To, provide learners with the competencies required to engage in the processes and inter-relationships across the supply chain so as to create sustainable value for organisations. This qualification is aimed at overcoming the traditional functional approach to operations and management, and at fostering supply chain integration to the advantage of all stakeholders. The National Treasury developed competency profiles for the Public Sector in terms of supply chain management. This qualification meets some of those Public Sector needs and is also suitable for the private sector.


Module 1: Risk Management

  • Monitor, assess and manage risk

Module 2: Management Practices

  • Analyse and apply management practices within the supply chain
  • Develop and implement supply chain performance management systems

Module 3: Supply Chain Management

  • Outline the philosophy of supply chain management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the supply chain environment

Module 4: Supply Chain Information

  • Facilitate processes to ensure the integration of supply chain information
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements in developing strategies to optimise operational supply

Module 5: Infrastructure of the Supply Chain

  • Manage relationships between supply chain partners
  • Establish a competitive supply chain infrastructure

Module 6: Supply Chain Environment

  • Apply professional values and ethics in the operational environment
  • Evaluate the influences of key components in a supply chain
  • Negotiate with suppliers

Module 7: Strategic Supply Chain

  • Lead and influence the supply chain management environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and elements of strategic supply chain management

Module 8: Social responsibility

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key issues important for compliance
    with corporate governance principles and social responsibility

Module 9: Supply Chain Operations

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of international trade and
    execute international purchases
  • Prepare products for transportation; manage the return of goods and warehousing


Duration: 12 Months

Delivery: Classroom/Online/Blended


  • Numeracy, Literacy & Communication equal to NQF 4
  • Technical skills pertaining to agricultural activities equal to NQF 4


  • Qualifying learners could follow a career in:
  • Supply Chain
  • Logistics
  • Transport
  • Warehousing


National Certificate in Supply Chain Management NQF 5

Accreditation: TETA SETA

SAQA ID: 74149 

NQF Level: 5

Credits: 150

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