BSB50120

Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB50120) Online

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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.

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  • 96% of our students surveyed said they achieved their study goal - you can too.
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  • Receive two FREE short courses for furthering or achieving your goals.
Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

TIMEFRAME

Part-Time: Approx. 14 -16 months
Full-Time: Approx. 12 months

Generous 24-month enrolment period

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Flexible Plans: Starting from just $48/wk
Upfront Discount: Only $3295*

Save up to 11.9%** when you pay a $1495 upfront deposit

UNITS

Hand-selected: 12 Hand-selected Units

Content created in partnership with industry leaders

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Course Details

Units

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. We’ve hand-selected these 12 units to align your skills with industry expectations.

CODE PROGRAM
BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
BSBPRC502 Manage supplier relationships
BSBPRC504 Manage a supply chain
BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBPRC505 Manage ethical procurement strategy
BSBINS512 Monitor business records systems
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
PSPPCM008 Manage contract performance
PSPPCM009 Finalise contracts

Duration

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 14 -16 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

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.

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 or desktop computer with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection,
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office or Office for Mac, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets,
  • A PDF Reader installed,
  • Full permissions to install and access third-party software as required.

You will also need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or device with an adequate camera to undertake video calls for assessments as required. Typically, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer with the latest version of Chrome. Please check to ensure your device/s align with the system requirements for our major services:

  • Brightspace D2L – Our Learning Management System (LMS) platform
  • Zoom – Our video call platform
  • Respondus – Our quiz assessment platform
  • Vidyard – Our video embedding platform

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

CAL Offer flexible payment plans to suit any budget

At The College for Adult Learning, we understand that not all students are in a position to pay for their studies upfront. For this reason we offer flexible weekly or monthly payment plans that can suit any lifestyle or budget.

Payment Plan Payment Amount Payment Plan Length Total Amount Paid
Discounted Upfront Fee* $1495 + $105.88/mo Upfront Deposit + 17 Months $3295
12 x Monthly Payments $300 12 Months $3600
52 x Weekly Payments $70 52 Weeks $3640
18 x Monthly Payments $205 18 Months $3690
78 x Weekly Payments $48 78 Weeks $3744

*Please note: The College for Adult Learning’s obligations as an RTO include taking actions to protect your fees. These protections exist to ensure that you can enrol with confidence. The principal protection which is provided to you is a pre-paid fee limit; CAL will never require you to pay more than $1,500 in advance and will never allow your advance payment balance to rise above $1,500.



**In conformance with the protections and to make our course fees more accessible to our students, you will only be required to pay $1495 at the time of registration, with a $105.88 recurring monthly payment debited for the next 17 months, equalling a total payment of $3294.96 - saving you up to 11.9% off the normal payment plan fees.

FEE-HELP and VET Loans

In order to maintain the high quality training we’re so proud of, we are not affiliated with FEE-HELP schemes or VET Student Loans, and remain a Fee For Service provider. We understand the financial pressure and concerns that come with undertaking study, so we keep our prices highly competitive and offer flexible payment plans to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the diploma in procurement?

The Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB50120) is a qualification for professionals working mainly in the supply chain industry looking to upskill into procurement roles such as Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Category Manager or others. This diploma is a Nationally Recognised qualification in Australia and is internationally respected. The procurement diploma online teaches in-demand technical skills including managing business resources, business records, budgets, contracts and financial plans, developing sustainability procedures and more. Procurement professionals undertaking this course are able to develop essential soft skills in critical thinking, managing supplier relationships, workplace communication and facilitating continuous improvement. It is recommended for professionals to have some procurement or supply chain job role experience before undertaking the online procurement diploma.

How long does the diploma in procurement take?

A diploma in procurement can take approximately 12 months to complete if studying full-time. The duration of your qualification is also dependent on how many hours you put in each week to study, however at CAL all students are offered a generous 24-month self-paced enrolment period to complete their online procurement diploma qualifications.

Can I do the procurement qualification online?

You can study the procurement qualification online successfully with the right qualification provider. Studying online means no compulsory classes and the freedom to study on your terms. Studying the diploma of procurement online is ideal for working professionals who need to fit study around their busy lifestyle. At CAL, all courses are delivered 100% online, and completely self-paced. Make your way through the units with clear tutorials, supporting content, as well as regular checkpoints to test and strengthen your learning along the way.

