Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management 

SAQA ID 85028


NQF Level 6


Total Credits 360






The purpose of the programme is to develop graduates with a wide range of professional, vocational and industry-specific intellectual competencies, knowledge and practical skills as to be able to critically analyse, interpret and understand logistics and supply chain management principles, processes and procedures. The graduate will be equipped to take decisions in the context of a logistics and/or supply chain organisation, to analyse relevant information, and to produce innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems based on informed judgement.

The proposed curriculum will contribute towards the intended outcomes by providing a student with a range of fundamental knowledge and competencies in fields such as business communications, information systems and financial management. Furthermore, it will also provide the student with detailed knowledge about general management principles and specific logistic and supply chain management principles. Practical decision-making skills will be facilitated by means of case studies, which will require a critical situation analysis, the selection and interpretation of relevant information and the implementation of decisions.

By means of work-integrated learning (WIL), students will gain substantial work-related experience and will be afforded the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in the workplace context.

Students will be expected to undertake investigations in the logistic and supply chain field, including evaluating different sources of information, gathering and interpreting appropriate information, communicating complex information reliably, and coherently using logistics and supply chain conventions, formats and technologies. Students will also be expected to work in a team in an unpredictable context with various role players, including professional and administrative staff within the logistics and supply chain environment. A student should further demonstrate sensitivity towards different communities and for their social and cultural differences and needs, particularly with respect to the distribution of goods within different communities.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, student should be able to:

  • Effectively source completion of the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain information, evaluate, select and analyse appropriate information, and effectively communicate and disseminate this information 
  • Understand and apply relevant models, procedures, tools and techniques that are available to a logistics and supply chain manager to establish effective and efficient solutions to problems;
  • Confidently utilise quantitative approaches in decision making; and
  • Apply detailed logistics and supply chain knowledge, concepts, principles and theories in context;
  • Apply sound financial management principles in a logistics and supply chain environment;
  • Fulfill the functions and roles that a logistics and supply chain manager is normally called upon to discharge as his/her duties.
Admission Requirements

3 Subjects on Higher Level (Grades 1 – 3) with 2 subjects on Ordinary Level (Grades A – C)


2 Subjects on Higher Level (Grades 1 – 3) with 4 subjects on Ordinary Level (Grades A – E). Any of the aforementioned options must include English.


Completed the OLG Higher Certificate in Logistics, Project or Procurement Management or other relevant 120 credit Higher Certificate with a minimum aggregate of 50%

Mode of Delivery

Distance Learning


The recommended minimum period in which to finish this programme is three years. Certification of the qualification cannot be obtained in a shorter time than this.

The maximum period in which to complete the programme is five years.

Studies will be terminated at the end of five academic years without the option of re-registration if there are any outstanding modules.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Students are able to have career opportunities in:

  • Warehouse Manager 
  • Operations and Logistics Manager 
  • Stocks and Logistics Manager 
  • Manager: Inward Logistics 
  • Procurement Manager
  • Distribution Planner
  • Supply Chain Manager
Programme Modules


First Year

Total Credits: 120


Logistics Business Communication 

Business Management 1

Logistics Management 1

Transport Economics 1

Second Year 

Total Credits: 120


Business Information Systems

Logistics Management 2

Business Management 2 

Transport Management 2

Work Integrated Learning 1

Work Integrated Learning 2

Third Year

Total Credits: 120 


Financial Management 2

Logistics Management 3

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems 1

Supply Chain Management 2

Work Integrated Learning 2

Procurement Management

Student Success Stories

Grizelda Griffiths

Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

“Distance studying teaches you to read a lot, do a lot of research by yourself and to become your own teacher.”

Joel Griffiths

Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

“You must be able to sacrifice in order to get the results.”

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