Diploma of Purchasing

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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.

Course essentials

Open for Mid-year entry
Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 11 July 2014.

OR

VTAC applications close on 6 June 2014. Apply via the VTAC website

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type.)

Already a VU student?

You can transfer into this course through our internal transfer process.

Careers

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

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

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional 'elective' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Admission information

  • Additional entry requirements

How to apply for this course

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 11 July 2014.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type). You may wish to review:

  • The course index to confirm the study options available at each location.
  • Advice to applicants which provides information about how to apply for your course and what happens when you submit your application.

Also consider whether you wish to apply for:

  • Special consideration: For people with specific life circumstances, you can request these be taken into consideration when assessing your course application.
  • Extra credit for past skills and study (this is known as 'Advanced standing').

When you're ready:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

You'll be able to submit applications for one or more courses and track the progress of these whenever you like.

After you apply:

It is important that you check emails from us (remember to also look in the Spam folder) and complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Apply through VTAC

Applications close on 6 June 2014.

When you're ready:

  1. Apply via the VTAC website.
  2. As part of the application you may need to complete extra requirements such as:

Extra requirement details are available in the VTAC Guide.

You need to complete all extra requirements by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? You can apply online at the Admissions centre .

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

Get in touch

Contact us to discuss your course options:

Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100

Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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