What can I do with a business procurement diploma?

The Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB50120) is a qualification that will allow you to pursue higher management roles within the various supply chain sectors, but also pursue procurement roles in business as the roles of procurement change in the modern world of work. Traditionally, procurement has always existed as a function within the supply chain sector, however, with more and more businesses going global, there are opportunities for procurement professionals to secure these roles in business spending. There is a lot you can do with a business procurement diploma as the transferable skills learnt within the qualification are crucial to almost any supply chain sector, business or management role. With a diploma in procurement, you can confidently pursue management roles such as Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager or Category Manager. By undertaking this qualification online, you can continue to work in your current job role whilst upskilling with business management skills to further your procurement career.

What is the difference between procurement and purchasing?

The difference between procurement and purchasing is that procurement is the process of getting the goods and services for the company. In the overall supply chain process, the procurement function stops once the company has possession of the goods. Purchasing is a sub-set function of procurement, it refers only to the buying of goods or services and includes receiving and payment steps. These two functions work closely together as purchasing is a part of procurement. Purchasing managers work closely with procurement managers and vice versa. Working in procurement means having skills and knowledge related to purchasing functions to ensure success in the overall procurement process.

What qualifications do you need for procurement?

For a successful procurement career, a qualification like the Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB50120) is the best way to develop in-demand technical skills and knowledge, paired with the essential soft skills necessary for higher-level management roles. After completing a fundamental qualification like the online procurement diploma, procurement professionals pursuing senior supply chain management roles strongly benefit from undertaking a leadership diploma to further develop management skills and stand out from the competitive job market.

What are three careers in procurement?

Rewarding careers in procurement can exist in a variety of supply chain sectors and businesses. A procurement manager position is a vital role and has responsibilities in procuring goods and services for organisations. A key part of a procurement managers role is looking after supplier relationships – this means keeping track of current costs and supplier relationship value, and sourcing potential new suppliers. Procurement managers also assess the total costs of company purchases, and continually develop strategies for procuring and distributing goods or services. The average annual salary for a procurement manager starts at $98,000 (Job Outlook).

Category managers usually have a particular part of the supply chain process they manage and often (depending on the size of the company) report to the purchasing or procurement manager. Category managers look after detailed aspects within projects and also have responsibilities in data management and analysis. Category managers have a more hands-on role, they understand the daily operations of the front-level workforce and can solve daily operational issues. The average annual salary for a category manager is around $98,000 (Seek).

Purchasing Managers are similar to procurement managers but responsibilities lie within a subset of the procurement process – the actual buying of goods and services. Purchasing managers look after all payments and must have strong financial skills. Purchasing managers work with different departments and have a mixture of skills and abilities from product knowledge to sales skills and relationship management skills. Depending on the size of the company, the average annual salary for purchasing managers is around $72,000 (Job Outlook).

Are procurement jobs in demand?

Procurement job roles are in high demand with procurement manager jobs projected to have strong growth in the next 5 years as well as approximately 6000 new jobs to be created in the Australian distribution and procurement industry (Job Outlook). Procurement professionals are an integral part of the supply chain and help to ensure efficient and effective operations within the supply chain process.

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College for Adult Learning
4.2
Based on 220 reviews
Tsvakai Gama
Tsvakai G.
10:01 07 Nov 22
I recently finished a Double Diploma in Quality Auditing and Business Compliance at CAL. I had a wonderful experience, the learning material is very rich and the staff is very supportive! Their online learning portal is user friendly. I highly recommend CAL to anyone wanting to study online. My special thanks go to Marissa and Robyn for their patience and support throughout the course of my study, you are much appreciated!
Shannon Watkins
Shannon W.
21:57 01 Nov 22
After 2 years I have completed a Double Diploma of Building and Construction Management and Project Management. There are no other RTO's where you can do this and undertake work at your own pace in your own time. I have seen the online platform and case studies improve greatly over this time and highly recommend anyone who wants to study to consider CAL. Massive thanks to Nasser, Marissa and Wendy who were my coaches over this time.
Joseph Sifostratoudakis
Joseph S.
06:16 09 Oct 22
I just recently completed a Diploma of Building & Construction Management with the College for Adult Learning. I would highly recommend this course to all who want to further their knowledge and careers in this industry. The course material was relevant and practical for use in real work situations. The learning coaches were also extremely helpful and always available to assist. A big thank you to my main learning coach Marissa and also to Robyn for going above and beyond to support me. Very much appreciated.
Zack Walsh
Zack W.
00:45 05 Oct 22
Easy to navigate platform with constant updates to provide the students the most up to date and easy to use curriculum. The assessors I dealt with were knowledgeable, helpful, patient and without them, I wouldn't have gotten the pleasant experience or results I did. Special shout-out to coaching staff - Nasser and Marissa, who I leaned on quite a lot for assistance.
Colin De Vincentiis
Colin De V.
06:30 03 Oct 22
If I am completely honest, this is a review for Marissa L more than CAL.I can honestly say I wouldn't have finished my Dip. L & M without her encouragement and guidance.She is an asset to CAL.Thanks Marissa :)
Rod Oberg
Rod O.
02:43 27 Sep 22
I have just completed my Double Diploma in Project Management and Construction Management and CAL made it easy. Special shout out to Marissa and Tracey for her help and guidance to get me over the line. I strongly recommend this to anyone especially through the RPL track. The helpful admin team was always available to help and just a phone call away. Thanks CAL Team
adam monaghan
adam M.
00:47 14 Sep 22
I recently completed a double diploma in project management + construction management. The online platform was very user friendly and I was able to understand the follow the content pretty well. If I required assistance there was always motivated staff ready to assist and resolve any issues in a timely manner.Special thanks to Marrisa Litonjua and Wendy Close who assisted me greatly in further understanding the subjects and course content.CAL also offer recognition of prior learning which assisted me as I have been in the industry for 16 years and was able to gain recognition of a large amount of the course content.I would definitely train and study with CAL again in any future opportunities.
Grace McLachlan
Grace M.
01:58 13 Sep 22
I found studying through CAL practical as there were no deadlines to meet, the work was all actually what self-paced is all about. All the assessors I have completed by studies with were excellent, friendly and happy to be flexible where needed. If you are contemplating study, with the addition of work and children, CAL is your calling! Diploma now completed and I could not be happier!
Matthew Walter
Matthew W.
20:17 06 Sep 22
I completed a Dual Diploma (Leadership & Management + Business) while working full time and juggling busy family life during this crazy period in history. This was made possible by the amazing staff and CALs focus on adult education. A big shout out to Marissa Litonjua (Learning Coach) who provided the amazing support and encouragement required to navigate the challenges and opportunities of adult education.
Mark Tan
Mark T.
04:31 29 Aug 22
I just completed a Diploma of Human Resources Management (plus the Cert IV pathway package). It was a seamless process and the staff were always providing excellent support. While I had a variety of learning coaches, most of the guidance were given by Marissa L and Kerri W. They are highly experienced and provided an advanced level of coaching. Would thoroughly recommend this option.
Belinda Bannister
Belinda B.
03:17 19 Aug 22
Love the level of detail both taught and required.Great preparation for future employment.
Steven Chilton
Steven C.
01:25 15 Aug 22
I have just completed my Double Diploma in Quality Auditing and Business (Compliance) with CAL. The experience has been a positive one, the two main coaches/assessors that have supported me through are Marissa and Robyn - they are amazingly patient and helped me through the assessment workbooks. Thank you both very much! I would recommend studying with CAL as the student portal is easy to navigate and there is flexibility with choosing simulation assessment times. After a short break I will be studying with CAL again.
Reuben Archer
Reuben A.
09:45 03 Aug 22
