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BSB51515 - Diploma of Purchasing (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSB51507 - Diploma of PurchasingUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by BSB51518 - Diploma of Business (Procurement) 26/Sep/2018

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCUS501 - Manage quality customer serviceManage quality customer service Elective
BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plans Elective
BSBINM501 - Manage an information or knowledge management systemManage an information or knowledge management system Elective
BSBLED501 - Develop a workplace learning environmentDevelop a workplace learning environment Elective
BSBMGT502 - Manage people performanceManage people performance Elective
BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvementFacilitate continuous improvement Elective
BSBPUR501 - Develop, implement and review purchasing strategiesDevelop, implement and review purchasing strategies Core
BSBPUR502 - Manage supplier relationshipsManage supplier relationships Core
BSBPUR503 - Manage international purchasingManage international purchasing Elective
BSBPUR504 - Manage a supply chainManage a supply chain Core
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 511100 Contract, Program And Project Administrators 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Business Administration,Logistics,Purchasing and Procurement,Warehousing and Storage 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Warehouse Manager,Purchasing Consultant,Inventory Control Manger,Scheduler,Contract Officer,Site and Purchasing Coordinator,Commodity Purchasing Manager,Distribution Centre Manager,Civil Construction Contract Manager,Contract Manager (Third Party),Contract Manager,Purchasing Coordinator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511100 Contract, Program And Project Administrators 30/Jul/2015 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 30/Jul/2015 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 25/Mar/2015 
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Modification History



Release 1

This qualification first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification is suitable for individuals working in a variety of industries or organisational settings who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in purchasing. They may demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that purchasing activities are conducted effectively. Typically, they would have responsibility for the work of other staff. They may have whole of procurement life cycle responsibilities or work in specific functions such as contract management or tendering.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 8 

5 core units  plus

3 elective units, of which: 

  • 2 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • the remaining 1 elective unit may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
  • if not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from either a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units 

BSBPUR501 Develop, implement and review purchasing strategies

BSBPUR502 Manage supplier relationships

BSBPUR504 Manage a supply chain

BSBRKG502 Manage and monitor business or records systems

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

Elective Units 

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system

BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment

BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBPUR503 Manage international purchasing

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

PSPPROC503B Manage contract performance

PSPPROC504B Finalise contracts

PSPPROC506A Plan to manage a contract

Qualification Mapping Information

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current version 

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previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSB51515 Diploma of Purchasing

BSB51507 Diploma of Purchasing

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent qualification


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