Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 106771J

Level of study: Postgraduate


Whether they’re constructing more resilient supply chains or looking for the next big leap in technology, logistics professionals are an increasingly crucial factor in business success. This rapidly evolving sector offers new opportunities in e-commerce, automation and data analytics. Could this be your next career move?

Build the foundations for an in-demand career with La Trobe's Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. You'll be set up for success by rapidly upskilling in just one semester.

Designed to give you strong foundations in logistics best practice, you'll get a complete picture of end-to-end supply chains, from procurement and inventory to distribution networks.

Learn how to convert supply chain data into actionable knowledge for better decision-making. You'll understand how optimising any part of a supply chain for best practice can help you adapt to a rapidly changing market, and work on case studies and challenges with real-world relevance.

You'll also develop skills in global business and predictive analytics. Understand how to work in international markets and learn how to maintain a competitive advantage while developing an understanding of the costs, risks, benefits and sustainability impacts of global logistics and supply chains.

We've structured this course to prepare you to step into roles in the logistics sector – but it also provides a perfect pathway into building more expertise in this in-demand field. When you successfully complete this Graduate Certificate, you'll be eligible for advanced standing for four subjects in our Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management or our Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

You'll learn:

Supply chain and logistics principles

Study the concepts underpinning logistics and supply chain management in a range of business and project contexts.

Data analytics and quantitative decision-making

Understand how to analyse supply chain data, including visualisation and optimisation techniques, so you're ready to make decisions and turn insights into action.

Service operations management

Acquire a set of distinctive skills to effectively design and manage service operations and supply chains in a variety of service industry sectors.

Global supply chain integration

Understand the role of logistics and supply chain management in the global context, with a particular focus on advanced analytics and service-driven business environments.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 - Graduate Certificate.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you could work across a range of industries, including logistics and transportation, government, service, production and manufacturing, and non-for-profit organisations.

Possible roles include:

Supply, demand and distribution planner

Make sure businesses get the materials and supplies they need as you plan, monitor and improve their supply chains.

Transport, warehouse, logistics and supply chain manager

Manage the storage, material handling, transportation and distribution of goods by applying your supply chain expertise.

Procurement, supply chain and logistics analyst

Resolve complex supply chain and logistics problems with your analytical skills and understanding of theory.

International trade import or export coordinator

Assist businesses and government bodies with their shipping and receiving needs.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
20,000 Per Year 31 Oct 2022
27 Feb 2023
0.5 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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