Course Title: Conduct international purchasing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4359

Course Title: Conduct international purchasing

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2016

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to conduct international purchasing and includes sourcing potential suppliers, inviting offers, evaluating the offers received, preparing recommendations and contracting the successful supplier. It also covers arranging importation of the goods, including satisfying regulatory requirements, arranging required payments, and ensuring all contractual obligations are met.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TLIR4012A Conduct international purchasing


2 Prepare invitations to offer for imported goods

3 Prepare recommendations in response to offers

4 Action successful offers

5 Arrange importation of goods

6 Arrange provision of foreign currency payments and ensure all contractual obligations are satisfied

1 Source international suppliers

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to conduct international purchasing and includes sourcing potential suppliers, inviting offers, evaluating the offers received, preparing recommendations and contracting the successful supplier.

Overview of Assessment

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with OMGT5032C Plan Purchasing

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

Evidence of the following is required to demonstrate competency in this unit:

  • the underpinning knowledge and skills
  • relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • other relevant aspects of the range statement

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence of the following must be provided:

  • Legislation, codes of practice and national standards, for example Australian Customs Act, Trade Practices Act, law of contracts, quarantine legislation, relevant other government and international legislation relating to restrictions and prohibitions on imports
  • Relevant OH&S and environmental procedures and regulations
  • Organisation’s policies and procedures for international purchasing
  • Sources of information and assistance external to organisation, for example regulatory authorities such as Australian Custom Service (ACS) and Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS), customs brokers, Austrade, state/territory government departments or agencies, chambers of commerce
  • Methods of payment applicable to international purchasing
  • Relevant insurance brokers and available types of policies to cover identified risks
  • Agencies involved in importation arrangements such as customs brokers, freight forwarders, logistics and transport companies and consultants
  • Requirements for completing relevant documentation
  • Code of practice for working collaboratively with others
  • Steps involved in planning the work activities
  • Procedures for managing and controlling hazardous situations when carrying out work activities
  • Sources of information on differences in equipment and related standard operating and servicing procedures


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.