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Training & Certification in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management in Australia, New Zealand & Singapore

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Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australasia (CIPS Australasia) is the peak industry body for the procurement profession in Australia, New Zealand & other countries surrounding it. With almost 3,000 members in Australia and New Zealand, it is dedicated to promoting best-practice, continuous improvement in professional standards and raising awareness of the contribution that procurement and supply management can make to organizations.

CIPS Australasia is a subsidiary and delivery arm of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (UK), the international body serving the procurement and supply profession and one of the world's largest providers of specialist training in all aspects of procurement and supply. CIPS has around 45,000 members from 138 countries around the world consisting of leading business people, professional managers, academics and people working in the purchasing and supply chain arena.

CIPS Australia provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members and the wider business community. Membership benefits include job support, career support, representation knowledge banks, regional branch networks, regular magazine, networking events & conferences, and tailored training courses.

Training & Certification Programs


CIPS Certification (MCIPS)

  • CIPS Professional Qualifications: You will join CIPS as a Student Member and gradually work your way through our qualifications, giving you the underpinning knowledge you need to achieve MCIPS. Depending on the qualifications and experience you already have, you may be exempt from some units of study.. You can study anywhere in the world, at a CIPS study centre; by joining a distance learning program; or through self-study where you learn at your own pace.
  • Accredited Degree and S/NVQ: f you are studying for, or have already completed a CIPS accredited degree or postgraduate program within the last 5 years, you will either become fully qualified at the end of your studies, or you may need to undertake some top-up programs of study to gain MCIPS.
  • Management Entry Route (MER): If you are a senior procurement and supply professional, you can gain recognition for your achievements through MER.

CIPS Qualifications (Path to CIPS Certification)

  • Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations: You don't need any prior experience or qualifications to start your studies at this stage.
  • Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations: You don't need any prior experience or qualifications to start your studies at this stage.
  • Diploma in Procurement and Supply: This requires a minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification. Alternatively you need a minimum of two years' experience in a business environment.
  • Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply: You will need to have achieved the CIPS Diploma in procurement and supply.
  • Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply: You will need to have achieved the CIPS Advanced diploma in procurement and supply.
  • For more details, please refer our CIPS main section (UK)

CIPS Australasia Best in Procurement Webinars

  • Department of Internal Affairs & Ministry of Social Development - Best Public Procurement Project
  • Edith Cowan University - Most Improved Procurement Operation: Start Up
  • Metro Trains Melbourne - Best People Development Initiative
  • A.T. Kearney - Best Procurement Consultancy Project
  • SA Power Networks - Most Innovative Use of Technology
  • Queensland Treasury - Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project
  • NSW TrainLink - Most Improved Procurement Operation: Step Change
  • Plus more..

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 25, 2017

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