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Procurement is at the core of business operations; it dictates the products and services utilised in delivering value to respective customers, shareholders or tax payers. In the complexity of the constantly evolving marketplace, procurement skills are being heavily sought after in delivering value for money, sustainable solutions and collaborative partnerships.
Our Diploma of Business (Procurement) has been specifically designed to recognise the skills of those with frontline management accountabilities, with a specialisation in procurement and contract roles. This qualification would apply to individuals who contribute their skills and knowledge to leading, monitoring and guiding the activities of procurement teams. They may demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that procurement activities are conducted effectively, whilst maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
For those interested in procurement within the public sector, we suggest the Diploma of Procurement and Contracting PSP50616.
There are no formal requirements to gain entry into this qualification. Students are required to have access to a workplace, this may include a previous workplace, as long as the skills can still be applied in a simulated manner. If you would like to discuss your acceptance into our workshops based upon your existing experience, please contact our friendly team.
There are two main pathways into this qualification
There are no pre-requisite qualifications required for this course. However there are a number of other qualifications from industry areas such as Business, Health and Safety etc where units can be used to supplement the requirements. If you have completed any courses at a Certificate IV or Diploma level please notify Scope Admin upon your enrolment. Many participants of this program are tertiary qualified professionals currently or seeking to work in the public sector. If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing qualifications please contact our friendly team.
Many students enter this qualification without holding an existing qualifications. It is expected that students will have a minimum of three (3) years to be eligible to enter directly into the diploma level of qualification. Typical positions which suit this qualification are management roles in procurement and/or contracts. Ideally, students are actively involved in evaluating suppliers, planning procurement, selecting suppliers and managing contracts, and writing specifications
If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing experience please contact our friendly team.
The amount of effort and time required for this qualification is based upon your existing skills and experience (find out more on how competency based learning works). It is suggested that the course take approximately 500 hours of learning. However we find that due to our learner profile and the methods by which our programs are structured this is rarely the case. As a guide:
30 minutes (through RPL) to 50 hours
We provide students with the ability to complete the Diploma of Business (Procurement) over a one (1) year period; however we find that the average time is between 3 to 6 months. During that time there is a large variance in the amount of time each student spends working on the qualification. Please contact our staff if you would like an estimate based upon your individual situation
Upon successful completion of twelve (12) chosen units, participants will be awarded the Diploma of Business (Procurement). This program will provide the skills and knowledge to enable participants to effectively and confidently work in a procurement role.
The key benefits will include an understanding of the public sector environment, practical skills in research, planning and implementing procurement, as well as provide participants with a working knowledge of contracts and contract management.
Broadly the Diploma of Business (Procurement) program confirms to an employer your application of the following skills within a professional environment: Communication, research, planning, procurement and contract procurement skills.
Further information is contained within each of the units.
The Diploma of Business (Procurement) requires the completion of twelve (12) units. The following are those selected by Scope Training in consultation with industry. Alternative units may be selected, please contact our friendly team to discuss.
The Diploma of Business (Procurement) conveys to employers that the holder has practically demonstrated the skills and knowledge to work in procurement and/or contracting environments. Furthermore a qualification from Scope Training advocates that the learner has demonstrated the ability to apply these skills in a work context, reassuring employers of job-readiness.
Job Roles include: Procurement Manager, Contract Manager
After successful completion of the Diploma of Business (Procurement) further educational pathways include Diploma of Business, Diploma of Leadership and Management as well as opening the door to many other qualifications.