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2.2 NACTE Programmes
The Department of Procurement and Supply offers technical programmes in procurement and supply and related fields for the existing needs of the current education system in Tanzania. The qualification links directly to the National Technical Awards (NTA) qualifications and assessment process within a framework of NACTE’s Competency Based Education and Training system, which meets the current desire of the Tanzanian tertiary education system for non university training institutions.
The Institute offers five programmes: Basic Technician Certificate in Procurement and Supply, Technician Certificate in Procurement and Supply, Ordinary Diploma in Procurement and Supply, Higher Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Management. These programmes are as follows:

2.2.1 Basic Technician Certificate in Procurement and Supply (NTA Level 4)
This programme last for a period of one year with two semesters. There are two intakes for this programme, that is, March and October intakes every year.

a) The following is a summary of modules that make up competencies in the Programme of Basic Technician Certificates (NTA Level 4)

SEMESTER  Code Module Name Credits
 

 

I

 

PST 04101 Introduction to  Procurement Principles 12
PST 04102 Commercial Arithmetic 12
PST 04103 Basic Communication Skills 12
PST 04104 Introduction to Computer Applications 12
PST 04105 Elements of Entrepreneurship 12
 

 

II

 

PS T 04206 Storekeeping 12
PST 04207 Basic Ethical Issues and Customer Care 12
PST 04208 Introduction to Accounting 12
PST 04209 Introduction to Record Management 12
PST 04210 Elements of  Public Procurement 12
Total 60

A total of ten (10) modules will be covered in one year of two semesters. Each semester shall have seventeen (17) weeks. Fifteen (15) weeks for full time class attendance and two weeks for examinations. Students shall have to complete a minimum of 120 credits from the modules in Basic Technician Certificate in Procurement and Supply discipline in order to get a qualification at NTA level 4.

b) Entry qualifications
Applicants for this programme shall normally possess the following qualifications at both direct and equivalent qualifications.
i. Direct entry: The applicant shall possess Form IV Certificate of Secondary School Education Examinations with at least 4 passes (D or more)
ii. Indirect entry: The applicant shall possess the Vocational Certificate in Business Studies (NVA 3) or equivalent.

2.2.2 Technician Certificate in Procurement and Supply (NTA Level 5)
This programme last for period of one year with two semesters. There are two intakes per year, the October intake and March intake for every academic year.

a) Summary of Modules and Credits

Year Semester Module Code Module Name Credits
1 I PST  05101 Introduction to Inventory  Management 15
PS T 05102 Computer Application 10
PS T 05103 Communication Skills 10
PST 05104 Introduction to Law of Contract 15
PS T 05105 Business Statistics 10
Total Semester I 60
   
1 II PST 05206 Introduction to Marketing Principles 10
PST 05207 Introduction to Procurement and Supply Techniques 14
PS T 05208 Elements of Accounting and Costing 12
PST 05209 Introduction to  Tendering Process 12
PST 05210 Elements of Logistics and Freight Management 12
Total Semester II 60
GRAND TOTAL FOR THE TECHNICIAN  CERTIFICATE 120

A total of ten (10) modules will be covered in one year of two semesters. Each semester shall have seventeen (17) weeks. Fifteen (15) weeks for full time class attendance and two weeks for examinations. Students shall have to complete a minimum of 120 credits from the modules in Technician Certificate in Procurement and Supply discipline in order to get a qualification at NTA level 5.

b) Entry qualifications
Applicants for this programme shall normally possess the following qualifications at both direct and equivalent qualifications.
i. Direct entry: The applicant shall possess Form VI Certificate of Secondary School Education Examinations with at least one (1) principal pass and one subsidiary.
ii. Indirect entry: The applicant shall possess The Basic Technician Certificate in Procurement and Supply (NTA 4) or equivalent.

2.2.3 Ordinary Diploma in Procurement and Supply (NTA Level 6)
This programme last for period of one year with two semesters. There are two intakes for every academic year, the October intake and March intake.

a) Summary of Modules and Credits

Semester Module Code Module Name Credits
I PST 06101 Warehouse Management 12
PST 06102 Business Organisations and Processes 8
PST 06103 Information and Communication Technology 10
PST 06104 Financial Accounting and Costing 8
PST 06105 Legal Aspects in Procurement and Supply 10
PST 06106 Basic Strategies in Procurement and Supply 12
Total semester I 60
 
II PST 06207 Introduction to Procurement Planning 12
PST 06208 Principles of Management and Leadership 10
PST 06209 Introduction to Negotiation Skills 10
PST 06210 Contract Preparation and Management 12
PST 06211 Principles of Economics 8
PST 06212 Field work 8
Total semester II 60
Total semester I and II 120

A total of twelve (12) modules will be covered in one year of two semesters. Each semester shall have seventeen (17) weeks. Fifteen (15) weeks for full time class attendance and two weeks for examinations. Students shall have to complete a minimum of 120 credits from the modules in Ordinary Diploma in Procurement and Supply discipline in order to get a qualification at NTA level 6.

b) Entry qualifications
Applicants for this programme shall normally possess the following qualifications at both direct and equivalent qualifications.
i. Direct entry: No direct entry qualification at this level
ii. Indirect entry: The applicant shall possess The Technician Certificate in Procurement and Supply (NTA 5) or equivalent.

