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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely. 

This course will be available for students to study remotely during 2022 if they are unable to undertake face-to-face study. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely. For the latest updates on course availability, visit the COVID-19 information page

About the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Join one of the world’s fastest growing areas of business with our refreshed Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Based on our Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, but requiring fewer units of study, you will learn to apply the concepts and techniques at the heart of logistics and supply chain management, enhancing your career and enabling you to progress to a graduate diploma or master’s qualification.

Logistics and supply chain management are rapidly changing, global industries. With a strong focus on resilience, analytics, sustainability, ethics and responsible management, our future-focused postgraduate program will equip you with the relevant skills for a successful and rewarding career in this fast-growing sector.

Taught by the University’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, recognised by the Australian Government as a key centre of excellence in research and education, you will benefit from the centre’s strong links with industry, and learn to apply the concepts, techniques and principles at the heart of logistics and supply chain management.

Our graduates are in high demand across many industries, including procurement, manufacturing, shipping, airlines, freight, import/export and retail.

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with us?

  • Graduates are in high demand across many industries.
  • Join one of the world’s fastest growing areas of business.
  • Gain skills in analytics, resilience, sustainability and procurement to succeed in today’s rapidly changing environment.
  • Our Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies is recognised as a key centre for excellence in transport and logistics research and education by the Australian Government.
  • Access our award-winning Careers and Employability Office for specialised services that will help you achieve your career aspirations.
  • The University of Sydney Business School is triple accredited, placing it in the top one percent of business schools in the world.
  • We are ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 4 in the world for graduate employability (QS 2020).

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Applying for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

There is no separate application required to apply for a CSP. Once you apply for admission, if you are successful in securing a CSP, you will receive notification via an offer of admission.

A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is not guaranteed as there are a limited number of CSPs available for postgraduate courses. The number of available CSPs for a course can change each semester/year. CSPs are also not automatically awarded for course transfers and upgrades.

CSPs are awarded for the duration of a course based on academic merit determined by the University and eligibility criteria specified by the Australian Government. Learn more about CSPs. If you do not qualify for a CSP you may be offered a domestic fee-paying place.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1: 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2: 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

This course is currently not available to international students. 

Starting date

What you'll study in the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Core units of study

  • Production and Operations Management
  • Introductory Supply Chain Analysis
  • Global Distribution Strategy
  • Sustainable Logistics and Procurement

Completion requirement

The Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management requires the completion of 24 credit points in core units of study.

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, an applicant is required to have:

  • a bachelor's degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School; or
  • appropriate qualifications and equivalent professional work experience of no less than three years in a relevant field, as defined by the Business School;
  • satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
  • any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.

In exceptional circumstances the Business School may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Business School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

Any grade requirements listed are based on the University of Sydney guide to grades.

Students are able to apply to upgrade from the graduate certificate to the graduate diploma or master's degree, upon achieving a credit average (65 percent).

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Course opportunities

The program is taught by some of Australia’s, and the world’s, leading academics in logistics and supply chain management. The lecturers that teach in this program have the expertise and real-world experience necessary to deliver a high-quality learning experience. The international visiting academics (from countries such as Canada, Chile, Germany, the UK and the USA) who teach in the program bring a global flavour and guest lecturers from industry make the connection from the classroom to the workplace.

Professional accreditation

The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to hold the coveted triple crown accreditation from AACSBAMBA and EQUIS, in addition to achieving membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education.

Career pathways

Logistics and supply chain management graduates are in high demand throughout the world. Logistics and supply chain specialists are found in the private and public sectors in distribution, manufacturing, policy and planning. Companies in every type of industry are seeking people at all levels with the vision and drive to deliver continuous improvement in their supply chains.

Examples of the rewarding career opportunities available within this diverse field include:

  • logistics manager
  • supply manager
  • supply chain director/manager
  • export manager
  • operations manager
  • procurement manager
  • shipping coordinator
  • freight manager.


Future study

The Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a pathway option for the Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 

A postgraduate degree can open doors to further study, whether you are interested in pursuing a research degree, or expanding your postgraduate qualifications and skillset by embarking on a management, MBA or specialised business master's degree.

The Business School offers two research degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), which may be studied full-time or part-time. Embarking on a PhD or master's degree by research is an opportunity to join a community of recognised leaders in scholarship and make a significant contribution to your area of study. We are home to many leading researchers and attract generous funding in support of our research projects, and the University of Sydney is consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world.

If you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate study, our postgraduate coursework business degrees cater to students from any background and career stage, with pre- and post-experience options available, to help you achieve the future you’ve imagined. Combine your interests and develop specialised skills to be well positioned in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Domestic students

International students

“My course has given me a solid grounding in supply chain management theory, strategy and practice, backed with technical skills. The enthusiasm among the teaching staff is infectious, and industry professionals were regular guest lecturers, enabling me to connect my studies to the real world. As a result, I graduated industry-ready and secured a permanent job before I completed my studies.”

Kerry Zhuang
Master of Commerce (specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
Procurement Manager, SPOS Group

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