I have been doing a double diploma for a few months now, and have found the staff to be very helpful, in both completing the assigned tasks and conducting the roleplays. The staff have great customer focus, and make you really feel good about yourself and the quality of the work you produce. Feedback is always very helpful and focused. I recently asked for guidance in attaining a plan to reach my desired job role. The information provided was extremely helpful. I now feel confident in what I need to do to get the role I desire. I was provided with a well thought out plan and provided with actions I can take that will help me not only attain my desired role, but a plan I can utilise for any work-related career in the future. I got a lot more than I expected. The 30 min career guidance session provided me confidence and a well thought out plan. Anyone looking to better their career, goals, and ambitions, I highly recommend “College for Adult Learning” 5 Stars!
Girish Kakade
Girish K.
08:15 29 Jul 22
A very detailed and systematically designed course with excellent; helpful and friendly staff members. The mentors were very helpful and they guided me thoroughly.It was quite a challenge to get Diploma in Project Management (BSB 50280) and Diploma in Construction Management (CPC 50308) while working but when you consistently work towards your goal, success is just next step away.I would definitely recommend Nasser Babaee- a good mentor and a guide; Kerry Waddell; Marissa Litonjua and Mehran Babaee- very supportive and a good guide. Without them the journey would have been very difficult.Thank you.
Elliott Gordon
Elliott G.
03:35 27 Jul 22
Jenni was so good at what she does, she was clear and informative, I really appreciated her tips and insights
Diane Psaila
Diane P.
08:31 19 Jul 22
I am very pleased I made the decision to undertake online study with CAL. The flexibility of working at my own pace, and the ease of communicating with the administration team, coaches, and assessors, have contributed to achieving my goal of completing a Diploma of Quality Auditing. Assessment roleplays were difficult to organise during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, where I needed to seek friends or colleagues willing to act as participants for a zoom meeting, write the scripts for everyone to meet the required criteria, record the session, and submit it for assessment. While this was enjoyable, it was time consuming. Assessor, Robyn Smith, implemented an excellent method of assuming the role as auditee / audit team, conducting a role-play simulation via zoom, where I was assessed immediately on my performance and received constructive feedback. I was able to make bookings for upcoming role-plays, which kept me to task in maintaining a steady flow of working at my assessments. I appreciate the guidance, skills and knowledge I have gained, and thank CAL for their part in my professional journey.
Cheryl Duffy
Cheryl D.
06:29 06 Jul 22
I started a douple diploma of Business Administration & Practice Management in October 2020. I originally gave myself the full two years to complete the diplomas and have finished ahead of schedule after 20 months. I'll be honest and say it was really hard work at times as I also work full time and am juggling three children but I did it and couldn't be happier.The course content was good but I found listening to the tutorials hard work as the voices were really monotone. I ended up printing the script and reading it myself which helped.Pro's about the course:Good course contentWorked at my own paceCon's about the courses:Difficulty booked coaching sesions in a reasonable time particularly as I am in WAResponse to coach questions weas sometimes delayedThere were some typos in the script that were confusing at timesOn the whole, it has been a positive experience.Thanks CAL
Sue Patterson
Sue P.
00:56 04 May 22
Wonderful learning platform with great staff who are very experienced and offer such a huge amount of support - I have recommended CAL to my admin collegues who are keen to upskill themselves.
Corey Thomas
Corey T.
22:21 03 May 22
I recently completed a diploma in business and a diploma in management & leadership. I felt my assessor Marissa Litonjua was amazing and help me in every aspect throughout my journey. It was well structured and I was able to complete the course at a pace that worked well with my busy lifestyle.
Khanna Chem
Khanna C.
03:52 11 Apr 22
The college for Adults Learning has really helped me with my full time schedule with work and being a new mum, I love the fact that it's self-dependent learning and is flexible. I would highly recommend it for those who want to challenge themself while juggling everyday work/life balance. It's great and the coach support are all so lovely too.
Jack Morrison
Jack M.
20:51 20 Mar 22
I just completed a double diploma of business & leadership and management with CAL. Marrissa, Kerri and all of the team were so helpful throughout the entire course. If your looking to complete a diploma which works around your own schedule/lifestyle, whilst still having first class support and coaching then College for Adult Learning is the perfect choice. Thank you again CAL.
Ashley Forbes
Ashley F.
08:32 16 Mar 22
I have just completed the Dual Diploma of Business (Operations) + Leadership and Management. I would like to say a special thank you to the following CAL individuals that made this year of studying an amazing experience, thank you for your support and expertise throughout my study journey with CAL:Alec CottonKerre BurleyMarissa LitonjuaI found CAL to be highly professional, assessments were marked on time, role plays were fabulous, I can not fault CAL in anything and i would highly recommend them as a study institution.
