Course Title: Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5372 Diploma of International Business

Course Title: Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OMGT5039C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2017

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email: timothy.wallis@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to source goods/materials/services and evaluate contractors including analysing supply requirements, and evaluating and selecting appropriate potential contractor(s).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TLIR4002 Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Elements:

1 Analyse supply requirements

2 Evaluate potential contractors


Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to source goods/materials/services and evaluate contractors including analysing supply requirements, and evaluating and selecting appropriate potential contractor(s).


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance  Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the following skills:

  • Communicate and negotiate effectively with others when sourcing goods and services and evaluating contractors
  • Read and interpret instructions, procedures and information and signs relevant to the sourcing of goods and services and the evaluation of contractors
  • Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work
  • Complete documentation related to the sourcing of goods and services and the evaluation of contractors
  • Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol
  • Work collaboratively with others when sourcing goods and services and evaluating contractors
  • Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others
  • Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may arise when sourcing goods and services and evaluating contractors in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
  • Select and appropriately apply technology, information systems and procedures to workplace tasks
  • Adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • Relevant regulatory and code requirements
  • Relevant OH&S responsibilities and procedures
  • Workplace policies, procedures and protocols for the sourcing and supply of goods/services, and the evaluation of potential supply contractors
  • Workplace grievance and disputation handling policies and procedures
  • Workplace business policies and plans as they relate to supply contracts, including procedures for maintenance of confidentiality
  • Focus of operation of recording, reporting and statistical analysis systems and resources
  • Resource availability including the processing capacity of equipment and software systems for statistical analysis of data
  • Typical problems that can occur when sourcing goods and services and evaluating contractors, and related appropriate action that can be taken

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.