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Package overview

Improve your skills and knowledge on the fundamentals elements of tenders and tendering, learn how to run an effective bid preparation process and improve your tender writing skills. 

Tender Fundamentals Certificates 1 and 2 provide you a breakdown of both sides of tendering, including how tendering fits within the procurement process and an overview of the fundamental elements of tendering, including how to develop a compliant and competitive proposal.

Effective Bid Preparation Certificate provides you with the key steps that bidding parties take to develop a professional response document and deliver a winning bid – on time.  

It will give you a structured and systematic approach for the bid process to make tendering easier, meet the deadline and put you in the best position to win the bid.

In the Tender Writing Certificate, you will learn how to write a top-scoring answer to a tender question and improve your tender writing skills with a step-by-step process.

Gain an understanding of the steps involved to ensure your tender response is compliant, answers the question comprehensively and is compelling to read.

8-9 hours study time
Four certificates for $895 inc GST– save $190!

The Complete Online Tender Training Package Toolkit

Downloadable training notes 
Tender checklist and templates
Support while you study
Certificate of 
Instant Online Access 

Is this the package for me?


Tender Fundamentals Certificates 1 and 2 are designed for professionals who are new to bidding, or who want a refresh in the foundational elements of government and private sector tenders.

The Effective Bid Preparation Certificate is designed for professionals who are involved in and responsible for coordinating and preparing tenders. 

The Tender Writing Certificate will help you write a top-scoring response to a tender questions using an example RFP.

These courses are applicable for professionals who prepare their tenders on their own, or as part of a tender team. 

This package is relevant for tenders in multiple industries, including construction, manufacturing, cleaning, defence, professional services and health, as it focuses on the core fundamentals elements of tenders, bid preparation and tender writing. 

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What our customers have learnt

“I will be applying the skills I learnt directly to my tender writing. Thank you,” Matthew Jacques

“I highly recommend this course. It was informative, practical and
without much jargon. The lessons learned can immediately be applied to make a difference in your workforce,"
Zack Nader

When undertaking online training courses, we seek an instructor that has a full grasp of the course material, the training modules are robust and industry specific examples are offered to validate the information we are learning. The online tender training courses we have undertaken with Kate at the Tender Training College exceeded our expectations and we were able to utilise the course material and step by step guidelines to respond effectively and concisely in our recent tender writing submissions,”
Kim Chandler - Business Highway

What You Will Learn:

Tender Fundamentals Certificate 1

Gain context of how tenders form part of the procurement process to understand what the buyer aims to achieve through a competitive bid. You will learn:

  • The purpose of tenders and tendering
  • An overview of the procurement process, including competitive tendering
  • Different tendering approaches and tender documents
  • Core components of a typical tender document and their functions
  • How a tender is evaluated and what the client is looking to achieve.

Tender Fundamentals Certificate 2

Tender Fundamentals Certificate 2 will provide you with an overview of how to develop a compliant and competitive tender price and written response. You will learn:

  • Key factors bidding parties consider when determining whether to bid 
  • The key deliverables which comprise a winning bid, including answering all questions, including mandatory information, reviewing the contract and identifying relevant tender requirements. 
  • Demonstrate value for money. 
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Effective Bid Preparation Certificate

If you want to prepare a tender efficiently and effectively – and avoid the last minute panic – then this course is for you.

The Effective Bid Preparation Certificate covers:

  • The steps that potential suppliers take to respond to a tender
  • Key roles and responsibilities of bid team members
  • Engaging the bid team
  • How to identify pricing requirements
  • How to identify and manage submission requirements
  • Develop a bid program 
  • Best practice draft and review process
  • Key tips for finalising and submitting a professional tender
  • Collating feedback on the tender response and process.


Tender Writing  Certificate

Tender Writing Certificate is focused on the skills and capabilities to improve your tender writing. You will learn a step-by-step process to answer a tender question, including:

  • Analyse the question to understand what it is asking
  • Identify all parts of the question to answer it completely
  • Overcome common difficulties with tender questions.
  • Identify relevant tender requirements and show how you will meet them
  • Identify relevant evaluation criteria and apply them to the question.
  • Design a response using a clear structure
  • Write a strong introduction with a direct answer
  • Provide the detail to answer comprehensively
  • Create order and flow of information.
  • Write for a wide-ranging audience
  • Learn how to demonstrate and substantiate, and communicate benefits
  • Create easy-to-read sentences
  • Use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

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We make it easy to study online 

Tenders are tricky enough, so we made it easy to access our online training courses.

Follow these three steps to upskill now. 

Step 1. Select

Decide which course is best for you - or we can help you with this. 

Step 2. Enrol

Enrol and purchase the course, and create your account on our website. 

Step 3. Study

Log into your account and access your tender training course. 

Presented by, Kate Burrows,
Founder and Managing Director

Kate founded and launched the Tender Training College to help people and businesses secure their futures after more than a decade as one of Australia’s most successful tender management consultants.

Kate has more than 20 years of experience in business, supporting some of Australia’s largest companies in the finance, infrastructure, professional services, engineering, human services and transport sectors.

“I have helped clients win more than $25 billion in government tenders across Australia and New Zealand.” 

“I am really excited that we can offer a quality training solution that upskills people and businesses to be successful in the Australian tender environment.”

Kate is supported by a number of e-learning consultants and other tender subject matter experts to produce tender writing and other courses covering the tendering process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to complete?

Typically, it takes between 6 - 8 hours to complete all of the courses. You can complete the Complete Online Tender Training Package at your own pace. You will have 12 months to complete your study.

The length of time required to complete the courses may vary depending on your skill level, your previous experience and level of computer literacy.

How do I access the courses?

Once you buy and enrol in the courses, you will receive an email with your log-in details to access to the courses.

The Complete Online Tender Training Package courses are delivered online via the Tender Training College’s e-learning system. You will require an Internet connection and speakers to complete the courses.

You can access this system at any time, and stop and start the certificates as you like.

Is there an assessment or exam?

Our competency based training and assessments means you will be tested on your knowledge throughout each module. This means the learnings from the courses are embedded, and you can apply them to writing tenders immediately once you complete the courses.

You will complete a Final Assessment at the end of each course. A certificate will be awarded at the completion of each course and when you gain an 80% pass in each of the Final Assessments.

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  • Downloadable training notes
  • Tender glossary
  • Tender templates, including bid response, tender program and document tracker templates
  • Tender writing checklist
  • Certificates of achievement
  • Immediate course access. 

Package cost: $895 inc GST
Study time: 8–9 hours

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