Diploma of Purchasing

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  • Payment options:

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  • Duration:

    12 months full-time; 12–14 months part-time

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  • Awarded by:

    College for Adult Learning (RTO 22228)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Procurement Manager | Purchasing Manager | Category Manager | Purchasing Agent |

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

Love the world of business? Want to work in a key behind-the-scenes position as a purchasing professional? Look no further than a Diploma of Purchasing (BSB51515) from the College for Adult Learning.

Purchasing professionals are responsible for ensuring a business is able to meet stakeholder requirements through the sourcing and supply of resources. With this 100% online course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to enter this vitally important, steadily growing area of business. You’ll develop a reliable skill base to help you carry out the role, from the analytical skills needed to manage inefficiencies in the supply chain, to the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers.

Studying when and where you want, entirely at your own pace, you can complete this nationally recognised qualification through just 12 months of full-time study (with part-time options also available). Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to embark on a challenging and satisfying career in purchasing – so what are you waiting for? Start your study journey today!


There are no formal prerequisite study requirements for this course.

What You’ll Learn

In this business course, the subjects you may study include:

  • 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


  • BSBCUS501 - Manage Quality Customer Service
  • BSBFIM501 - Manage Budgets and Financial Plans
  • BSBMGT516 - Facilitate Continuous Improvement

Why study with College for Adult Learning?

From building and construction to HR, business management, logistics and more – the College for Adult Learning (CAL) can get you qualified in it all!

The friendly and experienced team at CAL will take the time to understand your existing skills and set you on a learning path that is tailored specifically for you, helping you to achieve your goals faster. All courses are designed in house with one purpose in mind, your success!

Get the right skills, build your confidence and turn theory into practice when you study with The College for Adult Learning.

Student Support

Feel like you’re truly cared for at the College for Adult Learning! Here, their friendly team will tailor their support services to cater to YOUR needs. Be teamed with a Student Success Advisor who will work closely with you to help get you the best outcomes.

Recent HR graduate Fiona states “I know that if I need support it was available ...the feedback was incredible, very attentive! She spent a lot of time taking me through things that I may have missed.”

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Purchasing (BSB51515) from the College for Adult Learning.

Graduates are equipped to seek purchasing roles across a number of sectors, including retail stores, manufacturing, FMCG, car dealerships, and many others. Graduates may also choose to complete a Double Diploma or go on to complete further study with a Diploma of Logistics or Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Pay upfront on save! The full fee for this course is $2,995 if paid with an upfront deposit of $1,495 and 17 monthly payments of $90.

Other payment plan options include:

  • 6 x $530 monthly payments ($3,180 total)
  • 12 x $280 monthly payments ($3,360 total)
  • 52 x $65 weekly payments ($3,380 total)
  • 18 x $190 monthly payments ($3,420 total)
  • 78 x $44 weekly payments ($3,432 total)