Mazvita Mataranyika
Mazvita M.
09:22 11 Mar 22
The learning management system spark is really good. Easy to navigate! One of the best I've used in my long academic career. Well done CAL!The coaches are all lovely.I did a double diploma in practice management and business administration with CAL. I thought the assessments were overloaded with so much stuff that I know the assessors didn't even get a chance to thoroughly read everything. I think CAL can assess the same content with briefer tasks.There are lots of irrelevant activities that I had to complete as part of the journal. I do not see the point of overloading students with a bunch of activities to 'bulk up' the course. It does not add value and it's so time consuming. Personally, I found it so demoralising to get 1 question off the 90% mark required to skip the journal and then have to submit a good 20-30 pages of random activities that no one reads.For example with the manage health billing unit, there is no single tutorial video recorded for the topic of managing health billing they just took tutorials from other units. ( I know because I did some of the tutorials in my other units). My problem is that there's a whole bunch of irrelevant tutorials that you have to go through only to discover that assessments only focus on one learning document within a single tutorial. So why waste our time on the other stuff? Make it relevant or cut it out.Marking criteria and strictness across coaches (asessers) is widely varied. Some coaches e.g Robyn and Marissa are really relaxed, they are willing to accept reasonable answers, others are very strict eg Meagan Rawlings is very stringent with her marking criteria.. ie you can write someting which is true but she won't accept it because it's not on her answer sheet.When the questions have been worded very vaguely and open ended, and also the unit tutorials are mostly irrelevant, it can be very frustrating to be told to resubmit assignments over and over again for tiny details that don't add much value to your overall understanding of the key concepts.Studying with CAL is a great way to test your patience and ability to sift through a whole lot of rubbish to find the good bits. It's not all bad...
ximena Czaja
ximena C.
00:20 08 Mar 22
First the bad: I found the language used in the tasks/assessments to be a little vague and confusing. On talking with my coach, things were cleared up, but it's that initial confusion that was slightly disheartening.It was usually a 48hr wait to speak to a coach.Now the good: My coach Marissa was great at helping me work through the issues and keeping me motivated to get through the assessments, especially during the simulations. She gives clear and concise feedback.That you can do this in your own time, is really great and if you're running behind, as I did, they're open to a discussion on extensions or what can be done to help you get through the course.There is now a new format and it's much easier to use, clearer on segments and progress.Warning: the quiz's use a lockout software that are not always compatible with a work laptop (as I was using), so keep that in mind :)
Mei Shen Wong
Mei Shen W.
09:45 01 Mar 22
Finally completed my course with the help and guidance from Marissa. Couldnt thank her enough
Hannah Boland
Hannah B.
05:33 01 Mar 22
CAL has been a great institution to study with while working full-time as it is self-paced. The support from the coaches has been fantastic, and the ability to use real-work situations and RPL towards assessments cuts the workload down dramatically. The main downside to their programs is the overload of required work. Learning journals, quizzes and assessment tasks with 25+ pages of instructions are not uncommon. A special thanks to Marissa for being a wonderful coach who has kept me on track to the end! The rest of the admin staff have also been excellent - always following up issues and providing a great experience. Thanks CAL team!
Rani Bhattarai
Rani B.
06:25 27 Feb 22
I did my Diploma in Business Administration. I had a lot of support throughout my journey. Marissa was the best educator anyone can ever had as she has helped me so much when I was struggling with my journal work. Big Thanks to Megan as well as she was very helpful and thoughtful.
Megha Gupta
Megha G.
04:18 24 Feb 22
These people are absolute angels. Helping you through in every way. I joined a course last year in lockdown and couldn't pay for it because of Covid - they helped me a lot and then I decided to change courses, even that was a piece of cake. highly recommend.
Terry Froggatt
Terry F.
00:13 14 Feb 22
Hi,I recently enrolled in a Double Diploma Compliance and Quality Audit with the Adult College for Learning. I have found the enrolment process, the quality of the on-line materials and the responses by their coaches to be exemplary. Dr Terry Froggatt
Michael Groger
Michael G.
09:18 13 Feb 22
I started my career on the tools and later transitioned into an office position. It took me a while to understand, but working in an office position is a skill that can be learned and honed. Thanks to the College for Adult Learning I now feel well equipped working in all aspects of my roll as a Technical Manager. A big thank you to Marissa from the College for Adult Learning for taking this extra bit of time to guide me through the course and making my learning experience pleasant.
