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Advanced Certificate of Procurement

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Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Procurement is essential to many industry sectors, from government departments to private enterprise, and a range of projects, from simple to complex, making this career in high demand.

The Advanced Certificate of Procurement is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage the procurement, purchasing and contract management processes within an organisation.

In this online procurement course, you will learn how to navigate the procurement process, apply procurement procedures and assist with procurement for a project. You will also learn how to identify procurement requirements, conduct procurement activities and assist with supplier selection and performance management.

On completion of this course, you will feel confident in your ability to become an integral contributor to the procurement process for an organisation or department.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Plan purchasing

  • Plan purchasing
  • Prepare invitations
  • Retail purchases
  • Quotations or tenders
  • Legislative requirements
  • Identify suppliers
  • Evaluate sources
  • Policies and procedures
  • Invitations to offer
  • Conduct briefings
  • Recommendations to purchase
  • Obtain specialist expertise
  • Evaluate offers
  • Purchasing performance
  • Evaluation process
  • Purchasing criteria

Unit 2 - Purchase goods and services

  • Purchase goods and services
  • Purchasing requirements
  • Organisation purchasing strategies
  • Administration
  • Specialist purchasing roles
  • Purchasing limits
  • Selection discretion
  • Purchase goods and services
  • Purchasing requirements
  • Organisation purchasing strategies
  • Administration
  • Specialist purchasing roles
  • Purchasing limits
  • Selection discretion
  • Make purchases
  • Purchase request
  • Clarify request
  • Payment methods
  • Direct purchases
  • Credit card purchases
  • Online purchases
  • Standing agreements or accounts
  • Written / verbal quotations
  • Supply agreements
  • Approval for purchases
  • Quotes
  • Formal tenders
  • Selecting suppliers
  • Make the purchase
  • Receive goods
  • Advice relevant personnel
  • Receipts / advices
  • Petty cash vouchers
  • Invoices
  • Corporate credit card transaction
  • Ensure good received are checked
  • Compliance
  • Resolve non-compliance
  • Negotiate solutions
  • Registration of new assets
  • File and store purchase records

Unit 3 - Manage project procurement

  • Determine procurement requirements
  • Project procurement management
  • Contracts
  • Plan purchases and acquisitions
  • Delegated authority
  • Inputs
  • Project scope
  • Tools and techniques
  • Make or buy analysis
  • Contract types
  • Statement of work
  • Contract planning
  • Contract terminology
  • Evaluation
  • Conduct procurement activities
  • Outputs
  • Select sellers
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Seller rating
  • Implement and monitor procurement
  • Contract administration
  • Seller performance
  • Change control
  • Contract variance
  • Procurement finalisation procedures
  • Contract audit

Unit 4 - Negotiate contracts

  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers
  • Without prejudice
  • Negotiation skills
  • Negotiate issues with suppliers
  • Determine desired outcomes
  • Document contract requirements
  • Prepare contracts
  • Draft contract
  • Use legal expertise if required
  • Trade practices legislation
  • Consumer protection legislation
  • Import goods and services
  • Sales of goods legislation
  • Distribute draft contracts
  • Unforeseen circumstances
  • Check validity of draft contracts
  • Finalise contract
  • Sign contracts and exchange
  • Store contract safely
  • Advise unsuccessful suppliers

Unit 5 - Monitor supplier performance

  • Supplier contract
  • Document received supplied goods
  • The purchasing process
  • Procurement process
  • Conformity of goods
  • The four variables
  • Four key aspects of evaluation
  • Supplier non-conformance
  • Purchase order
  • Supplier performance
  • Health and safety
  • Poor performance
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Ethical practices
  • Complete documentation
  • Rating tools
  • The evaluation process
  • Damaged stock report
  • External customer audit
  • Quality importance
  • Maintain records
  • Information security
  • Privacy principles

Unit 6 - Source goods/ services and evaluate contractors

  • Supply requirements
  • Specification of goods and services
  • Purpose of goods and services
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Contractor performance
  • Quantities of goods and services
  • Frequency ordering
  • Push inventory management models
  • Pull inventory management models
  • Potential contractors
  • Comparative costings for goods and services
  • Effective negotiations
  • Cost saving strategies
  • Contractor consistency
  • New to business suppliers
  • Existing supplier evaluations
  • Performance tools
  • Evaluation process
  • Actioning agreements and contracts
  • Privacy procedures

Unit 7 - Apply project procurement procedures

  • Procurement requirements
  • Procurement planning / procedures
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Project management plan
  • Make or buy
  • Contracts
  • Procurement documents
  • Outputs
  • Evaluation
  • Approval process
  • Supplier selection process
  • Evaluation
  • Screening
  • Conduct procurement activities
  • Contract administration
  • Change requests
  • Records management
  • Audits

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

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Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

 

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