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Supply Chain Management

Graduate Certificate

GC-SUPCMG

Course
Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management
CRICOS
041930G
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Gain in-depth knowledge of logistics management, global distribution and transportation.

Business woman overlooking shipping containers

Accelerated learning

Learn how to expertly use new and existing technologies relevant to logistics and supply chain management.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

In this course, you will be introduced to the principles of logistics management, considering logistics as the management of the flow of goods and services in profit and non-profit organisations. 

You will explore some typical logistics activities including transportation, material and inventory management, distribution, customer service, information systems and order processing.

You will also study transportation as part of the logistics process, exploring transport economic theory. Topics in materials and inventory management and the enhancement of logistics management with information technology are also examined.

This course leads to the Master of Commerce (Supply Chain Management).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Formal procurement training will provide you with the expertise to be a successful purchasing and procurement specialist.
  • Curtin is the only Western Australian university to provide formal qualifications in procurement.
  • This is a new field of study with significant job opportunities as companies increasingly understand the substantial costs savings that are possible through application of appropriate procurement strategies and processes.

Career information

Careers

  • Commodities manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Supply chain planner
  • Strategic sourcing manager

Industries

  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Planning and operations

What you'll learn

  • apply logistics and supply chain knowledge, principle and practices in a business of public sector environment to ensure effective and efficient operations of an organisation, fulfil a managerial role in logistics and supply chain management within organisations
  • apply logical and analytical methods to improve logistics and supply chain processes and activities, think creatively to generate innovative solutions to logistics and supply chain problems
  • use information expertly to manage and improve logistics and supply chain practices
  • communicate at an advanced level, using appropriate terminology, with individuals and groups in organisations and within supply chains
  • expertly use new and existing technologies relevant to logistics and supply chain management
  • take responsibility for own learning and professional development to maximise career progression and advancement throughout the working life
  • identify, understand and deal effectively with international issues relevant to logistics and supply chain management
  • work independently and demonstrate ethical and professional leadership in logistics and supply chain management areas

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of study other than logistics, or at least 5 years' relevant work experience. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,000*
Total indicative course fee $15,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $15,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300*
Total indicative course fee $15,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $15,300*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Semester 1 and Semester 2

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How to apply

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