Process purchases

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
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 SIRWINV001A, 'Process purchases'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Process purchases' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria




Apply purchasing and procurement procedures.


Define indicators for success of procurement and purchasing activities.


Detail purpose, impact and functions of purchasing in a wholesale business.


Apply appropriate process for purchasing decisions.


Apply procedures for processing competitive bids for goods or services.


Identify types of standards or specifications guiding product or service procurement processes.


Source and review procedures and guidelines for completing relevant purchasing activities.


Complete purchasing and procurement activities.


Process purchasing orders according to business procedures.


Determine scope of delegation to initiate purchase orders.


Complete, report and store information relating to purchases according to business policy and procedures.


Ensure purchase methods conform to business ordering cycle and relevant procedures.


Ensure purchased product or services conform to initial purchase order or standards.


Capture and record purchasing data.


Determine source of different types of procurement information accurately.


Identify type and range of procurement information.


Confirm valid information sources.


Store and administer records of completed purchasing tasks according to confidentiality, security and established business policy and procedures.


Liaise with suppliers to complete procurement processes.


Contact suppliers to complete purchases according to business procedures and available technology.


Utilise technology to accelerate and accurately confirm purchasing and supply arrangements.


Maintain interface with suppliers to ensure the accuracy of communication relating to purchases.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIRWINV001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIR20307 - Certificate II in Wholesale