Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 106770K

Level of study: Postgraduate


Experienced logistics and supply chain professionals are critical for business success. As we all adjust to the impacts of a truly globalised world, businesses are searching for experts who can look at their logistics needs and find innovative solutions – from e-commerce and automation to smarter decision-making with data analytics.

Upskill in this exciting field – La Trobe's Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will give you the opportunity to develop a strong suite of in-demand skills in only 12 months.

In this course, which we've designed to immerse you in logistics best practice, you'll get an end-to-end understanding of supply chains and explore how to adapt to changes in the market. You'll develop advanced skills in business and predictive analytics, as well as investigate procurement, distribution networks and inventory management.

You'll also expand your perspective with our global approach as we help you explore international logistics. Learn how to keep a competitive advantage and understand the costs, risks, benefits and sustainability impacts of global logistics and supply chains.

Want to take your study further? Complete this course and you'll be eligible to apply for our Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management – as well as gain advanced standing for the subjects you've already completed. Or you could exit early after your first semester with a Graduate Certificate in 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.

Emerging trends and innovations

Explore the latest technological advancements and emerging trends in logistics and supply chain management.

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

Career outcomes

Management professionals with specialised skills in supply chain and logistics can find employment in a variety of industries, including logistics and transportation, government, service, production and manufacturing, and non-for-profit organisations. Possible roles could include:

Supply, demand and distribution planner

Plan, monitor and improve supply chain performance to ensure businesses maintain a consistent supply of the materials they need.

Transport, warehouse, logistics and supply chain manager

Turn your knowledge of supply chains into practical action managing goods storage, material handling, transportation and distribution.

Procurement, supply chain and logistics analyst

Analyse complex supply chain and logistics problems to find solutions, using your analytical skills and deep understanding of theory.

International trade import or export coordinator

Help businesses and government bodies with the shipping and receiving of products.

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
40,000 Per Year 31 Oct 2022
27 Feb 2023
1 year
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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