Procurement and Purchasing Management

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

Take this Procurement and Purchasing Management unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia, to learn about this crucial area of supply chain management. Managers must be aware of purchasing principles in order to ensure that business activities are carried out effectively, and that any potential for competitive advantage is acted upon.

You will examine a range of supply chain management concepts during this online unit, including planning strategies, approaches to supply chain analysis, perspectives on design, and methods for developing strategic procurement. You will become competent in conceptually analysing strategic procurement for supply chain management, and will become intimately aware of purchasing scope.

You will also acquire an understanding of the issues in supply chain management, and the challenges that are regularly faced by procurement and purchasing managers.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

OR

  • Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Areas of study

In this logistics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Purchasing scope and development
  • Strategic procurement and supply chain management
  • Outsourcing, sourcing strategies and relationships
  • Price and total cost of ownership
  • International and global sourcing
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • e-Procurement systems

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of South Australia
  • Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will allow you to become familiar with the principles of purchasing, giving you the skills and understanding necessary to help you gain a competitive edge in a fast-paced business environment. Upon completion of this unit, you will be capable of effective decision making in relation to procurement and purchasing.

Over the course of this unit, you will also gain awareness of business activities such as outsourcing, e-procurement and corporate social responsibility. In doing so, you will be prepared to make decisions regarding these activities in real-world situations. You will also work on your skills as a team-player, as part of your grade will be based on a group project.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Procurement and Purchasing Management from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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