Commerce Edge Training offers a range of short courses  (Accredited and Non-accredited) to enhance skills and increase Supply Chain and Procurement competence in the workplace. These courses are regularly presented publicly and can also be tailored for companies as in-house options. Here are some of our most popular courses:

Intermediate Microsoft Excel (1 Day)

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

This Excel Series is sustainable development training for Microsoft Excel users designed to improve the individual's Excel skills from basic use to the application and development of intermediate mechanisms. The Excellence Series is designed to equip all employees, including managers...

Advanced Bid Evaluation Committee (1 Day)

Advanced Bid Evaluation Committee

The workshop will draw on the practical experience of the facilitators, reference local court cases, and internationally accepted practices by other public sectors. This will all be done in the context of the legislative framework within which PFMA, MFMA, and...

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) (1 Day)

The Protection of Personal Information POPI

Understand how to manage the personal information you collect to comply with the law, address your customers’ demands and protect your organisation. The session is tailored to the attendees – we ask you questions in advance so that we know...

Advanced Microsoft Excel (1 Day)

Advanced Microsoft Excel

Sustainable development training for Microsoft Excel users to improve the individual’s skills in applications and development of advanced mechanisms. It is assumed that delegates have background training and experience with Basic Microsoft Excel. The Excellence Series is designed to equip...

National Treasury Approved – Public Sector Procurement and Supply Chain Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, RECOGNITION, ARTICULATION AND CERTIFICATION   The following NQF 5-7 Qualifications have been endorsed National Treasury and recognised by the International Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Students who complete levels 6 and 7 are able to apply...

Principles, Regulations and Legislation in Public Sector Supply Chain Management

This course targets supply chain professionals working in a public sector environment, specialising in public finance management and administration, or public officials seeking to develop a career as a public finance management and administration specialists.

POPI Act eLearning


Compliance to the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) is becoming imperative in the work environment. It has an impact on all businesses in South Africa, because even if a business does not use personal information in its day-to-day activities,...

Implementation of the Preferential Procurement Policy in line with the PPPFAct2000 and PPR2022

The Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 lapsed in January 2023 and were replaced with new sparse regulations. The Minister of Finance has announced 16 January 2023 as the date. These new regulations leave it...

Streamline Procurement with ChatGPT AI – Training course

AI in Procurement

Enhance Your Procurement Process with AI Technology | Learn, Apply, and Analyze using ChatGPT Improve your procurement process using advanced Artificial Intelligence technology. In this course, you will discover how AI can benefit different industries, including procurement. You'll learn how...

Administering Contracts for Goods, Works and Services in the Public Sector

The course equips supply chain professionals to manage and administer contracts for goods, works, and services in the public sector. The course is for supply chain professionals working within or who aspire to work within public sector institutions that comply...

The Bid Committee System in the South African Public Sector

This course will equip members of the public sector and organs of state to effectively serve on Bid Specification, Evaluation, or Adjudication Committees as part of a bid process. This Unit Standard is intended for people who work in the...

BBBEE Enterprise and Supplier Development for Procurement Professionals (3 Days)

The BBBEE Enterprise and Supplier Development for Procurement Professionals course is tailored to empower practitioners and procurement specialists, honing in on the critical environment of BBBEE Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD). Throughout this program, you will gain an in-depth understanding...

Critical Procurement Negotiation Skills Training Course

Negotiation Skills

"In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate!" This is a strategic two-day training course to obtain power negotiation skills, specifically designed for the Procurement environment. Developed in partnership with The Negotiation Academy Europe, this...

Preferential Procurement – B-BBEE (1 Day)

Preferential Procurement B-BBEE

Preferential Procurement gives rise to several important questions and implications for the procurement fraternity. Revisions to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice are driving procurement strategy. Learn more about the impact and the far-reaching implications of the new Codes.

Communication Intelligence for Supply Chain Professionals (2 Days)

Achieve top-level procurement success with our 2-day workshop focused on communication intelligence. Learn how to put people at the heart of procurement and negotiate better deals by mastering effective communication. You'll receive a personalized communication profile, based on your unique...

Public Sector Asset and Asset Disposal Management for SCM (2 Days)

Public Sector Asset Disposal Management for SCM

This dynamic programme in Public Sector Asset Management is specifically tailored for SCM professionals and practitioners. The workshop has been aligned with the National Treasury's Learning Curriculum for Supply Chain Management in the Public Sector

Preventing Fraud and Corruption Public Sector Training Course

Preventing Fraud and Corruption in the Public Sector

An effective and efficient public service is undermined by acts of poor ethics and corruption. Corruption and inefficient government bureaucracy pose significant risks in the South African public service and, to a great extent, Supply Chain Management (SCM) officials and...

Local Production and Local Content – Refresher (Half Day)

Local Production and Local Content Refresher

This workshop will recap the key compliance requirement of the Regulations and the various Instructions and ensure an increased level of awareness amongst SCM role-players.

