Procurement & Contract Management - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessments - Online activities (30%) , Assignment - Group Report (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,300.00
International 2,550.00

This unit will provide you with advanced knowledge on procurement methods, contract law and contractual practices common to projects.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. display advanced theoretical understandings of procurement and contract management processes within project management contexts over the life of a project
  2. critically analyse and report on procurement and contract-related problems within project management situations
  3. transfer complex knowledge in respect to procurement and contract management in an effective manner
  4. demonstrate advanced knowledge of the moral, ethical and legal considerations which underpin the planning and implementation of project procurement and contract management applications
  • Assessments — Online activities (30%)
  • Assignment — Group Report (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — 2000 words equivalent (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Procurement systems
2Project deliverables
3Project resources
4Green procurement
6Prequalification systems
7Tendering processes
8Negotiation techniques
9Contract law
10Contract administration
11Contract closeout
12Supply chain management
13Procurement probity and ethics
14Contract dispute resolution

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge:

    By:Project Management Institute

    ISBN: 9781935589679


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

  • An Introduction to the Law of Contract 8e

    By:Stephen Graw

    ISBN: 9780455233642


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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