Level up your career and streamline business operations with expert knowledge in supply chain processes.
Why Choose the Higher Certificate Programme?

The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management equips students with the skills required for entry-level positions in the industry. Course subjects include: End-User Computing, Business Communication, Economics, and Supply Chain Management Practice. Graduates will be well-prepared for fundamental roles in Supply Chain Management, vital for personal growth. Students will acquire competencies in administrative tasks and can pursue entry-level positions in logistics, operations management, data capture, clerical roles, procurement and purchasing.

Course Information

You may enter the Higher Certificate programme, with any one of the following:
  • National Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
  • Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4
  • National Certificate Vocational, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
  • The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

    Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

    On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management conferred by the College Rector at the college’s official graduation ceremony.

    • Buyer – Pay Estimate: +/- R203 000 to R300 000 per year
    • Commodities Manager – Pay Estimate: +/- R671,743 to R800 000 per year
    • Logistics Administrator – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R480 000 per year
    • Procurement Manager – Pay Estimate: +/- R400 000 to R571 000 per year
    1 Year 1st Semester Subjects Business Communication, Information Systems for Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Management, Introduction to Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Principles & Key Criteria, Supply Chain Management Practice 101
    1 Year 2nd Semester Subjects Introduction to Purchasing, Public Sector, Business Management Fundamentals, Economics, Supply Chain Management Practice 102
    Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

    Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

    Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
    • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
    • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons.
    • 24-hour access.

    Once you have achieved the Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management professional training at BTC you can progress to other programmes offered by us or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions. Credits obtained can be used as evidence for RPL for other qualifications. 

    Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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