Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Become a leader in this highly specialised sector. Learn to master the demands and challenges of this critical area and soon you could be playing an important role in the global manufacturing and distribution economy. Whether you are a graduate or professional working in the manufacturing sector, this course will give your career a boost. Get ready to answer the increasing global demand for logistics and supply chain management professionals.

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8 units

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This course has been tailored specifically to produce future leaders in the emerging industry of Logistics and Supply Chain, and to address the challenging demands of the global economy.

As companies have begun to invest significantly in the Logistics and Supply Chain area, demand for professionals across Australia and internationally has also grown. This course is designed for graduates, skilled practitioners and professionals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who work in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, service and related sectors. It provides graduates with an advanced understanding of principles, practice and skills in the areas of logistics and supply chain management that are relevant to related industries. It also provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply those skills through the integration and application of knowledge to examine and evaluate case studies.

Professional Recognition

All of the units in this course are professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australia (CIPS Australia) as part of the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management course.



Applicants would normally have completed a relevant bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, or relevant Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma to qualify for admission. A qualification from one of the following disciplines will be considered acceptable: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Transport, Management, Engineering, Marketing, Business, Computing and IT, Science, Mathematics, Accounting and Commerce. 

Work Experience

Applicants who have a degree in another discipline but are working in the logistics industry or want to move into that field will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who do not have an academic qualification but have at least eight years relevant managerial experience may gain entry to the Graduate Certificate course on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Program Director. There are no requirements however for applicants to have any professional work experience. 

How to Apply

This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by the University of South Australia before they can enrol in units through OUA.

Applications for the Logistics and Supply Chain Management courses are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.

Please complete the application form below.

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    • Select to apply for one or more courses listed on the application form, taking note of the eligibility criteria for each course. If you want to apply for a (restricted) course with a different university, you'll need to submit a separate application from the relevant course page.

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      Completing this application should take 15 to 20 minutes.

    • Need help completing your application? Contact us:

      If in doubt about any of the information required to support your application, the more information you can provide the better. If you have any academic queries including how to request credit transfer, contact University of South Australia directly. For all other enquiries, contact us.

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      After submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email containing a copy of your application for your records.

      Your application will be assessed within 2-4 weeks, and if further information is required, we will contact you. Once your application has been assessed, we will be in touch via email to notify you of the outcome. At the latest this will be one week after the closing date for applications.

      If, after submitting your application, you wish to change your preferences or submit an additional document, please email Include your full name as it appeared on the application.

  2. Prepare supporting documents

    • Check that you have all the required documents, according to individual course requirements and your personal circumstances, specifically:

      1. Your curriculum vitae - required for entry into postgraduate courses only.
      2. Certified copies of academic transcripts - required in most cases but check course eligibility rules.
      3. A letter of recommendation from your employer on company letterhead - recommended for entry using work experience.
      4. Certified legal documentation - if you have changed your name e.g. a marriage certificate, deed poll name change certificate.
      5. Certified legal documentation - if you need to correct an error in your date of birth e.g. a birth certificate.
      6. English language test results - if your courses were not predominantly in English e.g. IELTS or equivalent test results.
      7. Official translations of any documents not in English.

      A "certified" copy is a copy bearing the recognised mark of a Justice of the Peace, Commission of Oaths or declarations, Public Notary or a Solicitor.

    • Create an electronic copy of your attachments:

      For each certified document, scan and save it on your computer. Save your curriculum vitae to your computer, then get ready to upload all documents in the form.

    • Do not send original documents as they will not be returned.

Then submit your application in one of two ways:

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Alternatively, you can download, print and email/fax your application:

UniSA_Postgraduate_Application_Form (PDF, 164 KB)

PDF applications should be emailed to: or faxed to: +61 3 8628 2989.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management students must complete one compulsory unit and seven elective units for a total of eight units.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit

UniSA recognises prior learning and this course values related work/life experiences. Students can apply for credit for up to a third of the course, which will be assessed and granted on a case-by-case basis according to the policies of UniSA.

Recommended Study Pattern

Students are recommended to enrol in LSCM5043 Supply Chain Management early in their study program.

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