Ketrina Humberdross
Ketrina H.
07:37 13 Feb 22
I really enjoyed studying with cal very good support and the course was very well structured if you are a mature aged person I recommend studying with cal and huge thank you to Marissa she is a wonderful coach and mentor.
Ketrina Humberdross
Ketrina H.
07:07 13 Feb 22
I did my diploma in business administration I found the course to be very informative and the support was incredibly if you want to study and your of a mature age I recommend college of adult learning
Carolyn
Carolyn
05:38 13 Feb 22
I have just completed a double diploma with CAL. Comprehensive course materials and easy to use platform. However requirements to complete units were very time consuming. A big workload including lengthy, involved assessments with many role plays and presentations as well as a lot of written documentation. In addition to assessments, compulsory quizzes and many activities that had to be completed and submitted. I found both the coaches and administrative staff very responsive and professional in dealing with issues when raised. Studying with CAL would suit students who are self-motivated and self-directed with a lot of time to commit to their studies. I would definitely recommend CAL to people who really want to learn :)
Sharna Ritchie
Sharna R.
05:18 12 Feb 22
(*Edited) - I initially gave a one star rating with the feedback below. However I have now changed this to a 4 star rating due to receiving a telephone call from Michael (manager of the Success Team at CAL). He reached out to me and listened and discussed my situation. He had done his homework in looking up my requests as well which impressed me. He was patient, professional and personable. Long story short he granted me my extension which was a huge weight off my shoulders. Thank you Michael (you deserve your role/title and some).(Initial review) - Really poor course format and poor coaching support. They are really quick to sign you up and take your money. When you need support, it is not immediate - you have to book an appointment which could be a week later. If you don't do your course within 24 months you have to pay extra to extend it and you can't apply for an extension until 6 months prior to the end of your course.The course format was changed halfway through the course due to not meeting national standards. There was no flexibility with extending my course because of this fact.
Josh
Josh
04:49 09 Feb 22
The learning platform is easy to use and the coaches are knowledgeable
Richard
Richard
08:38 07 Feb 22
I have just completed my double diploma in Business and Leadership Management. There have been positives and negatives to this course. The positives are fantastic support from Marissa and Di in the student support department:) Negatives were that i was sold this course on the fact I am originally a tradesman wanting to transition into a business role (off the tools). All through the course there are sections where it asked for the student to do research or find out answers by contacting certain colleagues in there office or department?! This isn't possible if you do not work in a corporate environment. I also found that quite often certain software may be required to draw up graphs for example so time is wasted trailing the internet for free copies when this should be provided as part of the course. A lot of patience and perseverance was required and is required for an online course of this nature.
Isabel Summers
Isabel S.
21:36 02 Feb 22
I have just completed my double diploma in Business and Leadership Management. I started my studies in our first lockdown but soon went back to working full time. Marissa was such a star. I received nothing but support and positivity from her. The study style really worked well for me. After hour calls meaning I could study and still get support after 5pm or on weekend. I can't wait to put my new knowledge to the test. Thank you!
Joanne Fenech
Joanne F.
07:53 30 Jan 22
I would not be here today, without the flexibility of C.A.L. online learning and support from the coaches (especially Marissa). I was provided with support and motivation along the way in completing my double diploma in Human Resources, and Leadership and Management. If you're anything like me and time poor due to already working full-time and other commitments, I strongly recommend you to complete your course online with C.A.L.
Jo Scaturchio
Jo S.
06:04 12 Jan 22
I just finished a double diploma in Practice Management & Business Administration.Yes it is a lot of work to get through , as Like most things in life . Biggest tip would just be if your not sure just put a coaching call in , as I did many of times .Meagan was absolutely brilliant in always helping me , when I needed it .Kerry was also great at helping me too .These 2 ladies made my whole online studying amazing .Thanks lovely ladies !!Highly recommend CAL
Jasmine Pacini
Jasmine P.
23:34 25 Apr 21
Friendly knowledgeable staff.Great resources.Fast response time.Convenient format.
Alex Shambho
Alex S.
12:15 30 Jan 21
Absolutely amazing start, Jason was super helpful in getting me signed up for the course. we needed to clarify some details via phone . Jason was fun to talk to and very competent in helping me out with my problems. I am looking forward to the start of the course. thank you very much
Elizabeth Flemming
Elizabeth F.
09:59 25 Jan 21
