Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management

The programme is directed at persons employed in organisations who have practical knowledge of aspects of supply chain management and who may not have had the opportunity to pursue higher education qualifications.

1 year
NQF Level 5
120 credits

Key features

  • Relevant to the economic context of the business environment.
  • Based on Industry trends and needs
  • Benchmarked against sound business & accounting principles
  • Flexible Programme Delivery options
  •  Easily accessible support
  • Builds a sustainable advantage

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The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management will provide a sound basis in the principles and practice of supply chain management. The qualification may also be accessed by school leavers who intend pursuing careers in the sub-disciplinary areas of supply chain management.

Supply chain management seeks to integrate the value chain of organisations (all suppliers and customers) and processes that contribute to ultimate customer value. Supply chain management is a systems approach to managing the entire flow of information, materials, and services from the suppliers’ supplier to the customers’ customer.


Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the supply chain management environment within an organisation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of performance and risk within a
    supply chain management environment
  • Contribute to the development of a supply chain strategy for an organisation.


  • Contribute to operational plans for supply chain management
  • Implement elements of a supply chain strategy

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • An Overview of Supply Chain Management
  • Management Principles
  • Principles of Economics

Semester 2

  • Supply Issues in Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Issues in Supply Chain Management
  • Distribution Issues in Supply Chain Management

Admission requirements

A National Senior Certificate with a minimum Higher Certificate admission or a relevant NQF 4 Qualification or Equivalent

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