Developing Objective Criteria in Terms of Section 2(1)(F) of the PPPFA (Half Day)

Developing Objective Criteria in Terms of Section 1 2 of the PPPFA

Whilst this requirement has been in place since 2001, the latest Regulations require that the “organ of state must stipulate the objective criteria in the tender documents”. Universal principles supported by National Treasury’s guidelines require that “functionality and any element...

Testing Market Related Pricing and Preparing for Market Related Price Negotiations (Half Day)

Testing Market Related Pricing and Preparing for Market Related Price Negotiations

This regulation implies that organs of state will have to test that the price is indeed market-related. How do public sector role-players determine if the price is market-related? How is the “market” defined and how does one demonstrate that the price...

Time Management (1 Day)

Time Management

Delegates will develop a comprehensive understanding of the various components required for effective time management. They will be discussed in the context of the procurement environment and its demands.

Risk Management in Procurement Training Course (1 Day)

Risk Management in Procurement

In today’s complex business environment, organizations face significant threats due to procurement and supply chain risks. These risks can result in far-reaching consequences, often discovered only after causing substantial damage. This course aims to equip you with practical methods to...

Project Management For Procurement Professionals

Project Management For Procurement Professionals

Learn the core principles of effective project management and more specifically its application in the procurement environment. How to structure programmes, implement effectively and ensure delivery, all within the context of world-class procurement leading practice. Deliver your Procurement projects on...

Revised Preferential Procurement Regulations (PPPFA) (1 Day)


This is an implementation workshop covering the application and implications of the new PPPFA Preferential Procurement Regulations and the latest instructions issued by National Treasury. It delves into the treatment of ‘designated industries’ that apply to all government departments and...

Developing Effective and Compliant Bid Specifications (2 Days)

Developing Effective and Compliant Bid Specifications

The legislative context under which Bid Invitations fall (the PFMA, MFMA, SCM Regulations, PPPFA, and the B-BBEE Empowerment Act) can be complex, misunderstood or misinterpreted. This course unpacks the key elements for the development of effective and compliant bid specifications,...

Public Sector Supply Chain Management Training Course

Public Sector Supply Chain Management

Implementing a compliant and effective supply chain management system in a national, or Section 3A, 3B and 3D organization means grappling with demand management, acquisition management, logistics management, disposal management, risk management, and performance management. Created by industry experts, this...

Implementing the Three Bid Committees (2 Days)

Three Bid Committees

The three Bid Committees play a paramount role in selecting and awarding work to suppliers: members of the Bid Committees influence the quality of the specification that is issued to potential suppliers; evaluate the submissions to ensure fairness and appropriateness...

Deviations from Open Competitive Bidding (1 Day)

Deviations from Open Competitive Bidding

The National Treasury SCM Instruction Note 3 of 2021/2022 marked a significant departure in the requirements for PFMA organisations when deviating from a competitive bidding process. Amongst many requirements, the instruction now requires an institution to include at a minimum...

Asset Management in the Public Sector (2 Days)

Asset Management

Understand the public sector asset management lifecycle and how effective management within each component can significantly contribute to bottom line savings and structure your asset management process. Gain a step-by-step implementation approach, assisting you to implement an asset management programme...

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Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for top quality procurement professionals.

We offer five qualifications to support your professional development in procurement and supply. Upon successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional Diplomas and in conjunction with three years' experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designatory letters, MCIPS.


Commerce Edge is the first approved education and training provider for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in South Africa.

CILT qualifications include:
L2 which is an introductory international Certificate in Logistics and Transport.
L3 is an international Certificate in Logistics and Transport.
L5 is an international Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
L6 is an international Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport.

A range of CILT short Course are also available.


Whether you're considering a career in Procurement or already working in the field, you'll know that procurement professionals need to integrate and collaborate within the Supply Chain to increase their value to the organisation.

Being qualified in Procurement within the supply chain context positions professionals well and allows them to explore career opportunities in other parts of the Supply Chain.


A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to an NQF accredited qualification. Learnerships are directly linked to a specific vocation, such as a Procurement Officer or Project Manager. A learnership is a tripartite agreement between the learner, their employer and a registered training provider. Learnerships are available for people who have obtained an NQF Level 4 Qualification at a school, A college or similar.

National Certificate:
Generic Management - NQF
Level 5, SAQA ID 59201

We are an accredited training provider for the learnership in Generic Management on NQF Level 5. Talk to us about how we can assist your company and employees to complete their learnerships in Generic Management practically through an integrated work experience.

Our accreditation as training provider also extends to the Procurement and Supply Chain sectors for the learnership in Supply Chain Management on NQF Level 5. Talk to us about how we can assist your company and employees to complete their learnerships in Supply Chain Management practically, whilst accumulating world-class experience and gaining the required knowledge and competence.

National Certificate:
Supply Chain Management - NQF
Level 5, SAQA ID 74149


We represent the Supply Chain Faculty for the Da Vinci Institute as well as the IMM Graduate School. In collaboration with these universities, we offer the following degrees:

Higher Certificate
in Supply Chain

BCom Business Management with specialisation in Supply Chain

BCom (HONS) in Supply Chain Management



The University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development (USB-ED) and Commerce Edge offer an Executive Development Programme in Procurement and Supply Chain Leadership.


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