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CIPS qualifications

Subsidised study for NZ Public Sector

Procurement professionals can achieve the following CIPS qualifications:

  • Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 4).
  • Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 5).
  • Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 6).

Familiarise yourself with the CIPS qualification framework on the CIPS website.

Note that applications for subsidised study for the NZ Public and State Sector are closed.

Given our commitment to supporting our current subsidised members, we aren't seeking new applications at this time.
 

What does it mean to study for a CIPS Qualification?

Studying for CIPS requires balancing work and personal commitments.

Here’s a rough guide to the study time commitment you should expect to set aside.

Qualification Average time commitment
Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 4) 60-80 hours per Level 4 unit
Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 5) 80-100 hours per Level 5 unit
Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 6) > 100 hours per Level 6 unit

Each diploma qualification comprises of five examinable course units and an enrolment fee applies for each unit. Examinations are usually held in May, July and November.

For more information consult the CIPS website.
 

Subsidised study for NZ Public Sector

We provide a subsidy to help procurement professionals working in the NZ Public and State sectors to achieve a CIPS qualificiation in the following:

 

  • Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 4).
  • Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 5).
  • Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 6).

The subsidy covers the CIPS membership fees and provides you with access to CIPS books on loan, revision materials and an online shared workspace to connect with other students studying towards CIPS qualifications. 

The subsidy does not cover: 

  • Any other costs, including the costs of sitting exams. You must commit to finding a way of covering the additional costs yourselves. 
  • The Management Entry Route or any other alternative paths to MCIPS offered by CIPS.
     

Eligibility

The subsidy is available for procurement professionals working in a New Zealand public or state sector agency who:

  • commit to successfully completing all relevant courses for an agreed diploma,
  • commit to sitting all five courses within a two year period and 
  • have their agency's support to complete the diploma they are approved for.

Eligibility is checked on an annual basis in December.

You'll no longer be eligible if you:

  •  cease to work at a New Zealand public or state sector agency during the period and/or
  • fail two exams in a year.
     

Applications for subsidised study are closed

Given our commitment to supporting our current subsidised members, we aren't seeking new applications at this time.

Last updated 18 November 2016