Short Programme in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Part Time | TSA Short Programme* | Short Programmes upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in a chosen field of learning, but are not credit bearing.

Why this course is perfect for you?

The Short Programme in Procurement and Supply Management provides fundamental information on the principles, procedures, terminology, techniques and tools used in the field of purchasing and supply management. Current practices are examined, providing learners with up-to-date knowledge and skills to operate successfully in various enterprises.

The programme is aimed at equipping first-line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfil their management role within the supply chain by solving well-defined problems.

Careers you’d be great at

Learners could pursue any of the following career fields:

  • Procurement Administration
  • Procurement Management

How to get in?

  • Knowledge, comprehension and application of English and Mathematics at Grade 11 or equivalent
  • Relevant purchasing management experience would be an advantage

Time you will spend on the course

The programme duration is 70 hours and the tuition is face-to-face. Each TSA campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.

Course content and modules

Planning your Procurement

  • Planning and preparing specifications
  • Buying the right quality and quantity
  • Making buying decisions

Sourcing the Right Suppliers

  • Selecting new suppliers
  • Tendering and negotiation

Buying and Paying for Supplies within the Law

  • Essential elements of a contract
  • Creating a contract and contract terms
  • Terms and conditions of purchase
  • Product liability
  • The law of agency
  • Methods of purchasing and ordering
  • Paying suppliers

Receiving and Coding Stock

  • Timing and scheduling deliveries
  • Paperwork and inspection
  • Procedure for receipt and inspection of goods
  • Stock coding systems
  • Storage and issue of stock
  • Documentation and issue procedures

The strength in your qualification

On successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the TSA Short Programme in Procurement and Supply Chain Management Certificate.

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