Procurement Management

SCM20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent


Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


equivalent unit code INB20008 



Aims and objectives

Previous unit code: BUS20007
Procurement involves sourcing, ordering and purchasing supplies and efficient procurement management is essential for any professionally run organisation. The purchasing decision and acquisition of goods and services can require complex negotiations and may involve establishing, maintaining as well as terminating relationships with suppliers and vendors locally, nationally and globally. In this unit students will explore various facets of the procurement process, and consider how procurement management impacts on the organisation both financially and operationally.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Articulate and defend a purchasing decision in a given business context
2 Analyse how purchasing decisions influence the supply chain management process in a range of complex situations
3 Research and make judgements about issues that influence sourcing decisions in given environments
4 Work collaboratively in diverse teams to communicate with stakeholders and to solve complex procurement problems