Accelerate your Skills in Procurement and Supply Chain
The Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a stepping stone to study on the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply. The content has been written using the CIPS Procurement and Supply Cycle as its focus, which presents a cyclical process of key steps faced by those procuring goods or services. The Diploma offers the most common entry route to the profession and should be used by learners to develop a professional ‘toolbox’ which learners can apply in the practical environment and further develop at Levels 5 and 6.
In this way, successful learners will possess transferable workplace skills, developing their operational and tactical abilities as they strive for managerial roles and responsibilities. It is aimed at those in the profession who have procurement and supply activity at the heart of their role. Learners will be expected to provide advice and guidance to key stakeholders on the performance of organisational procedures and processes associated with procurement and supply and will aspire to manage developments in and improvements to the related functions. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, and planning and completing tasks to high standards, all of which enable the learner to add value to the organisation.
- 6 credit modules: 4 x 2 hours
- 12 credit modules: 6 x 2 hours
On completion, you will be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas and have an informed awareness of differing perspectives and approaches within the profession. You will also be able to review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results.
This is the only entry point onto CIPS Diploma qualifications. A minimum of Australian Year 12 or equivalent is required. Alternatively, you will need a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in a business environment.
Assessment for the Advanced Diploma is via an exam conducted during one of CIPS’ centrally conducted exam periods. There are generally 4 exam periods held throughout the year, and when studying with AG, we will take care of your exam registration and support you with administration.
There are two different types of exams, which are both delivered as computer based examinations (CBE):