Procurement is a diverse and exciting industry with positions available across many organisations from government departments to private enterprise. If you possess excellent communication and negotiation skills this career might be for you.
The Certificate of Procurement and Contract Management is an online professional development course designed to introduce you to the procurement and contract management and administration process. This online procurement course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to assist with procurement for a project. The course will teach you how to identify procurement requirements, assist with supplier selection, conduct procurement activities, and assist with procurement finalisation activities for projects.
During this course, you will learn how to negotiate terms of contracts with suppliers, and prepare and finalise contracts. The Certificate of Procurement and Contract Management is ideal for those operating in a large or small organisation, with a generic application to a range of industries and organisations and a range of projects, from the simple to more complex.
Unit 1 - Manage project procurement
Determine procurement requirements
Project procurement management
Plan purchases and acquisitions
Tools and techniques
Make or buy analysis
Statement of work
Conduct procurement activities
Implement and monitor procurement
Procurement finalisation procedures
Unit 2 - Manage a contract
Consulting relevant parties about contract requirements
Identifying special provisions
Variations or special needs
Ethical behaviour and code of ethics
4 contract components
The need for specialist legal advice
Intellectual property types (IP)
Equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation
Agreements and modern awards
The National Employment standards (NES)
10 minimal entitlements
Establishing a relationship with the contractor
Policy statement and procedures
Communication strategies and techniques
Manual and procedure handbooks
Meetings and telephone calls
Model of communication
Barriers to effective communication
Body language and using appropriate language
Establishing an disputes and complaint system
Conflict resolution process
Good and effective negotiation
Keeping records of contract progress
Document management strategy
Inspecting contract services to ensure compliance
Managing the relationship with the contractor
Time and comfort
Meetings, agendas and minutes
Despatching copies of minutes
Reports to senior management
Quality assurance procedures
A flow chart for receiving goods
Contacting supplier with stock variations or damage
Cost estimating tools
Monitoring contract costs
Manage a project budget
Authorising payments for contract services
Contract performance and documentation
Unit 3 - Negotiate contracts
Negotiate contracts with suppliers
Negotiate issues with suppliers
Determine desired outcomes
Document contract requirements
Use legal expertise if required
Trade practices legislation
Consumer protection legislation
Import goods and services
Sales of goods legislation
Distribute draft contracts
Check validity of draft contracts
Sign contracts and exchange
Store contract safely
Advise unsuccessful suppliers
Estimated duration 45 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
The course training is very informative and will surely guide me in my work dealings, and the AOC team has been very prompt and helpful.
L.Bandiola, Melbourne, VIC | Certificate of Procurement and Contract Management
Found content of this course to be very constructive and useful in my day to day work
D. McGregor, Alexandra Hills, QLD | Certificate of Procurement and Contract Management
The course is very useful and it helped me improve my competencies and experience in procurement.
E. Isselmou, SA | Certificate of Procurement and Contract Management
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 45 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $150.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.