School of Administration & Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Supply Chain Management
Qualification / Course Information
The primary purpose of the PGDip programme is to prepare students on a tactical to strategic competency level to undertake advanced reflection and development by means of a systematic survey of current thinking and practice in the area of Public Supply Chain Management. South Africa needs a well-functioning public sector (education, healthcare, tax services, transport, etc.) to ensure that there is continuous service delivery. This programme will assist public sector SCM practitioners to become better equipped to implement their procurement activities in order to improve performance and service delivery.
This change can be realised through the successful completion of the PGDip (Public Supply Chain Management). The PGDip (Public Supply Chain Management) should support and help to create a more effective and efficient public procurement environment, in which practitioners, role-players, citizens and other important stakeholders enjoy a sense of shared purpose and confidence in government contracting. This programme should also make a significant contribution to the supply value chain by ensuring that quality goods and services are delivered to citizens, which is at the heart of the way the government operates.
The curriculum of the proposed programme aims to address the challenges described above by first establishing a deep understanding of both the regulatory environment, as well as the application of ethics in the public service, as the broad context. Thereafter students will be exposed to the current theory and practice in the fields of demand, acquisition management, logistics, disposal management, performance management, systems and risk. Two threads will be woven into all modules, namely ethics and the impact of the digitisation of supply chains. The programme structure ensures sufficient content related to the organisational and personal effectiveness knowledge areas.
FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
Vertical articulation opportunities within STADIO: Master of Management (SAQA ID: 11786)
Horizontal articulation opportunities within STADIO: Bachelor of Business Administration Honours (SAQA ID: 117864)
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
Distance learning students have access to STADIO’s student support services via the learning management system. Students can access a range of presentations and online support initiatives aimed at success and wellness. At the start of the semester, new students will be invited to join the online student orientation programme to familiarise themselves with the services offered by STADIO.
STADIO, in partnership with SADAG, has a dedicated STADIO student helpline providing students with free telephonic counselling, information, referrals, and support. Students will also have access to general counselling services.
THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ARE:
The admission criterium for the PGDip in Public Supply Chain Management is a Bachelor’s degree (NQF 7) in any of the disciplines of supply chain management, public management, public procurement, or similar. More generic Bachelor Degrees such as Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce degrees will be accepted if students have completed credits at NQF 7 in Supply Chain Management or Public Management. STADIO may require of such applicants to complete suitable bridging courses in this regard.
STADIO is committed to achieving inclusion and to overcome barriers to access and success in higher education. Applicants who do not meet the stated admission criteria, but who have relevant work experience and/or prior learning may apply for admission under the policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). STADIO admits a maximum of 10% per cohort via RPL. The implementation of RPL is context-specific, in terms of discipline, programme and level. Further information may be obtained from your Student Recruitment Advisor.
Demand and Acquisition Management
Fundamentals of Public Supply Chain Management
Logistics and Disposal Management
- Regulatory Environment for Public Supply Chain Management
Strategic Ethical Leadership
Supplier Contract and Performance Management
Systems, Resources and Risk Management
The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Supply Chain Management aims to build the capacity of employees in the public sector and future employees of the public sector. The purpose of the programme is to equip procurement and supply chain practitioners of
government departments at national, provincial and municipal levels and in public entities. The programme ensures that students are equipped with the necessary expert knowledge, professional skills and competencies to excel in the workforce.
Students completing this programme successfully can consider employment as:
- Assistant Director: SCM with Assistant Manager competency levels in the job areas of chief buyer, category manager,
- procurement manager, purchasing manager, warehouse manager, and inventory manager.
- Deputy Director: SCM with Manager competency levels in the job areas of demand manager, acquisition manager, and logistics manager.
- Director: SCM with Senior Manager competency levels in the job area of Head of Supply Chain Management.
- Chief Director/Deputy Director General with General Manager competency levels in the job area of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO).