Conduct international purchasing

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 TLIR4012, 'Conduct international purchasing'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Source international suppliers


Goods to be purchased internationally are identified


Potential sources of supply are researched from relevant information sources


Market structures for proposed purchases are examined


Regulations governing international purchasing are determined


Potential sources of supply are identified from research


Assistance and clarification is sought, as required, to determine and apply workplace policies and procedures, and regulations governing international purchasing of specified goods


Prepare invitations to offer for imported goods


Specifications of requirements for international purchasing of specified goods are obtained from relevant personnel and are clarified as required


Purchasing strategy most appropriate to proposed purchase is selected


Invitations to offer are developed and documented


Invitations to offer are checked for compliance with regulations, organisational policies and procedures and description of required goods


Criteria for evaluating offers are developed and documented and approval is sought and obtained for documented criteria


Approval is sought for issuance of invitations to offer prior to issuance to prospective suppliers


Prepare recommendations in response to offers


Offer documents are received from suppliers


Offer documents are assessed against documented criteria and purchasing strategy requirements


Further information is sought from suppliers, as required, to clarify offers


Offers are evaluated against purchasing criteria


Preferred offer is selected and recommendation are made for approval by relevant personnel


Approval is obtained for recommended offers


Action successful offers


Contract with successful supplier is drafted


Legal expertise is accessed to ensure legality of contract agreements


Contract is issued in accordance with approval received


Unsuccessful offers are informed of outcome of evaluation process


Arrange importation of goods


Risks in ownership and transport of goods from point of delivery to final destination are assessed


Relevant insurance cover is arranged


Agents are sourced as required to arrange inspection, packing, transport, importation, customs clearance and delivery of goods into store


Statutory and regulatory requirements including fumigation and export/import controls are satisfied


Supply and logistics channels are managed to ensure delivery of goods is achieved satisfactorily and within designated timelines


Finalise payment and contract


Advice is obtained on payment strategy to be followed


Arrangements are made to initiate currency hedging, letter of credit or payment by direct cheque or electronic funds transfer in accordance with advice received


Payments are authorised at appropriate times


Actions are taken to ensure any non-compliance with contractual conditions and specifications is rectified