CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Diploma of Project Management

The CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply has five core modules of 6 or 12 credits and six elective modules of 6 credits. You are required to complete 5 core modules, then choose your own learning pathway by selecting 3 elective modules. Based on the managerial and professional levels of CIPS Global Standard, this qualification will help you grow in confidence, improve organisational procurement and fulfil objectives. This is not the highest entry level CIPS professional qualification. The highest you can start at is CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. Completion of the Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma enables the award of MCIPS.

Building on the practical knowledge and understanding gained at the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply, your learning will focus on:

  • Key aspects of risk in supply chains and mitigation of those risks
  • Processing and evaluating contracts
  • Understanding the impact of legal implications when contracts are breached
  • The different approaches to managing teams and individuals
  • Sustainability and the managerial approaches that promote ethical practices

Course Content

Core Modules:

  • Managing Teams and Individuals (L5M1)
  • Managing Supply Chain Risks (L5M2)
  • Managing Contractual Risks (L5M3)
  • Advanced Contract and Financial Management (L5M4)
  • Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply (L5M5)

Elective Modules:

  • Category Management (L5M6)
  • Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply Chain (L5M7)
  • Project and Change Management (L5M8)
  • Operations Management (L5M9)
  • Logistics Management (L5M10)
  • Advanced Negotiation (L5M15)


Distance Mode:

  • 6 credit modules: 4 x 2 hours virtual workshops
  • 12 credit modules: 6 x 2 hours virtual workshops

Workshop Dates:

ModuleSchedule for 2023
L5M2Time: 6pm to 8pm AEST/AEDT

  1. Tutorial 1: 6th April 2023
  2. Tutorial 2: 13th April 2023
  3. Tutorial 3: 20th April 2023
  4. Tutorial 4: 27th April 2023


  • 12-unit modules: $875 per module
  • 6-unit modules: $475 per module


Assessment for the Diploma is via an exam at the end of each module. There are two different types of exams, which are both delivered as computer based examinations (CBE):

Objective response (OR)

These exams contain short questions in either multiple choice, drop-down list or drag and drop format. Objective response exams are conducted for 6 credit modules: L5M2, L5M3, L5M5, L5M6, L5M7, L5M8, L5M9, L5M10 and L5M15. These exams are 1.5 hours long.

Constructive response (CR)

These exams require students to construct their response to the question, either in the form of short answer questions or essay style questions. Constructive response exams are conducted for 12 credit modules: L5M1 and L5M4. These exams are 3 hours long.