Conduct international purchasing

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBPUR403B, 'Conduct international purchasing'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Source international suppliers

1.1. Identify goods to be purchased internationally

1.2. Research potential sources of supply from relevant information sources

1.3. Examine market structures for proposed purchases

1.4. Determine regulations governing international purchasing

1.5. Identify potential sources of supply from research

1.6. Seek assistance and clarification as required on which workplace procedures, policies and regulations govern the international purchasing of specified goods

1.7. Apply workplace procedures, policies and regulations governing the international purchasing of specified goods

2. Prepare invitations to offer for imported goods

2.1. Obtain and clarify specifications of requirements for international purchasing of specified goods from relevant personnel as required

2.2. Select purchasing strategy most appropriate to the proposed purchase

2.3. Develop and document invitations to offer

2.4. Ensure invitations to offer are checked for compliance with regulations, organisation's policies and procedures and description of required goods

2.5. Develop, document and obtain approval for criteria for evaluating offers

2.6. Issue invitations to offer to prospective suppliers after gaining approval from relevant personnel to release them

3. Prepare recommendations in response to offers

3.1. Receive offer documents from suppliers

3.2. Assess offer documents against documented criteria and requirements of purchasing strategies

3.3. Seek further information from suppliers, as required, to clarify offers

3.4. Evaluate offers against purchasing criteria

3.5. Select preferred offer and make recommendation for approval to relevant personnel

3.6. Obtain approval for recommended offers

4. Action successful offers

4.1. Draft contract with successful supplier

4.2. Access legal expertise to ensure legality of contract agreements

4.3. Issue contract in accordance with received approval

4.4. Inform unsuccessful offers of outcome of evaluation process

5. Arrange importation of goods

5.1. Assess risks in ownership and transport of goods from point of delivery to final destination

5.2. Arrange relevant insurance cover

5.3. Seek agents as required to arrange inspection, packing, transport, importation, customs clearance and delivery of goods into store

5.4. Satisfy statutory and regulatory requirements including fumigation and export/import controls

5.5. Ensure supply and logistics channels are managed to delivery of goods is achieved satisfactorily and within designated timelines

6. Arrange provision of foreign currency payments

6.1. Obtain advice on payment strategy to be followed

6.2. Receive arrangements made to initiate currency hedging, letter of credit or payment by direct cheque in accordance with advice

6.3. Authorise payments at appropriate times

7. Ensure all contractual obligations are satisfied

7.1. Ensure that actions are taken to ensure that any non-compliance with contractual conditions and specifications is rectified

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBPUR403B appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB41607 - Certificate IV in Purchasing
  • SIR40207 - Certificate IV in Retail Management