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.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


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