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Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management

SAQA ID: 117683

Our Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is an IMM Qualification on NQF level 5 and is quality assured by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). You have 12 months to complete the qualification although should you require it for whatever reason you may complete the qualification within 4 years.

Supply chain management is the management of the flow of materials, goods, services and information, including the transformation process, which converts inputs such as materials and components into final products and services.

Logistics, which is an integral part of supply chain management, lies at the centre of every consumer requirement worldwide. In South Africa it is a scarce skill – the country has a pressing need for skilled talent in this field. One global study estimates that demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply by six to one.

Once qualified you will have learnt the fundamental skills required to engage in the processes and interrelationships across the supply chain so as to create sustainable value for organisations. The Higher Certificate also provides you with a ‘foot in the door’ in a variety of industries that experience difficulties in sourcing these skills.

After completion of your Higher Certificate, you can continue your learning with IMM Graduate School and apply to do our BCom in International Supply Chain Management and then follow on with our BCom Honours in Supply Chain Management. Your learning path with IMM Graduate School is clearly laid out and will open many career opportunities for you.

Qualification: NQF level 5. 135 credits
Duration: Min. 1 year. Max. 4 years.

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Programme Exit Level Outcomes

There are seven learning outcomes in this programme

  • Demonstrate an elementary understanding of literacy with respect to academic writing, technology, numeracy and communications.
  • Display an elementary but broad scope of knowledge in the field of Supply Chain and be able to link supply chain activities to the functioning of organisations.
  • Associate and describe within a business context the systems within which organisations operate and be able to link these to supply chain opportunities.
  • Explain the typical elementary methods and procedures involved in the supply chains.
  • Explain the theories typically applied in the field of business management.
  • Solve elementary supply chain and business problems in organisations.
  • Access, process and apply elementary business information, considering ethical behaviour.

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IMM Graduate School’s Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the global body of international professionals for everyone who works within supply chain, logistics and transport.

Modules

The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is offered as a basic entry-level supply chain qualification at level 5 of the NQF (HEQSF aligned) and consists of 135 credits. The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management comprises seven modules:

  • Academic Literacy (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Business Management (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Business Numeracy (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of International Trade (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Transport and Logistics (20 credits)

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