Duration: 
0.5 years full time equivalent or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Start date:
15 March 2021
Application due dates:
Direct applications are due on 7 March 2021 for our next intake which starts on 15 March 2021.

Overview

Advance your career in the fields of transport, logistics and supply chain management, with the Graduate Certificate in Transport Systems at Victoria University.

This graduate certificate will expand your transport-systems knowledge and skills, helping you prepare for further postgraduate study or a leadership position in the field.

Update and expand your knowledge of general business in the context of transport and infrastructure management, and discover strategies for addressing contemporary challenges in this rapidly growing sector. 

You'll gain expertise in:

  • transport and logistic systems
  • public transport and strategy
  • transport policy governance and safety
  • future transport and infrastructure strategies.

The graduate certificate provides an admissions pathway into the Master of Supply Chain Management if you are unable to enrol directly into that course. 

In 2021, the government is subsidising select higher education short courses for domestic students, making them significantly more affordable. 

They're also offering the HECS-HELP loan scheme – so you can study now, pay later through your tax. 

For the February start date, this course is delivered in trimester mode. From July 2021, this course will be delivered in eight-week mode, as part of the VU Block Model for postgraduate courses. This 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.

With our Graduate Certificate in Transport Systems, you will gain real-world experience through top companies in the logistics and ERP professions.

We have strong industry partnerships that benefit our business students, including with SAP.

Benefit from our specialised School for Transport Systems and Civic Infrastructure – a cross-university school, uniting teaching and learning, research and innovation under one banner.

The school's focus is building and sustaining Australia’s capabilities in transport systems and civic infrastructure. Working with transport organisations and their communities, the School for Transport Systems and Civic Infrastructure finds ways to respond to social, technical and environmental changes.

Supply chain and logistics is one of Victoria University’s research focus areas providing independent, industry-focused study and development.

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Careers in transport systems

Graduates may find careers in operator and management-level positions in transport across sectors, third-party service provider, intermodal goods warehousing and distribution, and public transports. 

We encourage you to progress to our masters degree, and aim for one of the following roles:

  • supply chain manager
  • logistics professional
  • global procurement specialist
  • sourcing/distribution manager
  • enterprise resource planning developer
  • project leader
  • transport coordinator
  • warehouse supervisor
  • import/export manager
  • customs manager.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Certificate in Transport Systems, students will be required to complete 48 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of professional core units

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Exemplify initiative, ethical practices and social responsibility when leading in a contemporary transport systems work environment;  
  2. Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex transport operations, safety compliance, governance and challenges in contemporary logistics and public transport systems;  
  3. Resolve complex transport issues through networks of interconnected businesses and stakeholders collaboration to develop strategies and execute action plan for an integrated transport systems;  
  4. Articulate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences in a culturally diverse communities and businesses;  
  5. Exhibit accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgements and innovative thinking in response to contemporary and future intelligent transport systems and challenges; and  
  6. Analyse and evaluate research findings applicable to business environments as part of the course work.  

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.

Credits

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 for this course: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), Full-fee

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:

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.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

How to apply

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Find out more about applying for our courses.

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications are due on 7 March 2021 for our next intake which starts on 15 March 2021.

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