Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course code 10128NAT
Start date(s) February/July
Course lengthPart time: 1.5 - 2.5 years
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This course was developed in association with industry to meet the changing needs of logistics and supply chain managers.It develops the skills, knowledge and the attitudes you require to make effective decisions at a managerial level, within logistics and supply chain related roles.

    Managers within this industry must possess the skills and knowledge to support complex, competitive businesses facing significant change and increased compliance burdens. The transport and logistics industry is a part of the service sector, and employs a large number of people who require high level management skills in the industry.

    On completion of this course, you will be able to identify, develop and apply strategies for management. You will also be able to assess, monitor and maintain quality logistic systems, including financial and human resources, information technology, inventory and supply chain relationships.

    Successful completion of this course will support you to assume a leadership role in planning and managing complex logistics and supply chain businesses that operate in rapidly changing and highly competitive environments.

    All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and the Institute Higher Education Orientation. Refer to Orientation dates.

    Visit the Higher Education page for information regarding the Commencing Student Admissions profiles.

  • Course Structure

    You must complete 4 core units and 1 elective unit to achieve the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

    Apart from the mandatory teaching hours of this course, students are expected to dedicate a significant number of additional hours of unsupervised learning, including research, work experience and/or industry based learning to complete the course successfully.


    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.


    LOG801AManage transport and logistics operations
    LOG802AManage projects within the transport and logistics industry
    LOG803APlan and lead a transport and logistics business
    LOG804AManage legislative and business compliance and risk


    LOG805ALead people and manage workplace performance in the transport and logistics industry
    LOG806AManage customer relationships and build business opportunities
    LOG807ALead response to supply chain trends and change
    LOG808ALead the financial management of the transport and logistics business
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    • Advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree or higher qualification and wish to expand knowledge and skills into the professional area of logistics and supply chain management; or
    • Diploma qualification in a related field of study and a minimum of two years work experience in a related industry area; or
    • Minimum of three years relevant work experience at a supervisory or management level and wish to obtain qualifications in logistics and supply chain management.

    Selection Process

    Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will be required to complete a pre-training review (PTR) at interview and also complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test to determine their suitability to undertake this course of study.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the 10128NAT Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

    You must complete a minimum of five (4 core and 1 elective) modules to be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

    A Statement of Attainment will be issued for any unit of competency completed if the full qualification is not completed.


    Credit transfer arrangements may be available from Holmesglen into university graduate diploma or masters degree programs. Graduates are advised to negotiate any transfer arrangements directly with the university.

    Career Opportunities

    • Supply chain manager
    • Logistics manager
    • Transport manager 
    • Supply and distribution manager 
    • Supply and procurement manager
    • Inventory manager/inventory coordinator
    • Warehouse manager/warehouse coordinator
    • Customer service manager
  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    Semester 1, 2017

    Classes commence February 27 2017

    Semester 2, 2017

    Classes commence: 31 July 2017


    Classes are conducted in the evening at the Chadstone campus. Semesters run for 12 weeks.

  • How to Apply


    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Graduate & Degree Programs

    03 9564 1603



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  • Fees

    Program Fees

    Full Fee$10000

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

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