Manage 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
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 TLIR5007, 'Manage 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.


Develop and document strategies for international purchasing


Strategic implications for international purchasing are researched and analysed


International market structures are researched


Export requirements of supplier country are researched and analysed


Strategies for international purchasing are drafted and submitted for approval


Implement international purchasing strategies


International purchasing strategies are communicated to relevant personnel and stakeholders


Support is provided to stakeholders to implement international purchasing strategies


Implementation of international purchasing strategies is monitored


Problems and issues arising from implementation of international purchasing strategies are identified and addressed


Undertake more complex international purchasing


Export markets and cultural considerations having a potential impact on international purchasing are researched and appropriate markets are chosen


International legal requirements on sale of goods and Australian regulatory controls applicable to imports into Australia are researched and applied as appropriate


Relevant Incoterms and trade terms are applied


Exception clauses to business conditions are drafted


Discrepancies are clarified and resolved to the satisfaction of all parties


Determine payment strategies


Financial risk management is analysed and available controls are implemented


Source and availability of funds for payment are identified


Currency payment methods - hedging, letters of credit, and payment by cheque upon/after shipment - are researched and analysed


Currency payment methods appropriate to the situation are selected


Expenditure phasing is planned and implemented


Arrange barter or countertrade


Strategic implications of arranging specific barter or countertrade are researched and analysed


Suppliers willing to engage in international barter or countertrade are determined


Commercial conditions for proposed barter or countertrade are negotiated, and agreement is reached with partners


Draft contract is prepared and legal expertise is accessed to check legality of contract agreement


Contracts are approved and issued


Determine logistics strategies


Requirements for pre-shipment inspection are ascertained and arrangements are made


Shipping and other transport risks and facilities are researched and analysed


Regulatory compliance requirements for importation into Australia are researched and analysed


Logistics strategies for the organisation are developed to take account of appropriate transport, insurance and regulatory compliance requirements


Approval is gained from relevant personnel for implementation of logistics strategies


Evaluate international purchasing strategies and implement identified improvements


Implementation of international purchasing strategies is reviewed


Improvements to international purchasing strategies are identified from the review process


Approval is gained to implement improvements to international purchasing strategies


Changes are communicated to relevant stakeholders and support is provided to implement improvements


Implementation of changes is monitored and reviewed to determine effectiveness of improvements