Has anyone done the Double Diploma of Business and Business administration. needing a little help full time mum . and full time worker doing 40 + hours a week. All suggestions would be helpful
Nick Larubina
Nick L.
04:35 02 Dec 20
Jason was a legend !!! So easy to deal with and I can’t wait to complete my studies and advance my career
Jennie Mcgorlick
Jennie M.
05:45 31 Oct 20
I have just completed the Double Diploma of Business and Leadership Management. The course was closely aligned with the skills I was developing in my role at my workplace. I was priviledged to have such an excellent, professional, supportive tutor in Marissa Litonjua. She was always encouraging, very helpful, approachable and accommodating. I will miss the weather updates from sunny Queensland. Thanks for being a vital part of my career aspirations. Jen
Tom Mahlook
Tom M.
12:38 21 Oct 20
Hi there. Has anyone enrolled in, or completed the Double Diploma in Logistics + Business (Procurement)?Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you😁
Kylie Benson
Kylie B.
05:30 07 Oct 20
My experience with CAL feels like I have invested my money well. Thank you CAL
Sonia Wise
Sonia W.
03:41 09 Aug 20
I have just completed my double diploma in HR Management and Business Admin. This has been one of the best online platforms that I have used for my learning experiences. The content Is excellent and very thorough, there are various methods you can use, depending on your learning style. There is a lot of work, but is totally rewarding as you work through it. My biggest take home is if you have any issues or get stuck is to always communicate with the lecturers or even the office staff, the whole team is super supportive. I struggled a couple of times with work time pressures where it got too much, the CAL team where very supportive and assisted me through it. Kerry and Marissa where both great facilitators when working though my major assignments, and thanks them both for making it an easy process. At the end of the day CAL want you to pass and will work with you through the process. Thanks to the CAL team!!! 😎😎
Ray Millard
Ray M.
04:10 28 Jul 20
Starting my HR Diploma in March 2020, being part of CAL has been an amazing experience. The information is very rich and up-to-date. The staff and assessors are extremely helpful. Thank you CAL for helping me transition back into HR and into the workforce !
John Simunovich
John S.
08:25 24 Jun 20
CAL has been a great online learning platform. Access for a coach is simple & easy and never too hard to get hold of one.
Francisco Pina Pais
Francisco Pina P.
11:25 04 May 20
I strongly recommend the studies at CAL. My experience so far was exceptional; I learned immensely and always had the support of all team. Great people, Great teachers, Great school. The methodology and the contents are beneficial and aligned with the requirements of the work industries
Luke Long
Luke L.
06:34 03 May 20
I recently finished my double diploma of building and construction / project management through CAL. It is a great course and I learnt a lot along the way - a great experience and there is always plenty of support through the CAL team and the facebook group. Nasser was very helpful throughout the course as well!
Ashleigh Rowe
Ashleigh R.
05:04 20 Apr 20
I have just completed my double diploma in project management and leadership management. It has a lot of information and I learned so much. The price you pay in money and mentality was worth having these two diplomas now and I can’t thank CAL enough. I have always had good experiences with the coach’s, timing and content. I would recommend studying with CAL to anyone. Just chip away at it and keep motivated.
Serneste Mare
Serneste M.
06:16 30 Mar 20
In the current climate, we are all facing I have found that my coach and also the student support and administration has been VERY helpful, reassuring and timely in their communication and help. I enjoy the course and my experience from the start has been great. The effort is on me to contact and reach out and once I did this the team was on my questions immediately.
Luise Napier
Luise N.
09:28 27 Mar 20
I have studied with CAL for the past 22 months, completing a double diploma of Practice Management and Business Administration, Meagan my accessor has been a wealth of knowledge and assistance in developing my career in Practice Management. By learning the modules of the course this has allowed me to transition smoothly into my new career. I had already accepted my new role prior to completing this course, with commitment, discipline, and perseverance and an end goal the double diplomas are achievable.I strongly recommend CAL to anyone looking to further their education !!
Dau Wer Mayen Anyuon
Dau Wer Mayen A.
01:29 16 Mar 20
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Eldrian Basson
Eldrian B.
04:55 13 Mar 20
Thank you for extending the expiring date of my current course.It is clear that the College for Adult Learning is a institute of high ethical values, where the student's education is still superior to potential monetary gain.GOOD ON YOU.I will highly recommend the College for Adult Learning to any future students, and will also make a point to promote CAL to all young people in the hospitals where I work. Dr Eldrian Basson - Clinical Epidemiologist
Gail Kerr
Gail K.
05:40 06 Jun 19
