BSB51507 -

Diploma of Purchasing

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Course essentials

  • College:
  • Location:
    Footscray Nicholson and Industry
  • Delivery mode:
    On campus and Workplace
  • Course code:
  • Duration:
    0.5 years
  • Study mode:
    Full Time and Part Time

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Expand your career in Supply, Purchasing, Tendering, or Contract Management.

VU's Diploma of Purchasing will teach you the skills and knowledge to pursue your future. Our course will expand on your theoretical knowledge and develop the fundamental skills required in purchasing:

  • Developing purchasing strategies
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Managing contracts and
  • Risk mitigation.

This course will assist you to develop your career irrespective if you are in a procurement position, manage contracts and suppliers or purchasing may be a component of your role.


  • contract manager
  • inventory and purchasing manager
  • purchasing consultant
  • purchasing co-ordinator
  • purchasing manager
  • site and purchasing co-ordinator

Study pathways

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following Bachelor degrees and in some cases receive credit for your degree:

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Course objectives

The course aims to provide the skills and knowledge for students wishing to pursue a career in an area of Supply, Purchasing, Tendering, or Contract Management.

Units and electives

8 units of competency are required for award of this qualification:
• 5 core units
• 3 elective units

Core Units of Study

Elective Units of Study

Select a minimum of two units from the list below

And up to one other unit of study available from the Diploma of Logistics which has been approved by the course coordinator

Admission information

  • Additional entry requirements

How to apply for this course

Applications have closed for this course.

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