Course Overview

This qualification has been designed by the industry, for the industry and is perfect if you're just starting out, working in, or planning to work in an operational decision making position in the field of supply chain management.

Our expert tutors give you individual support and encouragement and our online delivery means you can study anywhere in New Zealand with both part-time and full-time offerings available.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 5)
Locations Online
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 semester part-time

Domestic students study this course fully online. International students attend face-to-face on campus tutorials at set times plus online learning.
Total credits 60
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $3,096 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Roles in operational areas such as:

  • production planning
  • demand management
  • procurement
  • production or distribution supervision/team leadership
  • inventory control
  • warehouse management

Potential employers include:

  • distribution companies
  • supply chain companies
  • logistics companies
  • local authorities
  • warehousing companies

Topics you'll cover

During the course you'll learn about:

  • demand management
  • manufacturing planning and control
  • inventory management
  • procurement and distribution
  • health and safety
  • codes of compliance
  • best practice
  • dangerous goods
  • risk and constraint management
  • continual improvement
  • financial analysis
  • optimisation
  • customer service

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $3,096 for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must have:

  • 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
  • equivalent tertiary study

If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.

Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

Other Considerations

Computer Requirements

  • access to a computer and reliable high speed internet service
  • Internet Explorer or Firefox (latest) or Chrome
  • web cam and headset with microphone
  • Microsoft Word - minimum version 97-2003
  • latest Adobe Flash - free to download from Adobe online
  • latest Adobe Reader - free to download from Adobe online
  • latest Java installed

English language requirements

Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Online Online 22 Jul 2024 Apply Now

Study options

  • 1 semester part-time
  • Domestic students study this course fully online. International students attend face-to-face on campus tutorials at set times plus online learning.

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