Procurement Management

Gain the practical knowledge and skills to analyse, interpret, understand and apply procurement management principles, processes and procedures.

  • Industry relevant

  • Fully online
  • Self-paced learning



What you will learn about

  • Unit 1: Procurement Management in Contemporary Business Management

  • Unit 2: The Procurement Process

  • Unit 3: Procurement Policies and Strategies

  • Unit 4: Evaluate and Select Suppliers and Apply Negotiating Skills

  • Unit 5: Quality Management in Procurement

  • Unit 6: Global Sourcing and Contract Management in Procurement

  • Unit 7: Ethical and Professional Standards in Procurement Practices


Gain the expertise to enhance procurement practices in any organisation or industry. With this short course, you’ll learn techniques to successfully source products/services, negotiate and ensure quality management protocols are met.

Get to know the ins and outs of procurement in the supply chain, such as purchasing, strategic sourcing, supplier selection, negotiations, quality management and sourcing from both local and global suppliers. Plus, gain insight into the vital role of ethical conduct in the procurement process.

Course summary

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Mode: Fully Online

  • Pace: Recommended 8h/week

  • Assessments: Graded
  • Study Plan: Included

  • Course Type: Self-paced

What you will gain from this course

  • Analyse and Optimise Procurement – Gain knowledge to recognise cost savings and effectively source products or services using well-designed procurement policies and strategies.

  • Advanced Purchasing Techniques – Sharpen your negotiation and contracting skills as you learn how to identify quality materials, partners and suppliers.

  • Broadened Knowledge Base – Obtain the fundamental knowledge and principles that enable successful management of any organisation’s procurement activities.

The self-paced course mode means you choose when to start and how much time you have available to learn. We provide you with a structured learning path that sets out the recommended pace of learning and is aligned with the content release schedule on our virtual campus. Your course units are released on a study schedule over the course term. Responsive academic support is provided by qualified lecturers via email. The course consists of various units and all the formative assessments are completed online at different intervals. Your final online summative assessment is at the end of the course and is the final step before you are eligible for certification.

This course is aimed at individuals that want to have in-depth knowledge of the procurement process in the supply chain. It is focused on procurement managers, supply chain managers, buyers, procurement administrators, and procurement coordinators.

Upon successful completion of this course the learner should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of procurement management in contemporary business management;
  2. Outline the procurement process;
  3. Design and implement procurement policies and strategies;
  4. Develop skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently evaluate and select suppliers;
  5. Appreciate the role of quality management in procurement;
  6. Explain the role of global sourcing in procurement;
  7. Apply negotiation techniques in procurement management;
  8. Discuss the types and importance of contract management in procurement; and
  9. Recognise the role and importance of ethical and professional standards in procurement practices.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped to pursue a range of exciting careers such as:

  • Procurement Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Buyer
  • Procurement Administrator
  • Procurement Coordinator


Pay as little as R499* / monthly

Chose to pay for your course in fixed interest-free instalments or upfront in a once-off payment. Safe and secure flexibility tailored to suit any pocket.

This course includes:

  • Interactive content and on-demand video

  • Downloadable resources

  • Digital Certificate


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Ready to get started? Register online in 4 easy steps. Start your course anytime and follow the guided learning path or tailor it to suit your needs.

Course requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • An active email account with a valid email address (that belongs to you)


  • Minimum Grade 10
  • Basic digital literacy
  • Ability to read and write in English

To register for your course you need to complete the online registration process successfully and pay using one of our payment methods.

Fees payable upon registration will differ depending on the payment option you choose. A minimum amount must be paid upfront if a payment plan is chosen. A payment plan allows you to pay the course fee, over a fixed term, in interest-free instalments.

Your registration and course access is only complete once payment is received either in full or the minimum amount outlined in your payment plan.

Your course access is only available if your account is up to date with your payments or if you have paid the full course fees. If you need to reactivate your course, just make payment using our various payment options or call us for support.

Computer literacy: 

  • Good understanding of web navigation
  • Understanding of email usage
  • An active email account (that belongs to you)


  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone

Connectivity & recommended data:

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • At least 1GB of data per month

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Follow the prompts to complete the quick and easy online registration process. All you need to do is fill in your relevant personal details and proceed to payment processing.


Complete the payment step and your payment will be processed according to your chosen payment option and term. All 100% safe and secure!


Your course will be activated on our Virtual Online Campus once your first payment is successfully received. You will also receive an activation email with your login details and next steps.

Celebrate your achievement with a personalised certificate

Validate the skills and knowledge you have gained with a personalised digital certificate. Grow your skills and get recognised. To get certified all you need to do is:

  • Meet the assessment requirements outlined in the course

  • Settle your course fees

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