Ordinary Diploma in Procurement and Logistics Management

Course Overview

There are lot of challenges faced by the business world in managing both effective procurement, and logistics processes. This programme targets individuals who are willing to acquire plans on the flows of goods, information, and human resources in an effective and efficient manner. This programme provides competencies in procurement and in developing and executing an opportunity to interact with the best procurement, and logistics management faculty in understanding and intertwining essential disciplines such as purchasing principles and practices, warehousing practices, stores and stock management, procurement management, and logistics management; and thereafter suggest the best strategies in addressing procurement and logistics challenges. We adopt a competency-based training approach in fulfilling your needs.

This course is accredited by the Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technicians Board (PSPTB)-Tanzania.

Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technicians Board accreditation exempts graduates from specific professional examinations.

What you'll study

Semester I

    • Purchasing Principles and Practice
    • Introduction to Business Mathematics & Statistics
    • Principles of Accounts
    • Introduction to Computer Applications
    • Stores and Stock Control
    • Introduction to Business Management

Semester II

    • Communication Skills and Office Practice
    • Introduction to Logistics Operations
    • Elements of Public Procurement
    • Fundamentals of Cost Accounting
    • Supervisory Skills
    • Industrial Practical Training

Semester III

    • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Business Law
    • Presentation skills
    • Public procurement
    • Transport Operations

Semester IV

    • Principles of Economics
    • Clearing and Forwarding
    • Principles of Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction to Principles of Management
    • Principles of Warehousing
Entry Requirements

Form IV (3 Years Programme)

  • Certificate of Secondary Education with 4 Passes in Non- Religious Studies.

Form VI (2 Years Programme)

    • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Examination with One Principal Pass and One Subsidiary Pass.

 Equivalent qualification (2 yrs programme)

    • An appropriate equivalent Basic Technician Certificate with second class or "B" Average from recognized Institution.

What you'll experience

On this Procurement and Logistics Management course, you'll:

  • Be taught by professionally qualified staff who have industry experience and expert academic researchers
  • Tailor your studies to focus on the aspects of procurement and logistics management that interest you most and match your career ambitions
  • Be exempted from procurement and supplies professional body examinations (for example, CPSP) when you complete certain levels successfully
  • Use the Institute’s Business Start-up Centre to incubate your business idea as prior preparation to become future employer rather than employee
  • Apply the concepts and skills you learn to real scenarios

Careers and opportunities

Our graduates now work in roles including:

  • Procurement officers
  • Supplies Officers
  • Warehouse Officers
  • Storekeepers
  • Procurement and Supplies Technicians
  • Business men and women

Teaching methods

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Field work
  • Study tours
  • Practical work

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Written exams
  • Mini projects
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Technical reports and logbooks
  • Group assignments
  • Individual assignments

Course costs


Registration (IAA)


Examination (IAA)


Application Form (IAA)


Wear and tear




Computer Lab Fee Non-Computer Programme


How to Apply

Institute of Accountancy Arusha admission cycles are normally guided by two regulatory authorities that is The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). If you apply to IAA, you will be following provisions as set forth by the mentioned authorities.

Different programmes have different entry requirements. You can visit our programme page to see entry requirement for different programmes or be sure to read thoroughly the TCU admission guide book and the NACTE admission guide book.

We consider each applicant and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process.

  • Fee 900,000/=
  • Duration 3 Yrs (Form IV), 2 yrs (Form VI)
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study
  • Intakes