Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB51518) Online

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**The Diploma of Business (Procurement) BSB51518 supersedes the Diploma of Purchasing BSB51515 and is the most up-to-date qualification, delivering in-demand skills designed for the modern Procurement and Supply Chain Managers.


Get qualified in Procurement

Increase your procurement skill-set and ready yourself for the next opportunity in your procurement career with a Diploma of Business (Procurement) online. Develop, implement and review procurement strategies and learn to analyse your organisation’s procurement data and information. With graduate outcomes in a diverse range of industries, job opportunities include procurement officer, contract manager, category manager and supplier relations manager.

Plan your study around your work and life – not the other way around. With no scheduled classes or tutorials to attend, you can study at your own pace, and complete the Diploma in your own time. Start putting your learning into practice almost immediately, with workplace-based assessments, and course content designed for the modern workplace.

Partnering with our Learning Coaches for one-on-one support, we’ll guide you through the course and provide you with the keys to your own success.

Get started today and try us out risk-free for 30 days*.

  • 100% online, self-paced study,
  • Study for how long you want, when you want,
  • Fit your study time around your lifestyle – not the other way around,
  • No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials,
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet,
  • Payment plans that can be tailored to your budget,
  • Generous 24-month enrolment period, with free course extension and deferral options.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework


Part-Time: Approx. 12-14 months
Full-Time: Approx. 12 months

Generous 24-month enrolment period


Flexible Plans: Starting from just $51/wk
Upfront Discount: Only $3495*

Save up to 12.7%** when you pay a $1495 upfront deposit


Core: 5 Core Units
Elective: 6 Hand-selected Units

Content created in partnership with industry leaders

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Course Details


Get job-ready with industry relevant units designed to help you succeed

As a result of completing your online Diploma of Business (Procurement), you’ll be able to confidently understand and apply the most appropriate procurement strategy for your business.

There are 5 core units of competency and 6 electives:

BSBPRC504 Manage a Supply Chain
BSBPRC501 Manage Procurement Strategies
BSBPRC502 Manage Supplier Relationships
BSBCRT502 Develop Critical Thinking in Others
BSBPRC505 Manage Ethical Procurement Strategy
BSBWHS521 Ensure a Safe Worplace for a Work Area
BSBPMG518 Manage Project Procurement
PSPPCM008 Manage Contract Performance
PSPPCM009 Finalise Contracts
BSBMGT516 Facilitate Continuous Improvement
PSPPCM010 Manage Procurement Risk


Our courses are 100% online and are self-paced.

This means you can choose to study on a more intense time schedule, or just fit it around your lifestyle when you can.
The course can be completed in as little as 12 months with a full-time study load or in 12-14 months on a part-time study load, but we allow a generous 24-month standard course enrolment duration.

We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.

  • Complete the course your way – at your own time, pace and convenience
  • You win from the start with no classes, no rush hour dash or parking hassles
  • Tutorials are easily navigated and the order can be adapted to your priorities
  • Unit quizzes serve to demonstrate knowledge obtained
  • You receive a personal learning plan and regular feedback and personal assistance from our experienced facilitators
  • Learning occurs on the job and you can apply your knowledge while you study for immediate results

Depending on your current skills and amount of experience you have, you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for course acceleration.

Study Pathways

Get ahead in your career with:

There are more options for career advancement available after securing a Diploma of Business (Procurement). Many students choose to complete a Double Diploma or go onto complete further study such as:

Entry & Study Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite study requirements.

In order to succeed in our online qualifications, our students are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older at the time of registration
  • Demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills

The required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills for Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications is ACSF Level 3.

To ensure you have the ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us, you may be required to completed a language, literacy and numeracy test if English is not your first language and you do not hold any nationally recognised Australian qualifications.

Upon enrolment, all students will also be assessed over time by their learning coach for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite ACSF standard for the qualification, the coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve additional support or withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.

While there is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.

Please refer to the relevant CAL Policies and the Student Handbook for full details of the entry-level requirements procedure.

Technical Requirements

You will need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or another device with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets (eg: Google Docs, iWork, etc)
  • A PDF Reader installed
Recognition of Prior Learning

Get credit for demonstrated skills and knowledge

If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability, you may be eligible for RPL.
This process may enable you to get unit credits for competencies you’ve already demonstrated so you can fast-track your qualification.

Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning here or contact us to see what you might qualify for.

Fees & Payment Options
  • 53.4%

    % of managers with at least a Diploma qualification

The wealth of knowledge Michael had was fantastic. I feel I will be supported throughout the program.

Michael Van Langenberg

It covered all topics. Talent management, operations, leadership and metrics. Great overview issues in work place discussion. Great output.

Lenny Ewers

Inspiring that I’m on the right track. This course will benefit me personally and my organization overall.

Dawn Penney

Very practical and useful information that is directly related to the workplace.

Angela Henderson

As the course has progressed it has really increased my knowledge and improved my confidence in the workplace!

Sarah West

In an interview, the panel were interested in my history of people management and delivering high quality customer service. They noted that my formal study in this area reflected my suitability for this position.

Jenny Culver

Course Outcomes

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Get a nationally recognised and respected qualification

Adding a nationally accredited qualification to your arsenal will show potential employers that you’re serious about succeeding in your Purchasing career.

You’ll study standardised, industry-relevant units that will encourage you to apply your knowledge and learning in real-world situations and gain real, job-ready skills.
Awarded by the Australian Government, this Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB51518) is recognised and respected nationally so there’s nothing left standing in your road to success.

  • The diploma course is designed in consultation with industry experts to give you the skills necessary to be a successful Procurement Professional.
  • Make smart procurement decisions backed by proven best practices and manage the supply chain process from budgeting through to reporting and recording inventory and inflow/outflow performance.
  • Practical applications and assessments based on workplace evidence.
  • The skills taught within the course have been structured to give you superior flexibility when applying them in the workplace
  • A qualification you can trust.

Career Opportunities

Invest in your career with a qualification

Procurement professionals are involved in all aspects of the company’s business, from product sourcing, finding cost savings, corporate strategy to production. Some common industries demanding skilled purchasing managers are retail stores, manufacturing, FMCG, car dealerships, and many others.

  • Starting salary of $67 000 for Procurement Agents and Buyers*
  • Median Salary of $97 000 for Procurement Manager’s*
  • Median salary of $98 000 for Category Manager’s*

In-Demand Skills for a Procurement Manager

The Modern Procurement Professional

This course is designed to give you the skills needed to understand and apply the most appropriate procurement strategy for your business. Procurement work can be challenging, ranging from fostering relationships with suppliers to build strong partnerships, through to maximising your supply chain efficiency with the available resources.
Through completing this diploma you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the most appropriate procurement strategy for your business
  • Foster positive partnerships with suppliers
  • Budget and plan for new and existing strategies and products
  • Understand how to find inefficiencies in the supply chain and address them going forward
  • Make smart procurement decisions backed by proven best practices
  • Manage inventory and business records systems

Purchasing Manager
Procurement Manager
Category Manager

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