Studying the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management will give you specialised knowledge in the field of supply chain and logistics management.
Graduates develop a body of knowledge that includes an understanding of recent developments in the supply chain management discipline. The course will prepare you for professional or highly-skilled work in the rapidly growing fields of logistics and supply chain management, enabling progression into senior leadership positions in the field, or subsequent postgraduate study.
The graduate certificate is nested within the broader Master of Supply Chain Management and it also provides a pathway to Victoria University’s highly regarded MBA (Master of Business Administration).
From 2021, this course will be delivered in eight-week mode, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you to build strong professional networks.
The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.
VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.
Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.
We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice and can show you effective ways to study and manage your time.
Our programs include:
- drop-in sessions
- peer mentoring
- maths and writing resources
- resume and career guidance.
Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.
You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:
- e-learning content for courses
- student email
- student software packages
- social networking tools.
On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:
Graduates may find careers in management-level positions in purchasing, supply, logistics, distribution, procurement and warehousing.
Graduates are encouraged to progress to the Master in Supply Chain Management.
To attain the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management, students will be required to complete 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) consisting of:
- 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) of professional core units
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Synthesise and critically review knowledge about business systems relevant to supply chain practices to make independent technical recommendations;|
|2.||Analyse and evaluate literature applicable to established supply chain theories, and to emerging situations and challenges in contemporary supply chain situations;|
|3.||Resolve complex problems related to, the ways in which networks of interconnected businesses collaborate to make, and deliver, products and services for global markets;|
|4.||Effectively communicate complex supply chain management knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences; and|
|5.||Critically evaluate a range of activities that constitute the supply chain management discipline in an international context.|
What's a unit?
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.
Fees & scholarships
Fee type definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.
Students who enrol in a:
- Commonwealth supported place pay tuition fees that are partly subsidised by the Australian government
- full fee-paying place need to pay the full amount for all enrolled units before census each study period.
In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.
If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.
Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.