New Zealand Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 5)

Programme highlights

Make the most of a career in the logistics industry. 

This certificate will set you up for advancement or entry into supply chain management where the job options keep expanding. 

You will gain skills in:

  • Supply chain demand
  • Transport and distribution systems
  • Inventory control
  • Procurement management.
Want a flexible study option that fits around your location and lifestyle?

Choose to study online with regular online class sessions every day.

Key facts

Start Month(s) In-class (part-time):
February, March, May, July, October
Online (full-time, part-time):
February
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau; Online
Level 5
Domestic fees $3,100 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ2811
Duration

17 teaching weeks (full-time; online); 42 teaching weeks (part-time)

Study Method Full-time, Part-time (evening classes)
Credits 60
International Fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Entry requirements

  • 60 NCEA credits at level 2 with a minimum of
    • 12 NCEA credits in English at level 2
    • 12 NCEA credits in mathematics at level 2 
OR
  • Completed the New Zealand Certificate of Distribution (Level 4) 
OR
  • Completed the New Zealand Certificate of International Freight Logistics (Level 4)
OR
  • Completed an New Zealand certificate in a business discipline (level 5)
Other requirements for distance online delivery mode students
  • Access to a computer (preferably a laptop) and reliable high-speed internet service 
  • Internet Explorer or Firefox (latest) or Chrome
  • Headset with microphone and it is recommended access to webcam if no camera on the device.

Provisional entry

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 Director/Head of School.

Career opportunities

  • Positions in warehousing operational areas such as inventory control, or warehouse manager
  • Positions in procurement such as buyer, asset manager, or supply chain analyst
  • Positions in distribution such as systems analyst, team coordinator, or inventory manager.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below five courses (60 credits):

183.510 Supply Chain Communication (10 credits)

  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders within a supply chain environment
  • Learn professional business communication methods and practices
  • Learn elements of effective communication strategy.

723.501 Logistics Health and Safety (10 credits)

Learn to monitor and maintain legislative and company requirements to contribute to a safe and effective workplace. Aspects to be covered on this course include:

  • Legislation
  • Health and safety manual
  • Best practice
  • Specific industry terminology
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Workplace safety such as hazard identification and accident registers
  • Responsibilities under health and safety legislation
  • Safe work practices
  • Dangerous goods processes and legislation.

944.522 Warehouse and Distribution (10 credits)

Understand the principles, techniques and methodologies to working in distribution and inventory management at an operational, decision making level. Aspects include:

  • Types of inventory
  • Warehouse management theories
  • Customer service levels and responsive demand
  • Order to cash cycle
  • Warehouse management systems (WMS) and types of distribution channels
  • End to end logistic processes
  • Customer relationship management end to end processes
  • Third (3PL) and fourth (4PL) party logistics, outsourcing and contact logistics
  • Supply chain management (SCM) and logistics cost overview
  • Key performance indicators (KPI) and six sigma lean
  • Efficient consumer response (ECR) and quick response (QR)
  • Technology and innovation.

944.523 Procurement (20 credits)

This very large and comprehensive course is at the core of supply chain strategy. You will learn to understand the principles, techniques and methodologies for working in purchasing and procurement at an operational decision making level. Aspects include:

  • Purchasing definition, evolution, role, activities and skills
  • Generic procurement structure processes and strategies
  • Purchase order cycle and lead time
  • Inventory control theory
  • Products and product life cycle (PLC)
  • Cost analysis and trade offs factors
  • Supplier selection evaluation and contract responsibilities
  • Performance measures
  • Forecasting accuracy
  • Manufacturing requirement planning
  • Sales and operations (S&OP)
  • Quality management lean and six sigma (SS)
  • Technology and eCommerce.

944.524 Network Planning (10 credits)

  • Learn to appropriately apply working knowledge to plan and coordinate transport network activities in a supply chain
  • Examine facility locations decisions and considerations, including costs, demand, single or multiple, proximity, business environment, nodal points, service and retail factors and use facility location tools
  • Learn the practicalities of facility location and distribution issues and procedures
  • Conduct network planning based on logistic costs, customer service levels and profit contribution
  • Perform network mathematical routing scheduling and selection of tools.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the logistics calendar.

Key information for students

New Zealand Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 5)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. 60 NCEA credits at Level 2 with a minimum of 12 NCEA credits in English at Level 2, 12 NCEA credits in Mathematics at Level 2 OR Completed the NZ Certificate of Distribution L4 OR Completed the NZ Certificate of International Freight Logistics L4 OR Completed a NZ Certificate in a Business discipline L5 Other requirements for Distance online delivery mode students: Access to a computer (Preferably a laptop) and reliable high-speed internet service Internet Explorer or Firefox (latest) or Chrome Headset with microphone and it is recommended access to Web cam if no camera on device
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 19 Weeks
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$2,984 $2,984
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$3,106 $3,106
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$6,090 $6,090
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 84%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $36,481
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $30,533 - $41,354
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.