BSB51515

Diploma of Purchasing

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Unlock the next level of your career with our Purchasing qualification.

Purchasing is a steadily growing, in-demand job function responsible for the sourcing and supply of resources to ensure that a business is able to meet any and all stakeholder requirements. Purchasing professionals must be able to build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers while also using analytical skills to manage inefficiencies in the supply chain.

With workplace-based assessments and course content designed for the modern working environment, we strive to get you job-ready, competent, confident and qualified to succeed in your Purchasing Career.

100% online, self-paced study

  • Study where you want, when you want
  • Fit your study time around your lifestyle
  • Access the course from anywhere, any time
  • Fast-track through what you already know
  • No need to attend unnecessary scheduled classes or tutorials
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet
  • No theory-based exams or essays

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

TIMEFRAME

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

Generous 24-month enrolment period

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Flexible Plans: Starting from just $44/wk
Upfront Discount: Only $2995*

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

UNITS

Core: 5 Core Units
Elective: 3 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 Purchasing, you’ll be able to confidently understand and apply the most appropriate purchasing strategy for your business.

There are 5 core units of competency and 3 electives:

CORE
CODE PROGRAM
BSBPUR501 Develop, implement and review Purchasing strategies
BSBPUR502 Manage Supplier Relationships
BSBPUR504 Manage a Supply Chain
BSBRKG502 Manage and Monitor business or records systems
BSBRSK501 Manage Risk
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
CODE PROGRAM
BSBCUS501 Manage Quality Customer Service
BSBFIM501 Manage Budgets and Financial Plans
BSBMGT516 Facilitate Continuous Improvement

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 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 Purchasing. 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 Purchasing (BSB51515) 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 Purchasing Professional.
  • Make smart purchasing 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

Purchasing 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 Purchasing 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 Purchasing Professional

This course is designed to give you the skills needed to understand and apply the most appropriate purchasing strategy for your business. Buyers 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 purchasing 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 purchasing decisions backed by proven best practices
  • Manage inventory and business records systems

Purchasing Manager
$72,000
Procurement Manager
$98,000
Category Manager
$98,000


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