This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with procurement for a project. It involves identifying procurement requirements, assisting with supplier selection, conducting procurement activities, and assisting with procurement finalisation activities for the project. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role. The individual may be operating in a large or small organisation, and applying skills in the context of enterprise projects.

The project practitioner may be part of a project team under the direction of a project manager, or may work as part of a smaller scale, self-directed team.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - document procurement requirements for a workplace project, including clear descriptions of product and service, quality specifications, resource identification, supply and delivery requirements and supply and engagement metrics; - apply procurement-management procedures to a workplace project, including selection criteria, testing and accepting, monitoring and receiving supplies, and; - finalise procurement agreements. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify and describe procurement-management policy, processes and procedures; - explain the procurement documentation requirements; - describe the components of contractual documentation and the legal obligations of all parties; - explain the process used to select preferred contractors, and; - identify and describe project procurement-management tools and techniques.

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