Qualification details

BSB51518 - Diploma of Business (Procurement) (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes BSB51515 - Diploma of Purchasing 26/Sep/2018

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 30/Aug/2019
(View details for release 1) 27/Sep/2018

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBCRT502 - Develop critical thinking in othersDevelop critical thinking in others Core
BSBITU501 - Conduct data analysisConduct data analysis Elective
BSBMGT502 - Manage people performanceManage people performance Elective
BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvementFacilitate continuous improvement Elective
BSBMGT518 - Develop organisation policyDevelop organisation policy Elective
BSBMGT519 - Incorporate digital solutions into plans and practicesIncorporate digital solutions into plans and practices Elective
BSBPRC501 - Manage procurement strategiesManage procurement strategies Core
BSBPRC502 - Manage supplier relationshipsManage supplier relationships Core
BSBPRC503 - Manage international procurementManage international procurement Elective
BSBPRC504 - 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,Purchasing and Procurement,Logistics,Warehousing and Storage 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Commodity Purchasing Manager,Warehouse Manager,Contract Officer,Civil Construction Contract Manager,Contract Manager,Inventory Control Manger,Scheduler,Purchasing Consultant,Distribution Centre Manager,Purchasing Coordinator,Site and Purchasing Coordinator,Contract Manager (Third Party) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511100 Contract, Program And Project Administrators 28/Sep/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 28/Sep/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 27/Sep/2018 
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Modification History



Release 2

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 5.0.

Version created to update Elective Unit list.

Release 1

This qualification first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 3.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification would apply to individuals who contribute their skills and knowledge to leading, monitoring and guiding the activities of procurement teams. They may demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that procurement activities are conducted effectively, whilst maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

They will have responsibility to drive business strategies and add value through complex procurement initiatives.

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 = 11 

5 core units  plus

6 elective units, of which: 

  • 5 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • the remaining 1 unit may be selected from the elective units listed below, from elsewhere in this Training Package, or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at this qualification level, or Advanced Diploma level

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 

BSBCRT502 Develop critical thinking skills in others

BSBPRC501 Manage procurement strategies

BSBPRC502 Manage supplier relationships

BSBPRC504 Manage a supply chain

BSBPRC505 Manage ethical procurement strategy

Elective Units 

BSBITU501 Conduct data analysis

BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBMGT519 Incorporate digital solutions into plans and practices

BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement

BSBPRC503 Manage international procurement

BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

PSPPCM008 Manage contract performance

PSPPCM009 Finalise contracts

PSPPCM010 Manage procurement risk

PSPPCM012 Plan for procurement outcomes

PSPPCM013 Make procurement decisions

PSPPCM015 Conduct and manage coordinated procurement

PSPPCM016 Plan and implement strategic sourcing

PSPPCM017 Plan and implement procurement category management

PSPPCM018 Conduct demand and procurement spend analysis

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification. Supersedes and is not equivalent to BSB51515 Diploma of Purchasing.


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