Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

The 2017 course information for this course is now available. View 2017 course details.

Course summary

Course summary - 2016

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Number of units: 4 units to complete
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Mon - Fri: 8am - late

Sat & Sun: 9am - 5pm

All times in Australian Eastern
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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.

Advanced knowledge of current and innovative logistics and supply chain management practices. Plan and undertake a logistics and supply chain project that integrates theoretical knowledge in a research context either in an academic or industrial setting. Advanced theoretical knowledge of tools and techniques used in supply chain management in a global professional context.

Apply acquired knowledge of models and frameworks for case and supply chain analysis to examine current and dynamic global logistics and supply chain management practices. Synthesise advanced technical research skills to be applied in a professional context either academic or industrial to be able to adapt and respond to current and future global logistics and supply chain management challenges.

Analyse and critically evaluate alternative solutions to logistics and supply chain management problems and apply the appropriate and ethical solutions. Apply advanced technical research skills and present findings in a professional academic or industrial context.

Advanced understanding of major tools and techniques used to manage a supply chain system. Advanced understanding of the various key components of a supply chain system and how they should be analysed and designed in ways which produce the most desirable overall system performance. To generate effective solutions and decision making through team work and individual endeavour.

Generate, derive and prioritise alternative solutions to logistics and supply chain management problems and apply the appropriate and ethical solutions. Apply advanced knowledge across the various aspects of logistics and supply chain management from quality management, use of appropriate technologies, advanced modelling and simulation, to analytical methods within a global economic, ethical, socially responsible and professional context.

Analyse and communicate complex ideas and evaluate outcomes appropriately in a professional or scholarly context.

Apply advanced knowledge across the various aspects of logistics and supply chain management from quality management, use of appropriate technologies, advanced modelling and simulation, to analytical methods within a global economic, ethical and professional context.

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.

Academic

Applicants would normally have:

A minimum of three (3) years full time management experience AND a recogonised bachelor degree or equivalent professional qualification, from one of the following disciplines: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Transport, Management, Engineering, Marketing, Business, Computing and IT, Science, Mathematics, Accounting and Commerce.

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management students must complete all four units

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Total Quality Management
LSCM5022 UniSA Sess 1 - -
Project Planning and Control
LSCM3008 UniSA Sess 1 - -
Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Procurement and Purchasing Management
LSCM5052 UniSA - Sess 2 -
Engineering Research Practice
EENG5004 UniSA - Sess 2 -

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.

Once you have enrolled:

Once your enrolment has been confirmed, your details will be sent through to the University of South Australia (UniSA). Your details will then be used to send out your UniSA log in details. If you enrolled two weeks before (or earlier) to the start of the study period your log in details for the UniSA student portal will be sent out two weeks prior to the start of the study period. If you enrol during the last two weeks before the start of the study period the email will be sent the following Monday after you enrol.

If you have not received your log in details by the start of the study period date please contact UniSA directly on 1300 361 450. 
 

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Please note: This course has undergone a major change due to changes in the Australian Qualification Framework. Students who started their degree prior to 2015 can continue with the pre2015 course. All students beginning their studies from 2015 will need to study the new course structure

Changes in 2015:

Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management:

Electivity has been removed and students will now be required to follow a prescribed schedule. As a result, all units are considered to be core units.
There is the also the introduction of 2 new units to ensure the appropriate AQF learning outcomes for a postgraduate level.

Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management:

Electivity has been removed and students will now be required to follow a prescribed schedule. As a result, all units are core and the course can only be offered as a part-time study option.
The 2 new units will form part of the Graduate Certificate.
 
Aside from 2 units that have been removed, all units from the 2014 structure form part of the new structure for 2015. It is recommended that current/existing students follow the new schedule where possible. However, units that have been completed prior to 2015 will still be counted toward their award.
 
New units:
LSCM 3008 - Project Planning and Control
ENGG 5004 - Engineering Research Practice
 
Removed units:
LSCM 5040 - Project Planning and Control
LSCM 5039 - Logistics Engineering 
 
New students from 2015 are required to complete all units in the new structure.

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