2.2.4 Higher Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management (NTA Level 7)
This programme last for period of two years with four semesters. There is only one intake for this programme that is, October intake every academic year.

a) Core Modules

Code

Title

Semester

Credit per Module

I II III IV
PSU 07101 Inventory Management 15
PSU 07102 Principles of Procurement 12
PSU 07104 Principles of Public Procurement 15
PSU 07313 Risk Management in Supply Chain 12
PSU 07206 Developing Contracts in Purchasing & Supply

12

PSU 07207 Managing Procurement and Supply Relationships

12

PSU 07208 Negotiation in Procurement and Supply

12

PSU 07210 Physical Distribution Management

12

PSU 07416 Procurement of Goods and Services

12

PSU 07418 Supply Chain Management

15

PSU 07420 Field work

32

TOTAL

20

20

40

42

161

 

b) Fundamental Modules
The following is a summary of modules that make up fundamental competencies in the Higher Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management

Code

Title

Semester

Credits per Module

    I II III IV
PSU 07103 Business Communication Skills 12
PSU 07105 Ethics in Procurement and Supply 15
PSU 07311 Principles of Marketing 12
PSU 07312 Principles of Management 12
PSU 07304 Management Information System

15

PSU 07315 Operations Management

15

PSU 07209 Financial Management

12

PSU 07417 Quantitative Techniques

12

PSU 07419 Research Methods

12

TOTAL

111

A total of twenty (20) modules will be covered in two years of four semesters. Each semester shall have seventeen (17) weeks. Fifteen (15) weeks for full time class attendance and two weeks for examinations. At least five modules (5) modules shall be covered in every semester. For a complete course in the Higher Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management, minimum total of 284 credits should be covered. This programme shall have 161 credits from core modules and 123 credits from fundamental modules, thus a total of 284 credits shall be covered in two academic years of four (4) semesters.

c) Entry qualifications
Applicants for this programme shall normally possess the following qualifications at both direct and equivalent qualifications.
i. Direct entry: The applicant shall possess Form VI Certificate of Secondary School Education Examinations with at least two (2) principal passes and Form IV with four passes (D or more)
ii. Indirect entry: The applicant shall possess The Ordinary Diploma in Procurement and Supply (NTA 6) with a minimum GPA of 2.7 (lower second class) or equivalent.

2.2.5 Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Management (NTA Level 8)
This programme last for a period of one year with two semesters. There is one intake that is October intake every academic year.

  1. a) Core Modules

Code

Title

Semester

Credit per Module

    I II
PSU 08102 Procurement of Public Works 15
PSU 08103 International Procurement 12
PSU 08105 Managing Public Consultancy Services 15
PSU 08206 Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Management 12
PSU 08209 Procurement and Supply Audits

12

PSU 08210 Procurement Planning

12

TOTAL

78

 

  1. b) Fundamental Modules

Code

Title

Semester

Credits per Module

    I II
PSU 08104 E-Procurement and Supply Chain Management 12
PSU 08101 Human Resource Management 12
PSU 08207 Commercial Relationships and Contract Management 12
PSU 08208 Project Management 12
PSU 08211 Research Project

   24

TOTAL

72

A total of eleven (11) modules will be covered in thirty four (34) weeks in two semesters. At least five modules (5) modules shall be covered in every semester. For a complete course in the Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Management, A minimum total of 120 credits should be covered. This programme shall have 78 credits from core modules and 72 credits from fundamental modules, thus a total of 150 credits shall be covered in one academic year of two (2) semesters.

c) Entry qualifications
Applicants for this programme shall normally possess the following qualifications at both direct and equivalent qualifications.
i. Direct entry: No direct entry qualification at this level
ii. Indirect entry: The applicant shall possess The Higher Diploma in Procurement and Supply (NTA 7) or equivalent.

2.2.6 Postgraduate Programme
The Department of Procurement and Supply offers a distance learning postgraduate programme in Procurement and Supply Management qualification for the existing needs of the current professional status in Tanzania. The qualification links directly to the National Technical Awards (NTA) qualifications and TCU qualifications within the Institute’s assessment framework of Competency Based Education and Training system, which meets the current desire of aspiring graduates to join the procurement profession from other professions. The Institute offers one programme in Procurement and Supply Management as follows:

Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management (pre-NTA Level 9)
This distance learning programme lasts for a period of one year with two semesters. There are two intakes every year that is, the October intake and March intake.

A total of eleven (7) modules will be covered in thirty four (34) weeks in three semesters. At least five modules (3) modules shall be covered in every semester. Semester three shall cover a Dissertation. For a complete course in the Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management, minimum total of 120 credits should be covered. This programme shall have 78 credits from core modules and 72 credits from fundamental modules, thus a total of 150 credits shall be covered in one and half academic years of three (3) semesters.

c) Entry qualifications
Applicants for this programme shall normally possess the following qualifications at both direct and equivalent qualifications.
i. Direct entry: Bachelor Degree in Procurement and Supply or equivalent
ii. Indirect entry: The applicant shall possess any Advanced Diplomas or Bachelor’s Degrees (NTA 8) or equivalent.

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