Office Supplies and Orders

Face to face duration: 1 day

Course Objectives

This one (1) day course is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to effectively monitor, maintain and order office supplies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively monitor inventories
  2. Place supply orders effectively
  3. Identify and record stock losses
  4. Follow policies and procedures related to supply orders
  5. Interact with suppliers and maintain ongoing relationships
  6. Consider space and storage when ordering supplies
  7. Complete purchase order forms


  • Identify office supplies
  • Understand the procedures related to ordering supplies
  • Accurately identify, record and assess stock losses
  • Understand an inventory list- how and when to use it
  • Understand the role of space and storage in the ordering of supplies
  • Learn the process of ordering supplies both verbally and written
  • Learn the importance of maintaining positive relationships with suppliers
  • Understand the relative policies and procedures related to the ordering of supplies
  • Learn the process of completing a purchase order form


  • What are office supplies?
  • Ordering office supplies in line with organisational requirements
  • Monitoring and attending to stock loss
  • Managing inventory lists
  • Assessing storage space when ordering supplies
  • Characteristics of written and verbal orders
  • Maintaining supplier relationships


  • Anyone who requires skills and knowledge related to managing and/or maintaining office supplies in a professional setting.


  • Pair and group activities (physical and mental)
  • Videos
  • Experiential learning
  • Role play
  • Complete purchase order templates

Program Outline

Day One

  • What are office supplies?
  • How to identify what is needed and when
  • Monitoring inventory lists
  • Recording stock losses
  • Space and storage for office supplies
  • Placing orders; in person, on the phone and via email
  • Interacting with suppliers
  • Maintaining relationships with suppliers
  • Policies and procedures related to the ordering of supplies
  • Completing a purchase order


"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco