This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in purchasing and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that purchasing activities are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area. Typically they would have responsibility for the work of other staff. They may work in any industry or organisational setting. They may have whole of procurement life cycle responsibilities or work in specific functions such as contract management or tendering.
Inventory and Purchasing Manager
Site and Purchasing Coordinator.
Total number of units = 8
5 core units plus
3 elective units
2elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below.
The remaining 1 elective unit may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level. If not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from either a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.
Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification.
Purchasing and Contracting
BSBPUR501C Develop, implement and review purchasing strategies
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
BSB41607 Certificate IV in Purchasing or other relevant qualification/s
vocational experience in assisting senior strategic procurement managers to manage purchasing activities but without formal purchasing qualifications.
Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:
Project Management Officer
Project Team Member
Project or Program Administrator.
This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:
BSB60407 Advanced Diploma of Management.
Licensing, Legislative, Regulatory or Certification Considerations
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
conducting research to collect and analyse information and presenting it in report form
consulting and negotiating with internal and external stakeholders
negotiating contracts and using culturally appropriate communication when dealing with international clients
questioning, clarifying and evaluating information
resolving disagreements with suppliers
writing in a range of styles to suit different audiences
building trust and fostering a supply chain culture
supporting staff and networking with others
working with others and clearly identifying their roles and responsibilities
analysing data and evaluating the effectiveness of systems
assessing financial viability of new opportunities and matching organisational capability with market needs
calculating resource requirements and acquiring them
comparing and evaluating data and reports
developing strategies for improvement to business processes and systems
performing cost benefit analyses, budgeting, assessing and managing risk
solving complex and non-routine difficulties
using a variety of problem-solving and decision making strategies
Initiative and enterprise
determining logistics strategies and adjusting them in accordance with new and changing market needs
improving systems and structures based on review and analysis of information
Planning and organising
applying strategic, supply chain and project management skills in complex environments
developing systems that are flexible and responsive to changing circumstances
planning and managing resource acquisition and deployment within budgetary constraints
planning for contingencies and performance
managing own time and priorities, and dealing with contingencies
taking responsibility as required by work role and ensuring all legislative and organisational polices and procedures are followed
using discretion and judgement when required within complex environments
following cultural requirements when dealing with international clients
providing learning and development opportunities for staff
supporting first time users of online purchasing systems
analysing the technical requirements for online purchasing
reviewing technical performance and making improvements as required
using specialist software to manage international purchasing and supply chain management