AU$16,320 (2024 total)
Through the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Automation, you will build the capabilities to confidently manage the implementation and evaluation of supply chain automation.
The digitisation and application of emerging technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), robotic automation, and blockchain contribute to the vast and expanding logistics and supply chain industry. As you progress through this graduate certificate your knowledge and understanding of these intersecting fields and technologies will give you the skills required to provide holistic supply chain services to your own and clients' businesses.
You will discover the ways in which automation enhances the resilience and effectiveness of supply chains, and how this influences all sectors of the community, spanning business and ecommerce, sustainability, healthcare, poverty reduction, and more. Utilising your advanced skills in analytics, you will be able to communicate supply chain solutions that promote sustainability and efficiency, and explore the ways in which automation is changing the workforce.
Throughout your study, you'll benefit from immersive learning through digital technologies, practical scenarios supplied by industry partners, and interviews with industry for key context, challenges and conversations in the supply chain management. You will work through scenarios and simulations designed to allow you to test solutions to discover which is the most resilient to change, commercially sound and likely to succeed. You will graduate equipped with in-demand automation skills and a professional network to support your next career move.
Delivery is designed with advice from industry partners, and aligns with the requirements of people who are working full-time in the logistics sector. With this, you will be able to study flexibly, with access to online resources and recorded lectures.
Gain an edge with upskilling in new, essential technology, and lead organisational automation transformation efforts.
Join a community of professionals and discover how automation applies to different industries, strengthening your network and expanding your point of view.
Build confidence and capability through a range of analytical approaches to optimise logistics for your organisation.
This degree is closely integrated with industry and real-world problem solving as an integral part of the learning experience. We have partnered with key organisations in industry to help build what you will learn in your classes.
Structured for working professionals, the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Automation is delivered part-time through blended learning comprising face-to-face and online classes according to your preference and availability. Hybrid fortnightly tutorials will be provided outside of normal working hours for online learners in parallel with those able to attend in person. These sessions will include guest speakers from industry, joint problem-solving activities and prepare you for assessments that have business relevance outside of the classroom. You will finish each subject with experiences and artefacts they can add to your public profiles, portfolio or resume.
Your assessment in this course will be based on individual subject requirements, and may include a range of tasks, including presentations, business style reports, analytical reports and other authentic assessment activities as required to allow you to demonstrate your skills in supply chain automation.
The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.
Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.
This graduate certificate was developed with significant industry input, ensuring that you will be equipped with skills relevant to and demanded by industry so that you are work-ready.
In addition to industry-informed course content, you will learn from guest lecturers, immersive learning through practical scenarios provided by industry partners, 360-degree virtual site visits, "day in the life" videos of supply chain automation professions, and interviews with industry.
The Graduate Certificate of Supply Chain Automation is delivered sequentially, ensuring your learning broadens the deeper you get into your study.
Studying part-time, you will gain foundational knowledge in supply chain and explore automation's impact across sectors and industries. You will also build advanced skills in analytics, allowing you to effectively communicate your insights to a range of audiences and implement recommendations based on your findings. Finally, you will explore supply chain technology adoption, ensuring you can present, develop, implement and manage the best possible solutions and outcomes for your business, clients or organisation.
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Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The supply chain industry is changing rapidly, and is in need of highly skilled automation specialists.
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Automation, you will be equipped with the highly specialised skills currently in demand by industry, including those required to support and implement change and organisational transformations to support the booming warehousing sector.
You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.
*All applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).
There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.
A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.
You can gain entry to this graduate certificate from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs, if you meet the entry requirements.
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.
Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.
The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Automation is a pathway into the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management.
Upon successful completion of the GC211 Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Automation, you may be eligible for up to 48 credit points of exemption towards MC198 Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management.
All other credits and exemptions will be assessed in accordance to the RMIT Admissions and Credit Policy and the relevant program structure. Please note, all exemptions are subject to change.
Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2024 is $351.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
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Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.