Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management

The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is a programme that equips students with a sound fundamental knowledge base and basic skills regarding supply chain management.

1 year
NQF Level 5
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support


The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management offers a combination of theory and practice in this particular field of study. The qualification aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of specific issues in supply chain management. The purpose of this qualification is to equip students with a sound fundamental knowledge base and basic skills. The qualification offers relevancy to the South African market and commercial sector.
The online Supply Chain Management programme is a respected qualification both at a corporate and government level. The MANCOSA Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is aimed at equipping line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfill their management role within the logistics and supply chain sector of an organisation. This includes the areas of warehousing, transport, inventory, materials management and purchasing.


Upon successful completion of the Supply Chain Management 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 a supply chain strategy.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year


  • Management Principles
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Basic Economics and Finance
  • Logistics and Materials Handling
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Introduction to Purchasing Management


  • Knowledge Checks
  • Short essay questions
  • Project

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English
  • It is possible in some cases, to gain entry into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


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