SME - Introduction to Tenders and Tender Writing Course

Customised for SMEs and NFPs

Tender training college courses

Enrol now for the Tender Fundamentals Certificate courses

Tenders are time consuming and resource intensive, not to mention complex and challenging to complete.

The Tender Fundamentals Certificates 1 and 2 are designed especially for professionals who are new to tendering and are working in small to medium businesses, including not-for-profits.

They provide the essential knowledge and skills to get started in tendering, and the practical tips and processes to produce more effective and efficient tender responses.

Are the Tender Fundamental Certificate courses for me?

Do you know the difference between an RFP and an EOI, or how a client scores a tender? Do you know the steps involved in preparing a compliant, compelling and competitive tender response?

If you don’t know or are unsure about any of these topics, than these courses are for you.

Tender Fundamentals Certificates 1 and 2 are designed for business professionals who prepare small to medium-sized tenders (under $300,000), often on their own or as part of a small tender team.

What will I learn in these courses?

Tender Fundamentals Certificate 1:
The Client's Tendering Process
$140 (including GST)

Tender Fundamentals Certificate 2:
The Bidding Party's Tendering Process
$140 (including GST)

Completed in 1-2 hours

Topics covered:

  • The purpose of tenders and tendering
  • The client’s tendering process
  • Factors impacting a client’s decision on whether to issue a tender
  • What clients are looking to achieve through tendering
  • Types of tender documents
  • Core components of a typical tender document
  • How a tender is evaluated. 

Completed in 1-2 hours

Topics covered:

  • What is a bidding party
  • The bidding party’s tendering process
  • The key requirements for a compliant response
  • Key factors bidding parties consider when determining whether to bid
  • How to avoid the tender horror stories
  • The key deliverables which comprise a winning bid
  • How a winning response is submitted.
I recently completed the Introduction to Tenders and Tendering Certificate, with no background knowledge regarding this subject matter. The program was easy to follow, format well designed on content, and after completion I have gained essential knowledge and a clear understanding of the steps supporting the process and wiser on a few acronyms used.
Magdalene Julius

Frequently Asked Questions

Each course is AUD $140 (including GST), or $260 (including GST) for both Tender Fundamental Certificates 1 and 2. 

You will receive training notes and a Certificate of Completion for each course.

You can complete the Tender Fundamentals Certificates at your own pace. Typically, it takes 1-2 hours to complete each course. 

However, the length of time required to complete this course can vary dependent on your skill level, experience and your computer literacy.

These courses are delivered online via the Tender Training College’s e-learning system. You can access this at any time.

There is one module per course.

Knowledge checks are conducted throughout and you will complete a Final Assessment at the end of each of the Tender Fundamentals Certificate courses. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded once you complete each course and gain an 80% pass in both Final Assessments.

Once you’ve completed this course, we recommend Develop and Write Winning Tender Content Certificate if you are looking to improve your tender writing skills.

Yes we do. You can phone us on 1300 414 000.

You will require an Internet connection and speakers to complete the course.

Or if you have any further questions not covered here or want to chat with us, contact our Customer Excellence Team.