Course Title: Apply project procurement procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4376 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Course Title: Apply project procurement procedures

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2020 (PMP1)

Course Contact: Val Christou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 076

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with procurement for a project. It involves identifying procurement requirements, assisting with supplier selection, conducting procurement activities, and assisting with procurement finalisation activities for the project.

It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role. The individual may be operating in a large or small organisation, and applying skills in the context of enterprise projects.

The project practitioner may be part of a project team under the direction of a project manager, or may work as part of a smaller scale, self-directed team. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures


1. Assist with procurement planning

2. Contribute to supplier selection process

3. Conduct procurement activities

4. Assist in finalising procurement activities

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

 Evidence of the ability to:   

  • document procurement requirements for a workplace project, including clear descriptions of product and service, quality specifications, resource identification, supply and delivery requirements and supply and engagement metrics
  • apply procurement-management procedures to a workplace project, including selection criteria, testing and accepting, monitoring and receiving supplies
  • finalise procurement agreements

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:   

  • identify and describe procurement-management policy, processes and procedures
  • explain the procurement documentation requirements
  • describe the components of contractual documentation and the legal obligations of all parties
  • explain the process used to select preferred contractors
  • identify and describe project procurement-management tools and techniques 

 Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates  consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the management and leadership – project management field of work and include access to:

  • examples of project procurement documentation
  • examples of procurement tasks and activities
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others

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.


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.