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Supply Chain Management 5

New Zealand Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 5)


Course details

  • One year part time
  • Part-time
  • $3,670*
  • Level 5
  • Online delivery

Course details may change 
As part of our move into Te Pūkenga, we are excited to be part of a large-scale review of courses. This is ongoing, meaning some course details may change, including fees and entry requirements. In the meantime, applications are open, and we welcome you to apply. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note, this course is currently not available. For expressions of interest, please contact us by email.


Running an effective supply chain can mean the difference between make or break for many organisations. Upskilling your own or your team’s competency to optimise your supply chain is an increasingly recognised way of adding value to your organisation. This will help you to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. 

This programme is for people currently working in or aspiring to work in roles that cover supply chain disciplines (including planning, sourcing materials, manufacturing, logistics, and returns). It is based on real-world examples from the industry. 

Students will gain a broad knowledge of supply chain concepts, linkages, and practices. They will also gain an understanding of demand management, manufacturing planning and control, inventory management, procurement and distribution, and relevant legislation.

Delivered part-time, classes typically run between 4pm-7pm (this is except for the first class in each module that runs from 3pm-7pm). There is a tutor present throughout to guide students through the programme. It has been developed to cater to those in the workforce, and the class times are intended to fit around work and life commitments as best as possible.

View programme modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SCMG501Operations Management Skills in a Supply Chain Context515  
SCMG502Communication Skills in Supply Chain Management 
SCMG503Legislation and Health and Safety in Supply Chain 
SCMG504Technical Supply Chain Management Skills 515  

Career/further opportunities

Graduates will be capable of working in unsupervised supply chain management roles and may have some responsibility in supervising others.


Entry criteria

Candidates can gain entry to this programme by meeting one of the following criteria:

Based on your school achievement (secondary school study):

  • 40 credits at NCEA Level 2; including 10 literacy credits at NCEA Level 2 and 10 numeracy credits at NECA Level 1;
  • Or a recognised equivalent.

Based on study completed after school (tertiary study):

  • Completed a relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3 or above;
  • Or a recognised equivalent.

Based on discretionary entrance

Applicants who do not meet any of the entry options stated above and think they have what it takes to complete this programme can apply for discretionary entrance. The application is based on the applicant's ability to demonstrate a likelihood to succeed in the programme. The decision is at the discretion of the Head of School/Centre Director or their delegate. The ability to progress into further study depends on how successful the applicant is within the programme they apply and are accepted into under discretionary entrance.

Selection criteria

Candidates are in employment or have access to an organisation where they have supply chain operations responsibilities as part of their role.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

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Your first day

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What you will need

Timetable information

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How to find your way around

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Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking and find out about discounted bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

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