Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Level 7

Logistics is the science of planning, organising and managing activities that provide goods and services right through to consumers. It’s getting the right product to the right place at the right time with the right quality and at the right price.

Start your logistics career here. Job opportunities after graduation include import/export clerk, customs broker, inventory controller, purchasing officer, container controller and so on. Over 90% of our graduates get jobs in our local booming logistics industry.

Programme Details

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Become the strongest link in the chainIf you want to enhance your industry skills and knowledge and take your freight forwarding or logistics career along a management path, this programme has been designed with you in mind.

You may already be working in the industry in middle management or aspire to take on management responsibilities in the future. Or you may be looking to get into the industry.

When you graduate you'll be able to efficiently carry out the tasks required of intermediate and management roles within the freight forwarding and logistics industry. You'll be able to establish systems, research and develop solutions to problems, and implement and evaluate strategies for optimising efficiency.

Programme Code MN4470
Study Method Full-time or distance learning
Qualification MIT Graduate Certificate

One semester (full time)
Three semesters (part time)

Applications Close when the programme is full
Start Dates February and July
Level 7
Credits 60
Fees $2,988 (approx)
International Student Fees $9,400 (approx)

Offered by

New Zealand Maritime School

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have successfuly completed an appropriate NQF Level 6 or 7 programme, e.g. a Diploma in Business, Bachelor of Business or equivalent
  • Have successfuly completed the MIT Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Level 5) plus relevant work experience
  • Have successfuly completed the MIT Diploma in Shipping and Freight (Level 5) plus relevant work experience
  • Have evidence of at least 3 years relevant work experience at a senior operational level or equivalent (prospective mature students may be asked to complete a research essay to show academic prowess)
  • Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5) or equivalent

Personal presentation and discipline, communication skills, attitude and motivation to learn and succeed will be determined through an interview.  All applicants will be interviewed.  The interview will also provide an opportunity to outline the programme and to ensure the applicant is aware of the course content and assessment policies.  The interview will also ensure that the applicant has applied for the most appropriate level of programme by assessing work experience, prior learning and aptitude.  Alternative means to assess these criteria will be adopted where an interview is not practicable, e.g. in the case of international applicants. 

Note:  Applicants are welcome to bring a support person to the interview. 

Prospective students who meet the entry criteria and interview requirements will be accepted in order of application until the programme is full.  Preference may be given to graduates from the Manukau Institute of Technology Diploma in Supply Chain Management.

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Programme Summary

Students complete the following courses:

  • Managing Risk in the Supply Chain
  • Transport and Maritime Law
  • Logistics Practice
  • Logistics Management.

Further Training or Study

Bachelor of Applied Management

Career Opportunities

Intermediate and management positions in the freight forwarding and logistics industry.

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