Course Title: Manage suppliers

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5294

Course Title: Manage suppliers

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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)


Open Learning Australia


650T TAFE Business

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: John Fowler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5666

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage suppliers. It includes assessing suppliers and building a productive relationship with them; evaluating delivery of goods/services; negotiating arrangements and resolving disagreements with suupliers; and reviewing supplier performance.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TLIR5014A Manage suppliers


1 Assess suppliers and build productive relationship

2. Evaluate delivery of goods and/or services against agreements

3 Negotiate arrangements with suppliers

4 Resolve disagreements with suppliers

5 Review performance of suppliers

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

For full time and partime students they are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress. Assement may comprise workshops, major report, class exercises, tests and presentation.