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Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management (GradCertLogMan)

This version of the Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management is for students commencing from 2015. Continuing students who commenced study prior to 2015, should refer to the information for Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management on the Postgraduate Coursework Programs for Continuing Students Only (Discontinued Programs) page.

From 2016, this course will be retitled the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management for 2016 commecing students and students transferring into the 2016 version of the degree.

Course Code GCLOGMGT1000
Course Type Postgraduate
Credit Points Required  24
This program is not available to international students.
Minimum duration of degree
Full-time 0.5 years
Part-time 1 year


The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in the University of Sydney Business School is an Australian Key Centre of Excellence and world class research institute with strong industry links and a key role in developing innovative ideas in logistics and supply chain management policy. Our programs focus on management and operations, developing specialist skills in: applying the concepts, techniques and principles that underlie logistics and supply chain management; understanding the relationships between business processes within and between organisations; using systems approaches to solve business problems; and managing the impact of current and future trends in logistics management on business processes.

Course structure

Please Note: Students who commenced their degree prior to 2015 should refer to the course structure, available major subject areas and resolutions in the handbook for the year they commenced. Archived handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website.

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management, students must successfully complete a total of four core units of study (24 credit points).

Core units of study

(i) Foundation

# Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for ITLS5000. Students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to the Postgraduate Coordinator for Logistics Management at (

(ii) Advanced

Progression guide

Students complete the required core and elective units of study. Students may also complete certain core and elective units of study in Summer or Winter School.

The following table shows an illustrative course progression example for a student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Logistics Management.

Year / Semester Unit of study Unit of study Credit points
Year 1
Semester 1
ITLS5000 ITLS6003 12
Year 1
Semester 2

Please Note: The information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their course in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan your program based upon your individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your course.