Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

This course will be replaced by the Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from 2016.

If you do not want to commit to a full Master of Logistics Management program, you can gain a solid grounding through the Sydney Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management. The graduate diploma is based on the master’s program but requires fewer units of study. In most circumstances, you can choose to progress to the Master of Logistics Management on satisfactory completion of the graduate diploma.

Course outline


The Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management requires the completion of 36 credit points comprising: (i) four core units of study (24 credit points) and (ii) two elective units of study (12 credit points).

Core units of study

(1)   Foundation units: ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management and ITLS5100 Quantitative Logistics & Transport

(2)   Advanced units: ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement and ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management.

Elective units of study

Completion of two elective options is a requirement of the Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management and students are required to select their electives from a specified list as set out in the Business School (Postgraduate) Handbook.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

The Logistics Management courses provide training in the field of logistics and supply chain management, with a particular emphasis on management and operations. Logistics is currently one of the most popular areas of study with plenty of job opportunities, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Logistics specialists are found in the private and public sectors in distribution, manufacturing, policy and planning.


Admission requirements

For entry into this course, students must have either met the entry requirements as for the Master's degree OR have completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma, graduate certificate or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution (at standard acceptable to the Business School). For specific entry requirements see:

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply:

  1. directly to the University, or
  2. through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

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