Certificate IV in Business Procurement Online

BSB40120
12-18 months
Online

Develop essential business procurement skills and launch your dynamic career with BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Procurement). Study online at Swinburne Open Education.

  • Course code: BSB40120

  • Delivery mode: Online

  • Course duration: 12-18 months

  • Qualification: Certificate IV

  • Eligibility: This course is not available to International students

  • Nationally recognised: Yes

  • Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology

  • Assessments

    • Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions

    • Portfolio of evidence

    • Written reports

    • Case studies

    • Video and audio role plays and demonstrations.

Learn sought-after business procurement skills and launch your dynamic career with a nationally recognised Certificate IV.

This online business course with a specialisation in procurement will equip you with skills, knowledge and a nationally recognised qualification to launch your career in strategically outsourcing technologies and services. Enjoy the flexibility of studying online at your own pace, and gain a nationally recognised qualification - the (BSB40120) Cert. IV in Business (Procurement).

Procurement is a dynamic profession that’s vital to the success of many businesses. With growth in outsourcing local and international product manufacturing, digital technologies and other key services, skilled procurement staff are highly sought after across Australia and worldwide. Develop skills from building and maintaining relationships, procurement planning and procedures, right through to developing and managing contracts. Study online and continue your current work and life balance. Enrol for this online business procurement course. Earn your Certificate IV with Swinburne Open Education.

This course is not available to International students.

 

Skills you'll learn

  • Build and maintain business relationships

  • Apply project procurement procedures

  • Select providers and develop contracts

  • Write complex documents and manage contracts.

 

Start your business procurement career

Source: Career outcome information from Your Career (Oct 2023).

 

Your career opportunities

  • Purchasing officer

  • Distribution centre supervisor

  • Supply management officer

  • Warehouse team leader

  • Procurement officer

  • Import/export coordinator.

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Why study Certificate IV in Business Procurement online

  • This online business procurement course equips you with skills, knowledge and a nationally recognised qualification to launch your career in strategically outsourcing technologies and services. 

  • Develop skills from building and maintaining relationships, procurement planning and procedures, right through to developing and managing contracts. 

  • Our flexible online study allows you to continue with your current role while you study.

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Study online with our world-class learning platform

  • Designed and delivered online so you can learn anywhere, anytime

  • Study on any device - desktop, tablet or mobile

  • Learn through regular trainer-lead online sessions and native content

  • Engage with your learning community through online forums and messages

 

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Once you have enrolled in this online course, you can access our online platform and start with the first module. You will need to complete a module and then the next module becomes available to you.

This business procurement course contains 12 online modules, which have been designed to cover the following units of competency, including 6 core units and 6 elective units.

Expand units below, to get an understanding of topics and objectives.

BSBCRT411
BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

BSBTEC404
BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of using digital technologies to collaborate in a workplace context, including working as part of a remote team. It involves undertaking a basic review of organisational processes to identify opportunities for using digital technologies to complete work tasks more efficiently and effectively.

BSBTWK401
BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.

BSBWHS411
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.

BSBWRT411
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents.

BSBXCM401
BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry.

BSBPEF401
BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify signs and sources of strain on personal health and wellbeing (both physical and mental) within job roles and according to key performance indicators (KPIs).

BSBPEF402
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance.

BSBPMG427
BSBPMG427 Apply project procurement procedures

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.

BSBPRC401
BSBPRC401 Plan procurement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify suppliers, determine procurement methods, establish a plan and prepare for procurement activities.

PSPPCM006
PSPPCM006 Select providers and develop contracts

This unit describes the skills required to select preferred providers as a result of a formal request for offer process. It includes evaluating offers, obtaining approvals, developing and formalising contractual arrangements, and debriefing the market and other stakeholders.

PSPPCM007
PSPPCM007 Manage contracts

This unit describes the skills required to manage contracts. It includes undertaking preparations, establishing and maintaining contract management arrangements, monitoring and maintaining contract performance, and completing and reviewing contracts.

 

Course requirements

There are no formal requirements for this Cert IV procurement qualification. However, participants must be 18 years' old or over.

This course is not available to International students.

The Swinburne Open modern online learning platform has been designed so that you can study online anywhere, anytime. You will need to meet the following IT requirements to use our platform for this Certificate IV course:

Desktop or laptop

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher)

  • Adobe PDF Reader

Mobile or tablet*

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Latest version of Android

  • Latest version of iOS

* Students using a mobile or tablet will need to upload documents from a laptop or desktop or have a Dropbox account.

 

Online study FAQs

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Swinburne Open Education is an online education provider and all courses are delivered digitally, allowing you to learn anywhere, anytime. 

Our world-class learning platform is online native and can be accessed on any device. We’ve created a joyful experience with natively accessible information, alleviating the need to download presentations and allowing you to focus on learning the content rather than how to use our platform.

Online modules are broken down into topics and subtopics specific to the module. Each module contains a range of learning styles including written text, diagrams, instructional videos and formative activities that provide you with instant feedback and prepares you for summative assessments. 

Learning is supported by regular trainer-led online sessions. At the end of each module and prior to the sequential module, skills and knowledge are evaluated through summative assessments. Assessment consists of online quizzes, assignments and supervised tests. Through our learning platform you will:

  • Access your learning materials and assessments

  • Undertake and upload assessments

  • Engage and interact with your trainer

  • Participate in student forums and find a ‘study buddy’

  • Access your assessment grades and feedback

  • Access student support services.

More information about learning online with Swinburne Open Education can be found in our Student Handbook.

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.

 

 

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