Departments and public sector bodies are required to send a carbon copy of the purchase orders raised in the engagement of training providers to the contract manager / category manager – 

Non-service/sector staff that are affiliated with or that the department feels it has a responsibility to train may access this contract. Noting that the relationship between department and staff being trained is to be formally raised with the selected training provider prior to any purchase order being raised. Schedule 4 should be the first point of reference in relation to who can access the contract and receive training under the conditions of this contract. Any issues with acceptance of staff on this training are to be immediately referred to the contract/category manager.  

*NB - Public sector organisations may require the sponsorship of their department. 

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