I found my whole experience with CAL to be a positive one. It's been many years since I have been in a "school" environment, so it took some discipline to get through this course. I set myself a 2 hour minimum study period each day which took a fair bit of effort and focus, as I work full-time plus have a family to look after. It was hard initially, but after a couple of weeks, I found my rhythm and it was smooth sailing after that. I also didn't put any pressure on myself-if I had a bad day at work-I didn't touch any study as I found no joy when I hit the books in that frame of mind, and that made it hard work. So, I found giving study a miss for one or two days actually beneficial, and when I did go back, I was more involved and interested in my course than before. I have nothing but praise for the support I received from the whole team at CAL - from the admin staff to the tutors. They responded quickly and the coaching calls helped me to get to the next questions/units quickly. A big thank you to each of you for the part you played in helping me achieve a long-held goal. I highly recommend CAL to anybody who is looking to take on some study. The content is laid out well and easily followed. The exercises for each topic and the assessments went a long way in ensuring that the information absorbed was drilled home.
Ben Clark
Ben C.
04:03 05 Jun 19
CAL provided a great opportunity to learn at your own pace. I would highly recommend their Diploma of Project Management if you are new to the field and looking for an opportunity to learn as you do. The Diploma greatly supported the project I was working on at the time, running me through all the steps as I implemented them.
Carl Wicken
Carl W.
10:11 20 May 19
I have just completed a double diploma with CAL. I found all of the staff there very supportive indeed and did not experience any rudeness whatsoever. Unforeseen circumstances meant that i had to request an extension , CAL were very professional in their response and understanding. Studying online is not for everyone and can be difficult if you are returning back to study after a long period. However CAL are there to support you it just takes a little bit of time to get a response from your coach, but once you are speaking with them they clarify and help you with your course work. I would recommend sourcing a study group either students from CAL or somewhere else where you can bounce ideas off each other regarding the course. This will help you as you work through the self directed learning and complete your tasks and activities in the course.Thanks to all the team at CAL who helped me through my course and got me to the end.
Robert Michael Gatt
Robert Michael G.
06:50 18 May 19
I have been impressed with CAL from the first point of contact, I totally recommend for anyone that's thinking off further their education to make the first step and contact CAL
Jason Murray
Jason M.
20:17 22 Feb 19
Just submitted my final unit for the diploma of PM, it has been quite a journey, nothing but great great support from the CAL team, will definitely looking at the next course after a short break in study. Highly recommended for anyone looking to study online. CAL are fantastic.
Belinda Rantino
Belinda R.
02:54 22 Jan 19
I really enjoy my studies at the college of Adult Learning, ( I am studying the double Diploma in Human Resources and Leadership Management)the trainers are helpful and very easy to talk to. It’s taken me a bit longer to complete than expected but I can go at my own pace and I now book regular coaching calls to keep me active in my studies. Over all, I’m really happy I choose this course and this college.
Sylvia Iskandar
Sylvia I.
22:32 20 Dec 18
I have officially finished my double diploma with CAL and I must say it was a great experience. The content was terrific and the staff/assessors were very prompt with their responses. I highly recommend if you enjoy online studying.
Noora N Belal
Noora N B.
09:26 14 Nov 18
I’m currently doing a double diploma of construction management and Project Management. All the coaches and staff at CAL have been very helpful and the studies have been great as they provide all the text books and study resources that I need to understand all processes and regulations involved in the field I am pursuing.
Timmy Eisel
Timmy E.
08:11 17 Oct 18
I recently completed the Double Diploma in Project Management | Leadership and Management. From my initial enquiry and dealings with Tristan who was super helpful, informative and supportive, through to starting the course with the help of Student engagement coach David who helped me every step of the way and checked in to see how I was getting on, The College for Adult Learning was a fantastic learning experience which exceeded my expectations. With each Unit completed the next would be unlocked straight away and marked within the times stated (generally in half the time). The feedback from the coaches was the best of all always super encouraging and supportive but also included much needed advice in areas that may require extra study or focus. Anything I was unsure of I simply booked a time that suited me for a coach to call me to discuss anything I was unsure about. I highly rate and recommend CAL and look forward to studying with them again in the near future! Thanks so much guys !!
Johnny Preston
Johnny P.
00:51 09 Oct 18
It's got the best support mechanism in place.Coach I have been using it calm her name is Meaghan.She's calm. I'm calm.
Roberto Marama
Roberto M.
05:45 05 Dec 13
It is a good thing
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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.

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