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New Zealand Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 5)

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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.

Study 100% online, with opportunities to come to onsite classes at MIT Manukau in the evenings.

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s) Online
Level 5
Domestic fees

$3,300 (approx.)

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Programme code NZ2811
Duration

Full-time for 17 teaching weeks, part-time available. 
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 3 years.

Study method

Full-time, Part-time, Online

Credits 60
International fees Not available to international students
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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 5)


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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 a 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 or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.

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.

522.523 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.

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 work 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.

944.524 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 and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the logistics calendar.

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.

For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

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.)
$3,062 $3,062
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.)
$3,256 $3,256
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.)
$6,318 $6,318
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. 80%
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. N/A
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. N/A - N/A
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
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Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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